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U.S. Pushes to Triple Nuclear Energy Production by 2050

U.S. Pushes to Triple Nuclear Energy Production by 2050

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer's plan…

Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

Russia And Ukraine Trade Blame Over Outages At Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Plant

Aug 15, 2023 at 08:27 | RFE/RL staff

The fate of the massive nuclear power plant in the crosshairs of Europe's largest war in decades has made for worrisome headlines since Russia launched its large-scale invasion…

Another New Nuclear Reactor Energizes U.S. Clean Energy Hopes

Aug 07, 2023 at 08:47 | Felicity Bradstock

Following the energy shortages of 2022, the U.S. has been racing to reinvigorate its nuclear energy sector. Long neglected, nuclear power appears to be making a comeback in the U.S.,…

Canada Reignites Its Nuclear Energy Ambitions

Aug 01, 2023 at 08:36 | Haley Zaremba

Canada’s decades-long nuclear energy slump is over. While nuclear power currently supplies about 15% of Canada’s energy, industry growth has been stalled out for years thanks to fears about…

UK Looks To Boost Energy Security With Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

Jul 18, 2023 at 07:43 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The UK launched on Tuesday a competition for small modular reactor (SMR) technology and created a new nuclear body, Great British Nuclear, in a bid…

New Startup Looks To Blend AI And Nuclear Energy

Jul 14, 2023 at 08:30 | Haley Zaremba

The future of the global energy sector is in the hands of Artificial Intelligence. AI is proving to be an increasingly essential component of decarbonization pathways and solving the…

Heatwave Forces French Nuclear Power Plants To Curb Output

Jul 12, 2023 at 08:22 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The current heatwave in most of Europe, expected to be a prolonged period of higher-than-normal temperatures, is set to limit nuclear power generation at two French nuclear plants this week,…

Can The U.S. Wean Itself Off Russian Uranium?

Jun 20, 2023 at 13:06 | Alex Kimani

Back in March 2022, shortly after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, President Biden signed an executive order that banned the import of Russian oil, liquefied natural gas, and coal to…

Nuclear Fusion: A Clean Energy Revolution Or A Radioactive Nightmare?

Jun 20, 2023 at 08:42 | Kurt Cobb

A friend of mine who was trained as a physicist used to joke about a future in which each of us would carry handheld fusion reactors that plug…

‘Nuclear Diesel’ Could Become A Gamechanger In Energy Markets

Jun 19, 2023 at 16:40 | Alex Kimani

Back in February, a  proposal by the EU to completely ban cars that run on fossil fuels by 2035 faced heavy opposition led by the bloc’s largest economy, Germany, as…

How Nuclear Power Can Dethrone King Coal

Jun 16, 2023 at 07:06 | Robert Rapier

Over the past 15 years, the United States has undergone a significant transition away from coal-fired power plants. This transition is being driven by several factors, including environmental…

Europe’s Nuclear Power Puzzle

Jun 07, 2023 at 08:42 | Felicity Bradstock

Since the European Commission stated the need for an accelerated green transition that includes nuclear power and natural gas, it seems member states are having a hard time agreeing on…

Nuclear Power May Become Crucial In Decarbonization Efforts

Jun 01, 2023 at 14:50 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Nuclear power generation could help the world decarbonize energy amid growing global demand for electricity with the ‘electrify everything’ push, including in transportation. The energy crisis of the past year…

Finnish Nuclear Power Plant Cuts Output After Prices Go Negative

May 25, 2023 at 11:52 | ZeroHedge

As we detailed in early May, the transition from testing to regular output last month saw Finland's first nuclear power-plant drive electricity prices dramatically lower.

Japan Court Dismisses Citizens' Concerns, Paves Way For Nuclear Power Restart

May 25, 2023 at 08:39 | ZeroHedge

On Wednesday, a district court in Japan dismissed residents' calls to halt the restart of a nuclear reactor. This represents a victory for the Pacific island nation, grappling with soaring…

The EU Is Deeply Divided Over Nuclear's Role In The Energy Transition

May 18, 2023 at 17:06 | Tsvetana Paraskova

While the U.S., the UK, and even Japan are doubling down on nuclear energy in the wake of the energy crisis, the European Union has seen divisions among member states…

Consortium Of Japanese Companies To Back Promising Fusion Startup

May 18, 2023 at 10:29 | ZeroHedge

16 companies in Japan, including Mitsubishi Corp., Kansai Electric Power Co. and one government affiliated fund, are readying a $73.6 million investment in a startup working to commercialize…

Electricity Prices Plunge By 75% As Finland Opens New Nuclear Power Plant

May 16, 2023 at 09:18 | ZeroHedge

The commencement of regular output from a much-delayed Finnish nuclear reactor in April saw electricity prices in the country decrease by more than 75 percent. The Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) nuclear…

Visualizing The Crucial Role Of Uranium

May 11, 2023 at 10:38 | ZeroHedge

Uranium is the primary fuel for nuclear energy, powering more than 400 reactors that make up 10% of the world’s annual electricity generation.

Support For Nuclear Energy In The U.S. Is At A 10-Year High

May 03, 2023 at 10:17 | Haley Zaremba

A brand new Gallup poll shows that support for nuclear energy in the United States is at a 10-year high. This finding is…

New Nuclear Technology Is Safer, More Efficient And More Sustainable

May 01, 2023 at 09:28 | Robert Rapier

In 2019, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released Nuclear Power in a Clean Energy System, which highlights the importance of nuclear power in…

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