The Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative, a 40-member coalition of nuclear energy and hydrogen energy companies, will collaborate to develop hydrogen energy production powered by nuclear facilities, reports E&E News. “This is an opportunity to bring together these two industries that have the potential to catalyze decarbonization at the scale and the speed
Renewable energy accounted for 29.3% of all electricity produced in the United States in April 2022. Wind and solar alone outpaced nuclear production, for the first time ever, by 17.96%, reports Solar Power World. The numbers reflect an ongoing trend in the U.S. energy market as investors take interest in low-carbon
In a rare move, the White House on March 24 publicly released the identities of three Russian hackers who attacked the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant in Burlington, Kansas. Experts speculate the move is an intentional warning to those in Russia who may be planning more attacks on the U.S.
Competition from natural gas and renewable energy has dramatically lowered interest in new nuclear energy development in recent years. Now, the industry is branching into capabilities outside of electricity generation, such as supplying zero-emission thermal power to industrial users, according to Utility Dive. Researchers are looking at ways the resource could
The U.S. nuclear power industry is urging the White House to continue allowing imports of Russian uranium amid escalating global sanctions and calls for a halt on imports of Russian oil, reports Reuters. Nuclear power produces 20% of electricity in the U.S., with nearly half of the required uranium coming from
The U.S. Department of Energy is requesting collaboration with companies who may have ideas for plans on how to establish a robust, reliable supply of high-assay low-enriched uranium, reports the Associated Press. “If we don’t proactively take the steps now to ensure a sufficient and diverse supply of HALEU, then reactor
YaleEnvironment360 reports that the energy tech company NuScale Power has invested more than $900 million into the development of small modular reactor (SMR) technology, a new, smaller scale form of nuclear power which may represent the future of nuclear power plants. “Our groundbreaking SMR) design features a fully fabricated NuScale