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January 31, 2017
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International partnerships vital for UK nuclear energy



London, UK (SPX) Jan 31, 2017
The UK must ensure that any actions taken regarding its membership of the Euratom treaty as part of the Brexit process includes a smooth transition for its current nuclear industry and allows the UK's leadership as an international partner in new nuclear development to continue. Agneta Rising, Director General, World Nuclear Association said, "The UK is an important market for new nuclear build, with companies around the world ready to bring billions of pounds of investment and provide thousands o ... read more

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100 percent renewable energy sources require overcapacity
Germany decided to go nuclear-free by 2022. A CO2-emission-free electricity supply system based on intermittent sources, such as wind and solar - or photovoltaic (PV) - power could replace nuclear p ... more
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New technique could lead to safer, more efficient uranium extraction
The separation of uranium, a key part of the nuclear fuel cycle, could potentially be done more safely and efficiently through a new technique developed by chemistry researchers at Oregon State Univ ... more
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France takes key step towards closing ageing nuclear plant
France on Tuesday took a key step towards shutting down its oldest nuclear power station, a campaign promise of Socialist President Francois Hollande, just months before he leaves office. ... more
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Georges Besse II plant reaches full enrichment capacity
The AREVA Georges Besse II enrichment plant successfully reached its full production capacity of 7.5 million SWUs1 in 2016, on schedule as planned. The plant has gradually been able to ramp up its a ... more
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Treated carbon pulls radioactive elements from water
Researchers at Rice University and Kazan Federal University in Russia have found a way to extract radioactivity from water and said their discovery could help purify the hundreds of millions of gall ... more
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AREVA to supply refueling equipment upgrades to TVA reactors
AREVA NP signed a multimillion-dollar agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to provide fleet-wide refuel equipment upgrades. Under this contract, AREVA NP will upgrade existing refueli ... more
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Portugal protests against Spain nuclear waste near border
Portugal has accused Spain of stockpiling nuclear waste close to its border without evaluating the environmental impact, in a complaint filed Monday with Brussels. ... more
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UK asks regulators to assess Chinese nuclear reactor
Britain on Tuesday asked regulators to begin an assessment of a Chinese-designed nuclear reactor for a proposed plant in Bradwell, southeastern England. ... more
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France sells off Engie stake to finance Areva rescue
France has sold a 4.1-percent stake in energy company Engie, pulling in 1.14 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to help finance a state-led rescue of troubled nuclear firm Areva. ... more


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Controversial nuclear power plant near New York to close
The controversial Indian Point nuclear plant near New York will close in 2021, a casualty of low energy prices and relentless criticism by environmentalists, the power company announced Monday. ... more
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AREVA NP supplies Safety Instrumentation and Control System for Generation 3 Reactor
AREVA NP supplied Rosatom with its safety instrumentation and control (I and C) system for its installation within unit 1 of the Novovoronezh-2 Russian nuclear power plant, which has been connected ... more

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DuPont Industrial Biosciences to develop new high-efficiency biogas enzyme method
DuPont Industrial Biosciences has been awarded a grant from the European Commission to demonstrate high-efficiency enzyme production to increase biogas yields as part of the DEMETER project, funded from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program. Enzyme technology has been proven to improve biogas yields and process robustne ... more
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Scientists lay foundations for new type of solar cell
An interdisciplinary team of researchers has laid the foundations for an entirely new type of photovoltaic cell. In this new method, infrared radiation is converted into electrical energy using a different mechanism from that found in conventional solar cells. The mechanism behind the new solid-state solar cell made of the mineral perovskite relies on so-called polaron excitations, which combine ... more
Eltek to provide solar energy for hospitals in Zimbabwe under UNDP programme

100 percent renewable energy sources require overcapacity

France issues first 'green bonds' with record 7 bln euro sale

Prysmian UK to supply land cable connections for East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm
Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has secured a Pounds 27 million contract with East Anglia One Limited to supply and install the land cable connection for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm. Comprising of 102 turbines, the Pounds 2.5 billion wind farm will generate sufficient electricity to power 500,000 homes. The contract involves the ... more
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Iraq inks billion-dollar power plant deal with GE
Iraq signed a billion-dollar deal Thursday with US firm General Electric for the construction of two power plants aimed at easing the country's long-running electricity woes, the premier's office said. Under the deal, the power plants, each with a capacity of 750 megawatts, will be built in the provinces of Dhi Qar and Muthannah at a total cost of $1.05 billion, a statement from Haider al-Ab ... more
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Europe to take up climate investment mantle

