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Nuclear Power on the Upswing, Numerous Projects Take Shape Around the World
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The International Energy Agency (IEA) says momentum is building for nuclear power in many countries amid soaring fuel prices and growing energy security concerns. “In today’s context of the global…


DOD Picks BWXT Design for 'Project Pele' Prototype Nuclear Microreactor 

The Department of Defense (DOD) has picked BWX Technologies’ (BWXT’s) microreactor design for its “Project Pele” full-scale transportable prototype. The selection closes out a much-watched contest with X-energy for the…


DOE’s Decision to Build Versatile Test Reactor Coming Soon

(Updated—May 19, 2022): The Department of Energy (DOE) is poised to decide whether it will build the 300-MWth Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), a fast neutron national user facility that could…


Ban on Russian Energy Imports Gains Bipartisan, Bicameral Steam in Congress

Eighteen bipartisan U.S. Senators are backing a bill that would direct the president to declare a national emergency and prohibit imports of Russian energy commodities, including crude oil, petroleum products,…


Duke Energy Eyeing Coal Phaseout by 2035

Duke Energy, the nation’s largest power producer, will dramatically slash coal generation’s share from the current 22% of total generation to 5% by 2030 and achieve a full phaseout of…