University of Utah engineering researchers will collaborate with a team from the Idaho National Laboratory for the development of an exciting process of innovative metal fuel recycling for nuclear reactors in the future.
According to a new study performed by Lei Duan and Ken Caldeira from the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science, nuclear power generation could play a vital role in helping the world achieve a key goal of zero carbon emissions by the middle of the century. This could be specifically done in countries having low wind resources.
The UK’s existing nuclear stations have saved £110 billion worth of carbon at current prices, according to new analysis by the Nuclear Industry Association. The figure is based on the 1.4 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions saved by the AGR stations and Sizewell B, making them the greenest assets in British history.
Nuclear power provided approximately 70% of the electricity for COP26 in Glasgow yesterday, according to data from National Grid’s Carbon Intensity App.
As world leaders gather in Glasgow to discuss tackling climate change, Britain’s current nuclear fleet passed a significant milestone, clocking up 2000 terawatt hours of clean power generation. That’s enough zero carbon electricity to power all the UK’s 29 million homes for 18.5 years.
Idaho National Laboratory will partner with the country's largest commercial nuclear energy facility to bring the nation one step closer to a carbon-free future.
If nuclear energy is to play a pivotal role in securing a low-carbon future, researchers must not only develop a new generation of powerful and cost-efficient nuclear power plants, but provide stakeholders with the tools for making smart investment choices among these advanced reactors.
Britain remains dependent on fossil fuels, but regions with both nuclear and wind power are already reaching 2030 decarbonisation targets, according to analysis conducted by the Nuclear Industry Association of figures published by the National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO).
National Grid has issued its third warning in six weeks over Britain’s electricity supplies, as low renewable output and high demand have reduced spare capacity.
Britain burned coal for electricity for eight consecutive days (3-10 November), according to data published by National Grid, the longest such streak in seven months. Burning gas has been Britain’s leading source of power throughout that time. Fossil fuels together have regularly provided more than 50% of our electricity.