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Belarus Plant Loads Fuel; Second Reactor Set for 2022

Russian energy officials said they have begun loading fuel into the first reactor at the new Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), while at the same time confirming plans for the…


$122 Million Earmarked for Coal 'Innovation Centers'

Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette said the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is ready to make about $122 million available to establish what the DOE calls “innovation centers” for coal. Brouillette…


Coal Plant Conversion to Non-Recyclable Plastic Waste Combustion Advances

A hundred metric tons of innovative fuel pellets derived entirely from biogenic and plastic waste material—which would otherwise be bound for a landfill—have been successfully produced, marking a technological leap…


U.S. Nuclear Industry Shaved Generating Costs by 7.6% Compared to 2018

The U.S. nuclear power fleet last year achieved its lowest recorded average total generating costs in two decades—$30.42/MWh—though it ran at a record-high 93.4% average capacity factor. Total generating costs…


New Boosts for Commercial Production of HALEU Advanced Nuclear Reactor Fuel 

Efforts to commercialize production of high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel, which is needed for an array of advanced reactors, ramped up this week with two major announcements.  As the Department…