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  • CNL invites academia to join CNRI programme 05/10/2022
    Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has issued a call for proposals for the fourth round of its Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative, which is aimed at collaborative research initiatives on small modular reactors and advanced reactors. CNL has now expanded the programme to invite project applications from Canadian universities.
  • Brazil’s ENBPar and Rosatom agree to cooperate 05/10/2022
    Participações em Energia Nuclear e Binacional SA and Russia’s Rosatom signed a Memorandum of Understanding which seeks to promote mutual cooperation in areas and activities related to nuclear energy.
  • Nuclear central in Virginia's energy plan 05/10/2022
    The 2022 Virginia Energy Plan, announced by Governor Glenn Youngkin, calls for a nuclear innovation hub to be established in the state and for a commercial small modular reactor to be deployed in southwest Virginia within the next decade.
  • Released Zaporizhzhia director general 'not returning to role' 05/10/2022
    The International Atomic Energy Agency says it understands that Ihor Murashov, who had been director general at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, will not resume the role after his release from Russian detention.  Energoatom's President Petro Kotin says administration of the plant was transferred to Kyiv following the detention and that he has now taken […]
  • Westinghouse and Ansaldo Nucleare collaborate on next-gen LFR nuclear plant 04/10/2022
    Westinghouse Electric Company and Ansaldo Nucleare have signed a new cooperation agreement to develop a next generation nuclear power plant based on Lead-cooled Fast Reactor technology.
  • Licence renewal sought for Comanche Peak 04/10/2022
    Vistra has applied to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a 20-year operating licence extension for the two-unit Comanche Peak nuclear power plant in Texas. The current licences for Comanche Peak units 1 and 2 expire in 2030 and 2033, respectively.
  • Winning bid announced to host UK fusion plant 04/10/2022
    The West Burton power plant site in Nottinghamshire, England, has been selected to host the UK's prototype fusion energy plant - the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production. The demonstration plant is due to begin operating by 2040.
  • Ranger valuation report prompts ERA board changes 03/10/2022
    Energy Resources of Australia has announced that its chairman and two independent non-executive directors are to step down. The announcement came after majority owner Rio Tinto questioned the content of a newly released valuation report to address material cost and schedule overruns on the rehabilitation of the Ranger project.
  • PEJ seeks Polish regulator opinion on safety analysis plans 03/10/2022
    Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe has applied to the President of the National Atomic Energy Agency (Panstwowa Agencja Atomistyki) for a general opinion on the planned verification of safety analyses for prospective nuclear power plants.
  • Brookfield sees new dawn for nuclear 03/10/2022
    There is no credible net-zero scenario in which nuclear does not grow its capacity from today, global asset management company Brookfield said in a newly released White Paper.

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  • Hackmanite mineral changes color also upon exposure to nuclear radiation 29/09/2022
    Researchers have long studied the color-changing properties of the natural mineral hackmanite upon exposure to UV radiation or X-rays. Now, the research group studied the reactions of synthetic hackmanite to nuclear radiation. The researchers discovered a one-of-a-kind and novel intelligent quality, gamma exposure memory, which allows the use of hackmanite as e.g. radiation detector.
  • Pushing the boundaries of chemistry: Properties of heaviest element studied so far measured at GSI/FAIR 15/09/2022
    Researchers have gained new insights into the chemical properties of the superheavy element flerovium -- element 114 -- at the accelerator facilities of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt. The measurements show that flerovium is the most volatile metal in the periodic table.
  • Less risk, less costs: Portable spectroscopy devices could soon become real 01/09/2022
    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is an analytical tool with a wide range of applications, including the magnetic resonance imaging that is used for diagnostic purposes in medicine. However, NMR often requires powerful magnetic fields to be generated, which limits the scope of its use. Researchers have now discovered potential new ways to reduce the size […]
  • Particles pick pair partners differently in small nuclei 31/08/2022
    The protons and neutrons that build the nucleus of the atom frequently pair up. Now, a new high-precision experiment has found that these particles may pick different partners depending on how packed the nucleus is. The data also reveal new details about short-distance interactions between protons and neutrons in nuclei and may impact results from […]
  • Elemental research: Scientists apply boron to tungsten components in fusion facilities 30/08/2022
    Scientists at have conducted research showing that a powder dropper can successfully drop boron powder into high-temperature plasma within tokamaks that have parts made of a heat-resistant material known as tungsten.
