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Why Coal Lost—and Can It Recover?
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Coal burn in the power sector has fallen off a cliff. Demand peaked at 1.045 billion tons in 2007. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates consumption in 2020 will…


Hydrogen May Be a Lifeline for Nuclear—But It Won’t Be Easy

Four U.S. nuclear generators—Energy Harbor, Xcel Energy, Exelon, and Arizona Public Service (APS)—are making headway on projects to demonstrate hydrogen production at nuclear plants, but scaling those efforts up to…


[VIDEO] POWER Insights: Nuclear Reactor with 3D-Printed Core Slated for Operation in 2023
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In the first installment of POWER’s brand new video interview series, POWER Insights, Kurt Terrani, technical director of the Transformational Challenge Reactor (TCR) program, talks to POWER Senior Associate Editor…


A Decade of Turmoil: How Nuclear and Coal Have Struggled to Survive
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The past 10 years have been filled with trials and tribulations for both the nuclear and coal power industries. From accidents to plant closures there has been little to cheer…


Report: Nearly 80% of EU Coal Units Operate at a Loss

A new report from a group that studies the impact of climate change on financial markets recommends that European Union (EU) governments move to phase out coal-fired power generation completely…