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energyKorea Completes 1340 MWe Nuclear Reactor

Korea has started a new 1350 MWe Shin Kori 4 reactor and will connect it to the electricity grid at the end of this month. It is the second APR-1400 reactor to start up of a planned global fleet of …

nuclearAdvances in Supercooling Science

Researchers have discovered new properties of supercooled water. It has long been known that clean water with no particulates that is placed in a smooth enough container can be cooled below its freezing point of 0 C (32 F) without …

energySaudi Arabia Works with South Korea, China, Argentina on Nuclear Power

Google Earth Satellite images show that Saudi Arabia is within months of completing an experimental nuclear reactor. Saudi Arabia is working with Argentina on the experimental reactors. In March 2015, INVAP (Investigacion Aplicada) from Argentina and state-owned Saudi technology innovation …

militaryEMP Risk Management Executive Order

The President has issued an executive order for the executive branches assess, prioritize, and manage the risks of EMPs. Electromagnetic pulses (EMP) have the potential to disrupt, degrade, and damage technology and critical infrastructure systems.  Human-made or naturally occurring EMPs …

bill gatesBill Gates Praises New Advanced Nuclear Energy Legislation

The US Congress has authorized a new bill that supports the development of advanced nuclear power. Billionaire Bill Gates says “I cannot overstate how important this is”. The bill includes: long-term nuclear power purchase agreements advanced nuclear reactor research and …

coalGrowth in World Energy in 2018 Was Double the Recent Average Growth

World Energy consumption increased 2.3% in 2018 with 70% of the increase coming from China, the USA and India. The growth was double the average increase from 2010-2017. Global Electricity demand increased by 4% to 23000 Terawatt hours. Global energy-related …

energyEnergy Lies Believed By Intelligent People

I was at the MIT EmTech Digital 2019 conference. There was a lunch discussion which involved nuclear energy. A supercomputer and Artificial intelligence expert said that Nuclear Power was great except for the dangerous nuclear waste. Someone else at the …

energySmall Nuclear Reactors from China and USA Around 2025

China will start pouring concrete for a 125 MWe ACP100 nuclear reactor by the end of this year. Construction is expected to take 65 months. The first unit expected to start up by 31 May 2025 Changjiang, Hainan. Each ACP100 …

energyNuclear Uprates Help US Set Record and Advanced Uprates Will Be the Future

US nuclear power plants set a new record for annual power generation in 2018. Capacity additions from plant uprates, combined with shorter refueling maintenance cycles, enabled the country’s nuclear plants to produce 807.1 million MWh in 2018, surpassing the previous …

economic impactSeries of Fusion Experiments that Could Lead to Cheap, Clean, Abundant Fusion Energy

The bootstrapped LPP Fusion dense plasma focus nuclear fusion project will be starting a potentially big year of testing. They are completing work on their beryllium electrode. If everything goes smoothly on four critical steps then this could be the …