  • The electron slow motion: Ion physics on the femtosecond scale 22/08/2022
    How do different materials react to the impact of ions? This is a question that plays an important role in many areas of research -- for example in nuclear fusion research, when the walls of the fusion reactor are bombarded by high-energy ions. However, it is difficult to understand the temporal sequence of such processes. […]
  • 2D array of electron and nuclear spin qubits opens new frontier in quantum science 15/08/2022
    By using photons and electron spin qubits to control nuclear spins in a two-dimensional material, researchers have opened a new frontier in quantum science and technology, enabling applications like atomic-scale nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and to read and write quantum information with nuclear spins in 2D materials.
  • Upgrade for magnetic resonance methods with a 1,000-fold amplifier 09/08/2022
    Researchers determine the structure and dynamics of proteins using NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) spectroscopy. Until now, however, much higher concentrations were necessary for in-vitro measurements of the biomolecules in solution than found in our body's cells. An NMR method enhanced by a very powerful amplifier, in combination with molecular dynamics simulation, now enables their detection […]
  • A better way to quantify radiation damage in materials 03/08/2022
    Researchers find much of the damage inside nuclear reactors is so small that it has eluded previous tests. Their new tool provides a way to directly measure this damage, potentially opening a path for the safe operation of nuclear power plants far beyond their present licensed lifetimes.
  • Suspended sediment reduced by rapid revegetation after Fukushima decontamination 03/08/2022
    Researchers have found that soil decontamination efforts following the Fukushima nuclear accident resulted in constant, high levels of suspended river sediment downstream, but a rapid decrease in the amount of particulate radiocesium. Additionally, the rapid recovery of vegetation reduced the duration of unsustainable sediment effects. Future remediation projects should assess the natural restoration ability of […]

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  • Investigation triggers fresh fight over New Hampshire efficiency programs 05/10/2022
    The state’s consumer advocate says an investigation into energy efficiency programs by state utility regulators “is a direct affront” to legislation from earlier this year that codified the programs into state law. Investigation triggers fresh fight over New Hampshire efficiency programs is an article from Energy News Network, a nonprofit news service covering the clean […]
  • Maine program aims to help small towns electrify heat in public buildings 04/10/2022
    The $4 million program is intended to help towns with fewer than 5,000 residents cut energy use in public buildings.  Maine program aims to help small towns electrify heat in public buildings is an article from Energy News Network, a nonprofit news service covering the clean energy transition. If you would like to support us […]
  • Rhode Island starts to wrestle with what its net-zero goal means for natural gas 03/10/2022
    The state has a mandate to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. A discussion is underway about where that will leave the state’s natural gas distribution industry, which heats about half of the state’s homes. Rhode Island starts to wrestle with what its net-zero goal means for natural gas is an article from Energy News […]
  • Black-owned companies seek to close electric transportation gaps in Chicago 30/09/2022
    A pair of hyperlocal ride-hailing startups in Chicago are positioning themselves to better serve predominantly Black neighborhoods. Black-owned companies seek to close electric transportation gaps in Chicago is an article from Energy News Network, a nonprofit news service covering the clean energy transition. If you would like to support us please make a donation.
  • Can energy justice be measured? A new research project aims to do just that 29/09/2022
    The Energy Equity Project offers a national roadmap for how to eliminate disparities in clean energy access. Can energy justice be measured? A new research project aims to do just that is an article from Energy News Network, a nonprofit news service covering the clean energy transition. If you would like to support us please […]

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  • Sizewell 05/10/2022
    A team from Sizewell C is undertaking a conservation project to mitigate the impacts of the development of the nuclear power station on marsh harriers. The wetland habitat near Lower Abbey Farm in Leiston is being created as part of the company’s commitment to protecting wildlife and maximising opportunities for improving biodiversity during the project. […]
  • EDF 05/10/2022
    When EDF board members joined a video call in late August to discuss a landmark UK nuclear project, they were instead treated to a stand-off between the utility’s outgoing boss and the French state. Rather than signing off the Sizewell C plant in Suffolk as Jean-Bernard Lévy had pushed for, the biggest French power producer’s […]
  • New Nuclear 05/10/2022
    Jacob Rees-Mogg wants families living near nuclear power plants to get free electricity… just like in France. Living near nuclear power stations should mean free electricity, the Business Secretary suggested yesterday. Jacob Rees-Mogg gave his full backing to nuclear power as part of plans to make Britain energy self-sufficient. He said he would like to […]
  • Public Opinion 05/10/2022
