Government launches search for locations to home prototype fusion energy plant

The Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production project is targeted for completion by 2040 and will be delivered through the UK Atomic Energy Authority

Changes are coming; are we ready?

With both the American election and winter around the corner, as well as rising COVID cases spurring new measures and lockdowns, how are markets reacting?

Nuclear power ‘should not be considered an effective low carbon energy source’

A new report claims nations with larger-scale nuclear deployments do not tend to show significantly lower carbon emissions

‘Almost 10,000 nuclear industry jobs at stake without Sizewell C’

Up to a third of roles at certain companies are identified as being at risk, the Sizewell C Consortium estimates

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‘Nuclear power is likely to continue to play a key role in global low carbon energy mix’

A new report stresses supportive energy policies and market designs must facilitate investment to build enough new nuclear capacity to offset approaching retirements

Tokamak Energy wins $580k from US Government to tackle fusion challenges

The business, which is working to accelerate the development of commercial fusion power, has received the new financing from the Department of Energy

UK nuclear industry says costs could be slashed by 30% by 2030

A cross-industry team working as part of the Nuclear Sector Deal has set out the key factors to reduce the risk and expenditure associated with new-build nuclear

Hunterston B nuclear power plant’s shut down date brought forward to early 2022

EDF had planned to keep generating electricity from the 44-year-old facility until 2023 but says it will now move into the defuelling phase no later than 7th January 2022

Dounreay nuclear energy site unusable for other purposes until 2333

That’s the suggestion made in a new report from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, which forecasts the land at the 148-acre site will be completely ‘dedesignated’ or reused in 313 years

Jacobs selected to help build new type of nuclear reactor

Moltex Energy’s Stable Salt Reactor is designed to burn processed spent fuel pellets which would otherwise have to be stored as radioactive waste