China Will Show Nuclear Energy is Still Better for a Decarbonized Electrical Grid

China is one of the only countries increasing its construction of nuclear power. China will have more nuclear energy than the USA by 2030. In 2020, nuclear is still the second-largest source of low-carbon electricity, after hydropower. In the US, Europe and Japan nuclear power is the largest source of low-carbon electricity generation. It provides …

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Indonesia Could Justify Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor Development to Get a Nuclear Navy

In July, 2020, ThorCon and Indonesia’s Defense Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to study developing a 50 MW thorium molten salt reactor (TMSR) for either power generation or marine vehicle propulsion. Indonesia could justify additional costs for a modular molten salt nuclear reactor to get a nuclear navy. Nuclear reactors for a nuclear …

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Moltex Nuclear Would Work in a World With Abundant Solar Energy

Moltex Energy calculated that abundant solar and wind energy will mean nuclear energy needs low capital and fixed operating costs to be profitable at 30-50% capacity factor in unsubsidized competition with fossil fuels. Radical innovation will slash costs of nuclear energy. SSR (Stable Salt Reactor) will meet the cost objective, comfortably, through intrinsic safety and …

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Low Risk Progress to Commercial Next Generation Nuclear Reactor by 2030

The Terrestrial Energy Molten Salt reactor development avoids all risk in technology, science and regulation to build the commercial molten salt reactor by 2030. They have the first stage of regulatory approval in Canada and are working closely with Canada nuclear regulators, US nuclear regulators, Energy Utilities and US National Labs. Nextbigfuture has been covering …

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Iran Nuclear Program Has a Potential 3 Month Breakout But Loses a Lead Scientist

A top Iranian nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was killed by five gunmen. There have been successful assassinations of leading Iranian nuclear scientists since 2010. This is the first successful assassination since 2012. The Iranian government has difficulty recruiting scientists for nuclear research. Arms Control Report on Iran’s Nuclear Program The IAEA concluded that Iran’s uranium …

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