US awards $5m for next-gen nuclear scientists and engineers

The Department of Energy hopes they can develop innovative solutions to today’s challenges and help meet the ambitious goals of 100% clean electricity by 2035 and net zero carbon emissions by 2050

UAE plugs in first nuclear power plant

The first unit of the nuclear plant has started producing the first megawatts

UKSMR consortium joins European nuclear industry group

The consortium is designing a low-cost factory-built nuclear power station, also known as a small modular reactor

Rolls-Royce and Fermi Energia team up for compact nuclear power stations

The study of small modular reactors will cover all aspects of deployment, including grid suitability, cooling, emergency planning, human resources, licensing feasibility, economics and supply chain

US energy consumption collapses to lowest level in three decades

The losses in electricity consumption were minimised due to an increase in residential use, a new report finds

MEPs call for suspension of commercial launch of nuclear plant in Belarus

They have voiced ‘serious concerns’ over the safety of the Ostrovets nuclear plant, with Parliament criticising the ‘hasty commissioning’ of the facility

Nuclear power: Welsh Government signs MoU with Sizewell C Consortium

It could potentially see an investment of up to £900m in the Welsh nuclear supply chain and the creation of up to 4,700 jobs

Hualong One nuclear reactor starts operations in China

The electricity generated by the reactor is predicted to cut eight million tonnes of CO2 every year

US wind and solar electricity hit new heights

Electrical generation by all renewables has made up 20.7% of the country’s total electrical output in 2020

UK Space Agency and Rolls-Royce join forces to develop nuclear-powered spacecraft engine

The technology is predicted to halve the projected duration of journeys to Mars to up to four months