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February 01, 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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EU clears French rescue of troubled nuclear firm Areva
EU anti-trust regulators on Tuesday cleared the French government's massive restructuring of troubled state-owned nuclear reactor builder Areva. ... more


Controversial nuclear power plant near New York to close

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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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Battling energy crisis, Pakistan turns on fourth nuclear plant
Pakistan's fourth nuclear power plant went online Wednesday, a joint collaboration with China that adds 340 megawatts to the national grid as part of the goverment's efforts to end a growth-sapping energy deficit. ... more
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Report finds additional radioactive materials in gas-well drill cuttings
Hydraulic fracturing has boosted U.S. energy production while coming under scrutiny for its potential environmental impacts, mostly related to the wastewater the method generates. Now, a report in t ... more
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Chemistry research breakthrough that could improve nuclear waste recycling technologies
Researchers from The University of Manchester have taken a major step forward by describing the quantitative modelling of the electronic structure of a family of uranium nitride compounds - a proces ... 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
Cathay Pacific to cut emissions with switch to biofuel

Populus dataset holds promise for biofuels, materials, metabolites

Handheld Sensor Unit Determines Biofuel Content Of Diesel Blends

Eltek to provide solar energy for hospitals in Zimbabwe under UNDP programme
Eltek has announced a contract with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to provide complete photovoltaic solar solutions for 104 hospitals in Zimbabwe. Eltek will provide full delivery, installation, service and monitoring of the solar systems which use Eltek's breakthrough Rectiverter technology as a key component. The Rectiverter combines the functions of a rectifier and an inver ... more
Saudi Arabia takes low-carbon energy approach

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
Largest US offshore wind farm gets green light

Russia's nuclear giant pushes into wind energy

The power of wind energy and how to use it

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
Nordic countries are bringing about an energy transition worth copying

China energy firm expands in crisis-hit Brazil

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
GM, Honda annouce fuel cell venture in Michigan

UNIST researchers get green light to commercialize metal-air batteries

Electrocatalysis can advance green transition

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
Increasing factory and auto emissions disrupt natural cycle in East China Sea

Synthetic chemicals: Ignored agents of global change

How India's 'Garden City' became garbage city

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Average U.S. gas prices decline for 21 consecutive days
The national average for gasoline prices declined for 21 consecutive days, buoyed by the increase in crude oil production in the United States and lower driving demand, according to retail analysis. The national average for regular unleaded gas is $2.27 a gallon, which is 4 cents lower than one week ago and 5 cents less than a month ago, according to motor club AAA. GasBuddy also report ... more
Kuwaitis seek roots in upmarket tents under the stars

Oil prices flat, caught in tug-of-war

EIA: Mexico a top U.S. gas export destination

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
Similar-Looking Ridges on Mars Have Diverse Origins

Opportunity marks 13 years of ground operations on Mars

Bursts of methane may have warmed early Mars

Land-use change possibly produces more carbon dioxide than assumed so far
CO2 emissions caused by changes of land use may possibly be higher than assumed so far. This is the outcome of a study made by the team of Professor Almut Arneth of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The work presented in Nature Geoscience for the first time considers processes, such as slash-and-burn agriculture or different ways of managing forests and cropland. The results also impl ... more
17 million face hunger in Horn of Africa due to drought

The ancient Indus civilization's adaptation to climate change

Role of terrestrial biosphere in counteracting climate change may have been underestimated

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
Scientists turn graphene into working OLED electrodes, a first

China's Decline in Coal Consumption Drives Global Slowdown in Emissions

Research shows driving factors behind changes between local and global carbon cycles

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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

Charles Stark Draper Lab tapped for Trident guidance system production
The U.S. Navy has awarded Charles Stark Draper Laboratory with a $53 million contract for Trident D5 MK 6 guidance system production. Under the contract, the company will perform several services for the submarine-launched ballistic missile including failure verification, testing, repairs, recertification of inertial measurement units electronic assemblies, and electronic modules. ... more
US, S. Korea to 'strengthen' defenses against N. Korea

Iran warns US against creating tensions over missiles

US raises alarm at UN over Iran missile test

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
Militants still holding 25 hostages in Philippines: defence chief

Fears of mass killings as IS advances in Syria's Deir Ezzor

Scramble to treat wounded after botched Nigeria air strike

KAI taps Texstars to develop KF-X fighter transparencies
U.S. aerospace contractor Texstars has been selected by Korea Aerospace Industries to develop canopy and windshield transparencies for the KF-X fighter. Under the contract with the South Korea-based aerospace developer, Texstars will work alongside the company to provide bird-strike resistant transparencies for the developing aircraft. In a statement announcing the contract award ... more
Saudi Arabia unveils next-generation F-15 warplane

Pentagon chief orders review of F-35 fighter program

State Dept. approves $525 million aerostat sale to Saudi Arabia

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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
Hollande urges Trump to 'respect' principle of accepting refugees

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Apple joins group devoted to keeping AI nice
A technology industry alliance devoted to making sure smart machines don't turn against humanity said Friday that Apple has signed on and will have a seat on the board. Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM, and Google-owned British AI firm DeepMind last year established the non-profit organization, called "Partnership on AI," which will have its inaugural board meeting in San Francisco o ... more
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