Tag Archives: Nuclear power

Ukraine war sees some countries focus on food, fuel, not clean energy

Concerns related to both the energy transition and energy security have been thrown into sharp relief by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. At the same time, recent months have also seen commodity prices jump. Marcus Brandt | Picture Alliance | Getty Images The world’s governments have pledged more than $710 billion …

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The role of natural gas in the Russia-Ukraine conflict

Natural gas is one of several commodities affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  Prices on the Dutch TTF hub, a European benchmark for natural gas trading, more than tripled between February 16 and March 7 before pulling back. But despite being at the center of the largest military conflict in …

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Britain eyes nuclear, wind, fossil fuels in bid for energy security

Alongside a ramp up in nuclear power, the British Energy Security Strategy envisages up to 50 GW of offshore wind and 10 GW of hydrogen – half of which would be so-called green hydrogen – by 2030. Christopher Furlong | Getty Images News | Getty Images The U.K. government has …

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See where reactors are located

There are 93 commercial nuclear reactors operating in the United States at 55 locations in 28 states. The majority of nuclear reactors are in the eastern portion of the U.S. Currently, 25 reactors are in some phase of decommissioning. There are also licenses approved for another eight nuclear reactors to …

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Deep Isolation aims to bury nuclear waste using boreholes

Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards Elizabeth Muller, the CEO, and Richard Muller, the chief technology officer, of Deep Isolation, in Texas for their 2019 demonstration. Photographer: Roman Pino, Courtesy Deep Isolation There is no permanent nuclear waste depository in the United States. Instead, nuclear waste is stored in dry casks …

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How war in Ukraine and climate change are shaping the nuclear industry

The Vogtle Unit 3 and 4 site, being constructed by primary contractor Westinghouse, a business unit of Toshiba, near Waynesboro, Georgia, is seen in an aerial photo taken February 2017. Georgia Power | Reuters Climate change and global security are pushing against each other in shaping the future. That’s particularly …

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European nuclear fusion experiment announces ‘record-breaking’ results

Nuclear fusion powers the Sun. Pierre Longnus | The Image Bank | Getty Images Researchers working on a project centered around fusion energy — the process that powers stars — have hailed “record-breaking” results produced by a landmark experiment in the U.K. Engineers and scientists from the EUROfusion consortium were able to produce 59 megajoules of …

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