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2010-08-12 15:46:48

Scientists outline a 20-year master plan for the global renaissance of nuclear energy Scientists outline a 20-year master plan for the global renaissance of nuclear energy that could see nuclear reactors with replaceable parts, portable mini-reactors, and ship-borne reactors supplying countries with clean energy, in research published today in the journal Science. The scientists, from Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge, suggest a two-stage plan in their review paper that...

2010-05-18 12:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's ability to use more nuclear energy to help address urgent and long-term economic and environmental challenges looks increasingly promising, industry leaders said here today. Despite short-term challenges that affect the electric sector as a whole, the nuclear energy industry is well-positioned for expansion, and federal and state policies that support construction of advanced-design nuclear power plants are taking shape, said top...

2010-05-14 14:19:00

PITTSBURGH, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company LLC co-hosted a conference on the current and future potential of nuclear energy in Italy under the ongoing co-operation with the Italian energy foundation EnergyLab. Westinghouse sponsored the event, titled "AP1000(TM) is on schedule for 2013," which was held at the Chamber of Deputies in Rome. The event highlighted the successes of current AP1000 projects, principally that all four AP1000 plants are on schedule in China...

2010-05-12 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation released in the U.S. Senate today includes provisions designed to strengthen the role that nuclear energy will play in expanding domestic energy sources, reducing the emission of air pollutants and creating jobs in America. The legislation, sponsored by Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), supports the Obama administration's proposal to expand the federal loan guarantee program for nuclear energy development,...

2009-09-30 11:45:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To increase awareness of nuclear energy's role in clean-air electricity generation, the Nuclear Energy Institute has entered into its first- ever partnership with the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. As an official energy partner of the Capitals, NEI is teaming up with the team to promote the clean-air benefits of nuclear energy to sports fans via multiple media, including signage at the Capitals' home arena, the Verizon...

2009-06-24 09:37:00

-- Most Support EPA Designation of Carbon Dioxide as Public Health Threat -- Majorities See Danger in Nuclear Waste -- Wind Energy Perceived as Safest -- One-Third See More Nuclear Weapons as Plants Increase FAIRFIELD, Conn., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national poll of 800 residents by the Sacred Heart University Polling Institute found a nearly even split between those suggesting nuclear energy was very or somewhat safe (46.1%) and those who said somewhat dangerous or very...

2009-06-16 10:00:00

DETROIT, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DTE Energy Chairman and CEO Anthony F. Earley, Jr. said today that for the U.S. to achieve ambitious targets of reducing carbon dioxide emissions, nuclear energy will be one of the most effective climate control strategies for the nation's electric utilities. Speaking at The National Summit, a three-day meeting in Detroit featuring prominent business, government and academic leaders, Earley said that nuclear energy will play a crucial role not only...

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2009-04-19 15:20:00

The global economic slowdown is unlikely to dampen long-term demand for new nuclear power plants, said officials with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Sunday on the eve of talks about the future of nuclear energy.IAEA officials are gathering in Beijing with national and international energy representatives to discuss climate change, atomic power prospects during the global financial crisis, concerns over nuclear programs in Iran and North Korea and other energy issues.Thierry...

2009-04-08 17:33:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Newman Wachs Racing, The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), and Entergy Nuclear have teamed up once again for the 2009 Cooper Tires Presents the Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda. NWR and NEI joined in 2008 with Entergy Nuclear in the "Nuclear. Clean Air Energy" public awareness program, designed to educate fans and consumers about the carbon-free production of electricity at 104 nuclear power plants across America. The Nuclear Energy...

2009-03-24 02:30:00

LONDON, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of aging power plants in Europe has given rise to an increasing need for the construction of new plants. An estimated 300GW of capacity needs to be added in Europe by 2020. Additionally, the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), emissions regulations will tighten in 2013 as it enters Phase III. Facing these circumstances, nuclear power surfaces as an attractive option in carbon-constrained Europe, and it is expected that nuclear energy will be...


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