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energyNuclear energy generation should add 26 GWe in 2018 and 2019

Global nuclear power generation in 2017 increased for the fifth consecutive year and reached 2506 TWh. At the end of 2017 the global nuclear capacity of the 448 operable reactors stood at 392 GWe, up 2 GWe compared with the …

iranIran getting low enriched uranium back from Russia

Iran is taking back another batch of the 20% enriched uranium stockpiles that were sent to Russia as part of the 2015 nuclear deal. 11 tons of low enriched uranium was originally sent from Iran to Russia. Iran has already …

chinaChina weakness is foreign oil dependence but will they scale to building two nuclear reactors per week

China initially announced 25% tariffs on $16 billion worth of US imports, including oil products, LPG and coal in a new list of affected goods but left off import duties on US crude oil. The crude oil may have been …

energyTwo US nuclear plants will start operating on 2021 and 2022

Georgia Power announced yesterday that Southern Nuclear has made significant progress on construction of units 3 and 4 of the Vogtle nuclear power plant since assuming project management on behalf of the project co-owners. Their share of forecasted cost of …

citySaudi Arabia trying to build a $2 trillion fund to support diversifying from oil

Saudi Arabia wants its Public Investment Fund (PIF) to control more than $2 trillion by 2030 so that it can be used to support transition from oil. Saudi Arabia wants to diversify its the economy away from oil, under a …

energySeaborg 100 MWe Molten Salt Reactor would fit on a regular truck and burn nuclear waste

Seaborg is the largest reactor design start-up in Europe. They have a design for a molten salt reactor that is ten times smaller than the Terrestrial Energy IMSR. It would 20 to 30 times smaller than an existing pressure water …

energyLos Alamos truck transportable nuclear fission reactor design

In 2015, Lockheed promised a nuclear fusion reactor design that could be transported via a heavy truck. Lockheed also was granted a patent for it. Additional research revealed the design would only have a chance to work with a 2000 …

energyNuclear Fusion Updated project reviews

Here is a rundown of the various nuclear fusion projects. Overall there many interesting projects with decent funding. Most are being more careful about making specific timeline promises. Molten Salt fission could deliver on most of the nuclear fusion clean …

energyLockheed Compact Reactor design is 100 times worse than initial claims

The Lockheed Compact Reactor was kicked off with huge promises a few years ago and their patent based upon those promises has publicized again. Journalists and publications who do not follow nuclear fusion in detail missed the technical revisions in …

diamondSix inch wide diamond disks guide megawatt of microwave heating for nuclear fusion

Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the company Diamond Materials have developed 6 inch wide diamond disks for window units to heat the plasma in fusion reactors. Gyrotrons are microwave oscillators generating a temperature of up to 150 …