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How the Department of Energy Is Helping Keep Nuclear Power Relevant
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In the decade following World War II, the U.S. government took a keen interest in helping to create a commercial nuclear power industry. Although there were military leaders and members…


Offshore Wind Finding Direction in U.S.

Europe has a big head start globally when it comes to generating power from offshore wind installations. The U.S. has lagged due to a variety of factors, including the need…


MOX Nuclear Fuel Loaded in Russian Reactor, More to Come
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Power plant engineers have loaded 18 mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel assemblies in Unit 4 at the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia. Distinct from traditional nuclear fuel with enriched…


National Labs Collaborate to Promote Technology Commercialization
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced 12 projects had been selected as part of its Practices to Accelerate the Commercialization of Technologies (PACT) Laboratory Call. The projects will receive…


Bagging DOE Support, Westinghouse Eyes Demonstration for Nuclear Micro-reactor by 2022

The Department of Energy (DOE) is funding a project that would prepare Westinghouse’s 25-MWe eVinci micro-reactor for nuclear demonstration readiness by 2022.  The agency on March 27 said it will…