Industry Insight

UK looks to cut new build costs by almost a third by 2030

Sep 15, 2020

A Nuclear Industry Institute (NIA) report outlines how to cut new build costs by 30% over the next 10 years, as industry heads warn the negative perception of nuclear means expensive...

UK dockyard turns to VR to apply modular approach to nuclear

Sep 1, 2020

A small modular reactor (SMR) project at the Liverpool dockyards is leaning on virtual reality to aid in planning and training, project leaders say.

NuScale NRC approval overshadows UAMPS delay

Sep 1, 2020

NuScale’s small modular reactor design has been closely linked with its likely first customer, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS), but the regulatory design approval shows...

Next gen reactor design aims to ease security concerns

Aug 18, 2020

The public’s perception of the safety of nuclear power is one of the industry’s largest hurdles to greater adoption, with horror stories around Chernobyl and Fukushima dominating the...

Nuclear looks to hydrogen to pay the bills

Aug 18, 2020

Competition from low-cost natural gas and the falling price of renewables is forcing the nuclear industry to find a paying sideline for existing and planned plants to ensure they are...

Regulators tackle SMRs to give them room to grow

Aug 5, 2020

As the commercial use of small modular reactors (SMRs) moves closer, regulators are working to rewrite the rules governing nuclear power plants to avoid suffocating the new technology...

Lobbying for Sizewell C intensifies amid job loss fears

Aug 5, 2020

Proponents of the proposed EPR nuclear power station at Sizewell on the Suffolk coast are ramping up calls for the government to give the project the go ahead, saying tens of thousands...

UK government aims to kick start next-gen nuclear

Jul 21, 2020

The British government has begun Stage 2 of its Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) competition as analysts and companies warn challenges remain for next generation nuclear in the country.

Industry heads warn nuclear costs must be slashed

Jul 21, 2020

Reducing the cost of building advanced nuclear power plants is essential for wide adoption over the next ten years, industry leaders agreed during Reuters Events Virtual International...

US nuclear investment expected to soar after DFC ban lifted

Jul 7, 2020

The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is expected to agree to lift a ban on investment into advanced nuclear energy projects for export in July, opening the...