NuScale Power is a step closer to seeing its nuclear reactor built in eastern Idaho. Having completed a 12,000-page design application for the federal regulator the Nuclear Regulatory Commission the firm expects to deliver the document describing the first-of-its-kind small modular reactor design tomorrow, Thursday, in Washington, D.C. Nuscale Power is the first of several […]

An international team of scientists suggests that we must ramp up energy production using nuclear power if we are to succeed in warding off the worst effects of greenhouse gas emissions on climate change. (Or we can simply take the risks of natural gas supplies driving electricity prices sky high when the price cycle turns […]

Terrestrial Energy Inc. (TEI) announced that it has entered into an initial collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) less than a month after announcing entering into a Letter of Intent with the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL). The Letter of Intent is for the provision of research and development services on commercial terms to TEI […]

Since the resignation of the last Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman, Gregory Jaczko there has been a general lift in the industry’s spirits. So far the current chairwoman, Allison McFarlane hasn’t made any moves to quell American enthusiasm. This situation, now well over a year in, has raised a lot of hopes and stirred a lot […]

An American Physical Society group chaired by Roy Schwitters reports that if U.S. nuclear plants continue to shut down instead of extending operations the nation risks losing 60 percent of its clean electricity production starting as soon as 2030. That’s the baseload share that runs 100% of the time and is the lowest cost electricity […]

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