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  1. IEA chief economist says nuclear vital to climate objective

    The International Energy Agency’s chief economist says the Paris agreement will be ‘very difficult to achieve without an increase in nuclear power capacity. László Varró told the Budapest Energy Summit on Tuesday that renewables were flourishing but their deployment wasn’t happening quickly enough. "Some NGOs love to hate nuclear, but even with the nuclear renaissance, you'd have to push wind and solar to the limit," he said. "If you want to do it without nuclear, it's technically possible, but incredibly ambitious." There are "unanswered questions" about how a 100 per cent renewable system would work, he added. These include whether large-scale transmission development would have social acceptance and to what extent flexible demand response is scalable to a high level.” Varro pointed to the data collected for the World Energy Outlook's 450 Scenario shows global nuclear generation output increasing by almost two-and-a-half times by 2040, compared to the present day - from 2535 TWh to 6101 TWh, in order for the overall 2°C to be achieved. In this 450 scenario, low-carbon energy sources dominate the generation mix. Hydro generates 20 per cent, nuclear 18 per cent, wind 18 per cent and solar PV 9 per cent. Fossil fuel generation declines sharply, with gas supplying 16 per cent, coal 9 per cent and oil 1 per cent. The remaining 9 per cent is supplied by a range of other low-carbon sources. Varro noted that China was putting a new nuclear reactor online once every quarter, on average, while Russia has signed contracts for the development of 36 nuclear power plants. The radical decarbonisation that will be needed in the coming decades is far more than what is being presently done, he added. "Over the last 25 years, we've had the Rio Earth Summit, the Kyoto Protocol, the Copenhagen Agreement, books, films, Hollywood stars dedicated to climate change and sustainability and yet the average carbon intensity of the energy system has increased.” "Stabilising emissions is like driving towards a cliff at full speed and taking your foot off the accelerator. You have slowed down, but you are still heading towards the cliff.” "By 2030, 14 years from now, we'll need to find more than ten billion tonnes of additional emissions reductions on top of the Paris Agreement submissions," he said. "In other words, we will need to find ten European climate energy packages. Whether it is the United States or Europe that is going to lead is a meaningless question, given the scale of the challenge. Everybody has to lead and that's for the 2 degrees scenario." "The 2 degrees target is just at the borderline of what might be achieved while maintaining consumerist capitalism - and that's only if we do it really smartly."

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    Wed, 7 Dec 2016

  2. Georgia Power places nuclear reactor vessel at Plant Vogtle

    Georgia Power placed the first nuclear reactor vessel in the state of Georgia in more than 30 years at the Plant Vogtle expansion project near Augusta 

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    Wed, 30 Nov 2016

  3. Nuclear Power: German court paves way for nuclear compensation claims

    Germany's highest court opened the way on Tuesday for potentially costly compensation claims from electricity companies over the government's abrupt decision in 2011 to shut down several nuclear reactors and accelerate the closure of the rest.

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    Wed, 7 Dec 2016

  4. Michigan nuclear power plant's license extension on hold

    Fermi 2 has been operating since July of 1985

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    Mon, 5 Dec 2016

  1. Fermi 2 Nuclear License Extension Placed on Hold

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    Mon, 5 Dec 2016

  2. GE Hitachi, Southern Nuclear to collaborate on advanced nuclear reactors

    GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Southern Nuclear have agreed to collaborate in studying the development and licensing of advanced nuclear reactors including GEH’s PRISM sodium-cooled fast reactor design 

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    Wed, 2 Nov 2016

  3. SMRs have ‘key role in district heating’

    Small modular nuclear reactors can play a key role in providing low carbon heat for district heating systems, according to the strategy manager of the UK’s Energy Technologies Network.

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    Fri, 2 Dec 2016

  4. ‘Unacceptable that only a fifth of nuclear workforce are women’

    The chief executive of the UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation has said that “it is fundamentally unacceptable to me that only a fifth of the nuclear workforce are women”.

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    Fri, 2 Dec 2016

  5. Video: Georgia Power Places Reactor Vessel in Votgle Unit 3

    The 306-ton reactor vessel was lifted into its permanent location on Nov. 23, using one of the largest cranes in the world -- a heavy-lift derrick with a 560-foot front boom.

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    Wed, 30 Nov 2016

  6. Nuclear Power: Michigan nuclear power plant's license extension on hold

    A 20-year extension for the operating license of a nuclear power plant in Michigan has been put on hold after an activist group encouraged a federal agency to look more closely into how potassium iodide pills would be given to area residents if the plant ever has a major release of radioactive ...

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    Sat, 3 Dec 2016

  7. France turns to coal and gas-fired power

    France demonstrated heavy reliance on coal and gas-fired power in October, according to data released from network operator on Monday.

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    Tue, 29 Nov 2016

  8. Nuclear Power: Chernobyl shelter safely placed over exploded reactor

    A massive shelter has finally been installed over the exploded reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world.

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    Wed, 30 Nov 2016

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