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Nuclear must be part of taxonomy, say unions; HPC delayed over COVID-19

Feb 9, 2021

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know.

Progressive misgivings over nuclear unlikely to derail US strategy

Jan 26, 2021

The new U.S. Democratic leadership is making positive noises for the continuation, and possible expansion, of the previous administration’s own beefed up nuclear strategy despite the...

New nuclear, LTO among cheapest low carbon options, report shows

Jan 12, 2021

New nuclear power will be among the cheapest dispatchable, low-carbon power producing technology by 2025 while extending the life of existing nuclear plants is the most cost effective...

A giant leap for nuclear as reactors head to the Moon and Mars

Dec 22, 2020

The U.S. space agency NASA has used nuclear-driven power systems in its missions since the sixties, but a new directive to establish base camps on the Moon and Mars will see nuclear...

UK nuclear plan seen as tentative step in the right direction

Dec 8, 2020

The British government’s energy plan, as laid out in recent policy papers, is a step in the right direction for nuclear, but lacks key details, say industry insiders.

US nuclear plans on track despite partisan divides

Nov 24, 2020

Plans in the United States to invest heavily in nuclear R&D to prepare for the next generation of power generating technology will continue despite a chaotic political transition...

Belarus power station connected to grid; Britain completes fusion facility

Nov 3, 2020

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know.

US demonstration reactor finalists champion innovative designs

Oct 20, 2020

The two finalists of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP) have unique characteristics that will help build fuel-supply chains, examine...

Two novel reactors target niche corners of the market

Oct 6, 2020

Two new reactor designs show how the new nuclear industry is being forged to meet a range of energy needs though fuel availability remains a potential roadblock.

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...