The $28 billion Sizewell C nuclear station is touted as an anchor for Britain reaching net-zero emissions, yet its reactors will compete with wind farms over the North Sea horizon. On gusty days, where will the plant’s excess power go? Toward making hydrogen.
A Chinese nuclear power plant near Hong Kong had five broken fuel rods in a reactor but no radioactivity leaked, the government said on Wednesday in its first confirmation of the incident that prompted concern over the facility's safety.
Cleaning up the former nuclear power site at Dounreay and its surrounding area could become quicker and cheaper following a breakthrough by scientists.
A Scottish university will help create robotic technologies for bomb disposal and nuclear decommissioning jobs, taking humans out of harm’s way.
Sea salps -- gelantinous, marine organisms that look like jellyfish -- have clogged water systems used to cool nuclear reactors in South Korea, forcing two units offline.
The success of the hit 2019 TV series Chernobyl has done the reputation of nuclear power no favours.
Highland Council has backed a bid for a prototype fusion power plant to be sited in Caithness which could create hundreds of jobs for the area and provide “transformational” opportunities.
The Philippines needs to pursue nuclear power to improve its long-term energy security and slash carbon emissions from its highly polluting coal-fired power fleet.
The first of Koeberg’s new replacement steam generators arrived at the plant on September 29, Eskom has reported.
Horizon Nuclear Power has announced it will be ceasing its activities to develop two projects in the UK following a decision by Japanese giant Hitachi to pull out of the scheme.
A nuclear power station which had been forced to reduce output in the last few years because of cracks in its core will begin the decommissioning process by 2022.
As the UK begins to emerge from lockdown, there have been calls from business leaders and senior figures in government for ‘Building Back Better’ – an initiative aimed at ensuring the Coronavirus recovery plan prioritises climate change.
Britain’s fraying relationship with China has the potential to undo a decade of mixed efforts to keep nuclear power flowing as an aging generation of plants drop out of service.
The operator of the Dounreay nuclear plant is offering up £100,000 to assist local businesses to reopen as the lockdown eases.
Wildlife groups have criticised plans to build a new nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast, warning it could harm important nature in the area.
Belgium plans to switch off its last nuclear reactors by 2025, an ambitious move that will require significant investments in gas-fired power and renewables.
Wood chief executive Robin Watson was in bullish mood about future prospects for the global engineering and consultancy company after a sharp increase in profits.
Global engineering and consulting firm Wood has announced it has closed a deal to sell off its nuclear business to Dallas-headquartered company Jacobs.
A total of £1 million is being squirrelled away by Dounreay’s operators to help cover the cost of the recent spate of early leaving packages taken by employees.
Dounreay’s operators have been rapped after a radioactive leak from the Caithness site.
Nuclear industry leaders are to call for a major programme of new power stations to hit ambitious emissions reduction targets.
Iran has started construction on a second nuclear reactor at its Bushehr power plant, a facility Tehran cites as its reason for breaking the enrichment limit set by the unravelling 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
The fund formerly run by under-fire manager Neil Woodford has slashed the value of its stake in a Brad Pitt-backed nuclear energy company.
National Grid has been told it will have to slash the costs or stump up extra cash for a project to connect Britain's first new nuclear plant in decades to the country's energy network.
Half the remaining radioactive fuel elements jammed inside the Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR) have now been removed.