Former OPEC member Indonesia makes geothermal move
French energy company ENGIE said it was making a debut in geothermal energy with a commitment to help build a power plant in Indonesia. The French company is part of a consortium tasked with building the Muara Laboh geothermal plant in Indonesia, a former member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. The plant is backed by a $440 million finance agreement coordinated in p ... more
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Toxic mercury in aquatic life could spike with greater land runoff
A highly toxic form of mercury could jump by 300 to 600 percent in zooplankton - tiny animals at the base of the marine food chain - if land runoff increases by 15 to 30 percent, according to a new study. And such an increase is possible due to climate change, according to the pioneering study by Rutgers University and other scientists published in Science Advances. "With climate change, w ... more
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Both sides of the border praise Keystone XL
U.S. and Canadian trade groups said building the Keystone XL oil pipeline to southern U.S. ports was critical for the region's energy infrastructure. Pipeline company TransCanada announced it re-submitted an application to build the cross-border Keystone XL oil pipeline after memoranda signed by U.S. President Donald Trump prioritized oil and gas networks as strategic interests. ... more
Iran ships condensate to Japan

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Commercial Crew's Role in Path to Mars
The spacecraft, rockets and associated systems in development for NASA's Commercial Crew Program are critical links in the agency's chain to send astronauts safely to and from the Red Planet in the future, even though the commercial vehicles won't venture to Mars themselves. The key is reliable access to the International Space Station as a test bed. Changes to the human body during long-d ... more
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17 million face hunger in Horn of Africa due to drought
With very little rain in the last weeks and none expected for two months, more than 17 million people face hunger in the Horn of Africa, the UN food agency warned Sunday. Severe drought since the failure of October-December rains is ravaging Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said in a statement. "The t ... more
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Graphene's sleeping superconductivity awakens
Researchers have found a way to trigger the innate, but previously hidden, ability of graphene to act as a superconductor - meaning that it can be made to carry an electrical current with zero resistance. The finding, reported in Nature Communications, further enhances the potential of graphene, which is already widely seen as a material that could revolutionise industries such as healthca ... more
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General Atomics to manufacture EMALS for USS Enterprise
General Atomics has received a $532.6 million contract modification to manufacture an additional Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System for the U.S. Navy. The modification includes manufacturing, assembly, inspection, testing, and checkout duties for the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System to be used by the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. The contract also covers installation tasks, ... more
German navy set for additional corvettes

France orders another B2M support ship

U.S. Navy notes progress on 2 expeditionary fast transports

Say Hello to China's ICBMs
China's alleged deployment of a DF-41 strategic ballistic missile brigade to Heilongjiang province, bordering Russia, triggered a fascinating spectacle; how to spin - or not to spin - what necessarily represents a milestone in Russia-China's strategic partnership. The Global Times stressed Hong Kong and Taiwan media interpreted pictures of the DF-41 were taken in Heilongjiang, admitting th ... more
Charles Stark Draper Lab tapped for Trident guidance system production

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Iran warns US to not create tensions; Russia says missile tests allowed

Trump gives generals 30 days for new anti-IS strategy
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Saturday giving the US military 30 days to devise a plan to "defeat" the Islamic State group. The plan makes good on a key campaign pledge of Trump, who mocked and criticized the slow pace of his predecessor Barack Obama's progress in the fight against the extremist fighters. The text, which calls for a "comprehensive strategy and plans fo ... more
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The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of Persistent Threat Detection System Aerostats to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The proposed sale under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program carries an estimated value of $525 million. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which manages the FMS program, said in its notification to Congress that Saudi Arabia's pro ... more
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Leidos receives CBRNE simulation task order
Leidos has received a task order to provide modeling and simulation support for the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Under the contract, which contains two options with the potential to raise its value to $17 million, the company will provide simulation services for assessing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats, or CBRNE. The task order was awar ... more
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Making AI systems that see the world as humans do
A Northwestern University team developed a new computational model that performs at human levels on a standard intelligence test. This work is an important step toward making artificial intelligence systems that see and understand the world as humans do. "The model performs in the 75th percentile for American adults, making it better than average," said Northwestern Engineering's Ken Forbu ... more
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