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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...

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...

Barakah starts up Unit 1; US lifts ban on nuclear export funding

Aug 5, 2020

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

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...

US program seeks two commercially viable advanced reactors

May 27, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP) is calling on participants to demonstrate two fully-operational advanced nuclear reactors within five to...