Nuclear

Texas Nuclear Power Plants and the Texas Public Utility Commission
A new report has generated impressive headlines regarding the proposed expansion of nuclear power plants in Texas. It warns that proposed nuclear expansions could cost the state up to $22 billion, which would significantly increase the cost of electricity for...
The Decommissioning of the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant
The Ignalina nuclear power plant is the only remaining reactor from Lithuania`s era. Initially, it was a 1500-MWe unit, but it was derated to 1360 MWe and 1185 MWe net. Construction began in 1978 and the reactors went on line in 1983 and 1987. Each reactor...
The Government Continues to Hold Exploratory Discussions With Groups Interested in Building a Nuclear Power Station in Anglesey
Despite the recent withdrawal of plans to build a new nuclear power station at Wylfa, the UK government continues to hold `exploratory discussions` with groups interested in building a new plant on the island. `Wylfa Newydd` is a disappointment for Anglesey...
The Legacy of Nuclear Power Plant Scotland
While the argument over nuclear power plants is long and arduous, there are a few compelling arguments for their continued use in Scotland. According to the Nuclear Industry Association, the UK`s electricity demand is set to quadruple in the next decade. In...
The Trawsfynydd Nuclear Power Station in Snowdonia National Park is Under Threat
A stunning postwar structure located in the heart of Snowdonia National Park in Wales is being threatened with demolition. The Trawsfynydd nuclear power station is a striking example of postwar architecture. But what should we do about it? What`s the best way...
Torness Nuclear Power Station to Close in 2028
The Scottish government is against building more nuclear power stations in Scotland. However, the recent announcement from EDF shows that they have revised their expectations for the life of the station. This revision will help them plan for future needs and...
Virginia Nuclear Power Plants
While the Virginia Clean Economy Act authorized the state to participate in the carbon cap-and-trade market, the law also mandated that electric utilities source 100 percent of their non-nuclear energy from renewable sources by 2050. North Anna and Surry nuclear...
Watching the Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plant Live Stream
In a live stream of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant, you can see a security camera as armored vehicles enter the parking lot and shine spotlights on the building where the camera is located. You can also see explosions and muzzle flashes as smoke drifts across...
Wisconsin Nuclear Power Plants to Close in 2020
There are two more Wisconsin nuclear power plants slated to close in the next several years, Kewaunee and Duane Arnold Energy Center. While there are many pros and cons to both projects, they have the potential to significantly decrease the cost of electricity...
Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant Live Stream
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine entered its ninth day, its forces were targeting one of Europe`s most powerful nuclear power plants. The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant live stream showed distant tracers and flashes of light. The long approach to the plant,...
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