    New YouGov tracker data reveals that Britons are increasingly supportive of nuclear energy, even though perceptions of its safety remain unchanged. From late 2019 to summer 2021, Britons were divided on using nuclear power. Around four in ten over that time period supported doing so, while a similar number opposed it. Since then, support has […]
  • Hartlepool & Heysham 05/10/2022
    In response to fast rising wholesale gas and power prices feeding through to extremely high consumer bills, (winter 22/23 wholesale electricity prices are currently forecast to be in the region of £600 per MWh) and the sharp focus on security of supply owing to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, EDF is to review the case […]
  • Dounreay 05/10/2022
    Work being done to safeguard the UK’s civil nuclear heritage has been highlighted by Dounreay’s information and knowledge manager at an international event in Canada. James Gunn presented a paper at the 18th International Congress of the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage (TICCIH), held in the University of Quebec and Montreal […]
  • Climate Policy 05/10/2022
    Gummer had just written to the UK head of ExxonMobil, plus the chair of Shell, to question parts of their plans for new fossil fuel developments. Business executives bear personal responsibility for decisions that affect the climate, he said, and in the worst cases, “we have to shame them”. His words are a crisp reminder […]
  • Climate Policy – Scotland 05/10/2022
    That was the core message from Dave Reay, director of the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute, as he opened The Scotsman’s annual Green Skills conference. He said: “There’s a real danger at the moment of missing opportunities to tackle climate change because of these other hopefully short term, but very acute issues – war in Ukraine, […]
  • Energy Costs 05/10/2022
    Liz Truss’s intervention to freeze energy prices for households for two years is expected to cost the government £89bn, according to the first major costing of the policy by the sector’s leading consultancy. The analysis from Cornwall Insight, seen exclusively by the Guardian, shows the prime minister’s plan to tackle the cost of living crisis […]
  • Energy Crisis 05/10/2022
    Britain must prepare for a winter energy crisis. Power cuts today, with so many reliant on electricity for so much of what they do, would be catastrophic to an already weak economy. The despatch of a Royal Navy frigate to protect the gas pipeline between Norway and the UK is a sensible move after the […]

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  • UN officials: Energy crisis should not lead to delay in emissions slash 06/10/2022
    United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Executive Secretary Olga Algayerova said suspending the timetable on achieving specific climate change goals whenever an energy crisis arises would mean they would never be achieved.
  • Coal India asked to enhance supply to thermal power plants 06/10/2022
    In a review meeting presided over by Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi, coal companies were advised to enhance supplies to thermal power plants to help them meet the growing electricity demand in the coming few weeks.
  • 450 coal-fired units closed in Panipat 05/10/2022
    The state has 3,000 units in Sonipat, 8,000 in Faridabad, 7,500 in Gurgaon, and 2,000 in the government and private industrial parks of Rohtak and Jhajjar districts. Sonipat’s textile and food-processing plants run heavy machinery.
  • Coal India asked to enhance supply to thermal power plants 05/10/2022
    In a review meeting presided over by Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi, coal companies were advised to enhance supplies to thermal power plants to help them meet the growing electricity demand in the coming few weeks.
  • Germany's biggest power producer RWE to phase out coal by 2030 04/10/2022
    "In the current crisis, we are contributing to security of supply in Germany by temporarily increasing the use of our lignite-fired power plants, and are thus also helping to displace gas from electricity generation," Chief Executive Markus Krebber said in a statement.
  • India's coal production rises 12 per cent in September 04/10/2022
    "During September 2022, CIL (Coal India Ltd), Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) and captive mines/others registered a growth of 12.35 per cent, 8.43 per cent and 12.37 per cent by producing 45.67 MT, 4.93 MT and 7.33 MT, respectively," as per the provisional statistics of the coal ministry.
  • Reimpose 5 per cent import duty on metallurgical coke, IMCOM urges Finance Minister 03/10/2022
    Citing the Union government's decision to reduce import duty on coking coal from 2.5 per cent to nil and on metallurgical coke (met coke) from 5 per cent to nil in May this year, IMCOM claimed that the move has had a severe and adverse impact on the operations of the Indian met coke industry.
  • US shift away from coal hits tribal community in New Mexico 03/10/2022
    The San Juan Generating Station burned its last bit of coal Thursday. The remaining workers will spend the coming weeks draining water from the plant, removing chemicals and preparing to tear down what has long been fixture on the high-desert horizon.
  • Tamil Nadu: Tangedco's bid to import coal faces heat 03/10/2022
    Global hydrogen demand reached 94 million tons in 2021, and contained energy equal to about 2.5 per cent of global final energy consumption. Only about 0.1 per cent of current global hydrogen production is green, but big expansions are planned.
  • 450 coal-fired units closed in Panipat 03/10/2022
    If there is adequate electricity infrastructure, it will solve the problem of outages and breakdowns, claim various industrial associations. Kundli Industrial Area president Bhupender Chaudhary and Sonipat Industrial Area president Subhas Gupta reported a breakdown at 440 kilowatt-hour Dimalpur powerhouse of Bahalgarh in Sonipat district.