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SMRs


Energy Northwest Study Makes a Case for SMRs in Future Power Mix

Deep decarbonization of the U.S. Northwest can be achieved at “manageable” costs by 2045, but only if utility agency Energy Northwest secures zero-emitting firm capacity, such as by relicensing Columbia…


China Starts Up First Nuclear Cogeneration Project—at AP1000 Plant

China has started up its first commercial nuclear cogeneration system, using two newly operational AP1000 reactors at the Haiyang Nuclear Power Plant to heat 700,000 square meters of housing.  Shandong…


Bipartisan Senators Move to Cement Nuclear Power’s Future

A wide-ranging bill introduced by a large group of bipartisan U.S. senators on March 27 seeks to cement the role advanced nuclear reactors will play in the nation’s future power…


DOE Designates Part of UAMPS SMR Plant for Research, Self-Power

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) wants to use two of 12 modules at the NuScale small modular reactor (SMR) plant that Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems intends to build…


Moniz: Eight Critical U.S. Nuclear Power Issues That Should Be Addressed Now

Nuclear power's future—and its much-needed contribution to U.S. decarbonization efforts—may be hampered if eight pressing issues aren't addressed within the next five years, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said at…