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.
Ingeteam, a global technology Group specialized in electric power conversion, has announced today that it commissioned 50 GW of electrical wind power conversion equipment to date, thanks to consistently strong sales of wind power converters and wind control cabinets.
The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) recently published ‘Golden Egg or Poisoned Chalice?: The Story of Nuclear Power in the UK’, by Tony Wooldridge and Stephen Druce.
Amcor has adapted its design technology to develop the first polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles for pasteurized beer in Brazil.
Argentine energy company YPF S.A. has signed a contract with DuPont Clean Technologies for the license and basic engineering of a new IsoTherming® Diesel Hydrotreater Unit. The grassroots hydrotreater will be installed at the YPF Plaza Huincul refinery in Neuquen Province, Argentina.
Typically, nuclear power plants are either operated to their full potential or not operated at all. However, the technical ability of the plants enables them to adapt to the varying demand for power, thereby better accommodating renewable energy sources such as solar power or wind.
The Earth requires fuel to drive its magnetic field, plate tectonics, and volcanoes. Just like a hybrid car relies on two energy sources, the Earth taps two sources of energy to operate its engine – nuclear energy from the heat generated during natural radioactive decay, and primordial energy from assembling the planet.