Tag: nuclear energy

How to Reopen a Nuclear Power Plant

Palisades Power Plant in Michigan could be the first shut-down nuclear plant to restart operations. By Casey Crownhart MIT Technology Review April 3, 2024 A shut-down nuclear power plant in Michigan could get a second life thanks to a $1.52 billion loan from the US Department of Energy. If successful, it will be the first time…
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Second New Reactor at Plant Vogtle Reaches 100% Power

(L-R) Views of Units 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle, in Burke County near Waynesboro, Georgia on Monday, July 31, 2023. (Arvin Temkar / [email protected]) The long-delayed and over-budget nuclear unit is expected to enter service between April and June 4/2/2024 By Drew Kann The Atlanta Journal Constitution The second new nuclear reactor at Plant…
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AWS Acquiring Data Center Campus Powered by Nuclear Energy

The Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania has operated since 1983. Source: U.S. government Darrell Proctor March 4, 2024 Talen Energy Corp. said the company has sold its Cumulus data center campus, located near a Pennsylvania nuclear power station that provides the site with its power, to Amazon Web Services (AWS), according to a Talen…
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French Bill on Accelerating Nuclear New Build Progresses to Senate

World Nuclear News 17 January 2023 The French Senate has begun discussing a bill aimed at accelerating procedures related to the construction of new nuclear facilities near existing nuclear sites and to the operation of existing facilities. In February last year, President Emmanuel Macron proposed the construction of six new EPR2 reactors, with an option…
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4 Key Benefits of Advanced Small Modular Reactors

Department of Energy | Office of Nuclear Energy May 28, 2020 Welcome to the future of nuclear energy. Within the next 10 years, advanced small modular reactors (SMRs) could change the way we think about reliable, clean and affordable nuclear power. Instead of going big, scientists and engineers went small developing mini reactors that are roughly a third…
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Swipe Right for Nuclear: An Introduction to 6 Advanced Nuclear Technologies

Office of Nuclear Energy  February 12, 2019 | Updated: February 14, 2022 So … it’s been a while since nuclear has put itself out there. Let’s be honest, nuclear doesn’t have a lot of time to worry about its appearance. It pretty much works around the clock with a capacity factor north of 90%. And while it’s helped…
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