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US plants show record efficiency in extreme weather conditions

Apr 30, 2015

Nuclear power is proving its value and reliability in difficult weather conditions. US nuclear power plants ran at record high efficiency rates in 2014, at 91.7% of capacity, according...

Japan returns to nuclear to get economy back on track

Apr 1, 2015

As part of the Strategic Energy Plan of Japan, the country’s government has decided to include nuclear as one of four base load energy sources.

Conference tackles cyber security for next-generation nuclear power in a connected world

Mar 19, 2015

Speakers from government, regulators and the private sector are lined up to tackle the crucial issue of cyber security as the UK gears up for its next generation of nuclear stations.

Argonne partners with nuclear power heavyweights to improve plant extension technology

Jan 15, 2015

The US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory will work with three of the world's leading nuclear products and services companies on projects that could...

Cape awarded five year EDF contract extension

Jan 15, 2015

Cape plc has been awarded an extension to its contract with EDF Energy for the supply of access, insulation and associated services in support of EDF Energy’s fleet of eight nuclear...

Exelon Generation promotes two nuclear execs

Jan 15, 2015

Michael J. Pacilio, Exelon Nuclear's president and chief nuclear officer since 2010, has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Exelon Generation LLC.

Sizewell B on the lookout for new apprentices

Nov 20, 2014

Sizewell B currently employs 37 apprentices, and will be looking to take on up to six more this year. Would-be engineers can find out about apprentice opportunities at Sizewell B power...

Dr Christoph Frei, World Energy Council: “The energy sector has to re-evaluate itself and regain the public confidence to be granted its social licence to operate.”

May 8, 2013

Dr. Christoph Frei, Fifth Secretary General of the World Energy Council, says the need for effective global governance of the nuclear power industry has never been greater and that...

Areva: overcoming obsolescence with digital technology

May 1, 2013

Nuclear Energy Insider looks at how the industry is relying on digital technology to combat obsolescence while also improving plant reliability.

Policy Brief 21 – 27 March 2013

Mar 27, 2013

NRC holds safety performance open houses Companies and organisations mentioned: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Salem NPP, Hope Creek NPP, Nine Mile Point NPP, FitzPatrick, Entergy...

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