nuclear power generation industry Articles

  • The future of nuclear power worldwide

    Energy production from fossil fuels, mainly natural gas and coal, contributes significantly to global warming through large-scale greenhouse gas emissions, mainly of hundreds of billions of tonnes of carbon in the form of carbon dioxide. At least for the next few decades, one of the realistic options for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from energy production could be the increasing use of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The flawed economics of nuclear power

    Over the last few years the nuclear industry has used concerns about climate change to argue for a nuclear revival. Although industry representatives may have convinced some political leaders that this is a good idea, there is little evidence of private capital investing in nuclear plants in competitive electricity markets. The reason is simple: nuclear power is uneconomical. In an excellent ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline

    Nuclear power generation in the United States is falling. After increasing rapidly since the 1970s, electricity generation at U.S. nuclear plants began to grow more slowly in the early 2000s. It then plateaued between 2007 and 2010—before falling more than 4 percent over the last two years. Projections for 2013 show a further 1 percent drop. With reactors retiring early and proposed ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Innovative Solutions for the Power Generation Industry

    The global demand for power continues to increase, especially in fast growing areas of Asia including China, India and the Middle East. The environmental regulations on these power generation companies are also becoming more stringent. Power generation companies need smart, sustainable solutions to meet the specific water quality requirements that will ensure consistent process and power ...

  • Why the IBEW supports expanding nuclear power generation in the USA

    The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents workers, many who work in the utility and power generation industries. The IBEW has been and continues to be a vocal supporter of the expansion of nuclear power generation in the USA. Five years ago, there was a general expectation that nuclear capacity would expand greatly. It did not, and in part the absence of more new ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A demonstration of the comparative radiological safety of commercial nuclear power generation in the USA

    The most emotionally gripping topic of the debate over expansion of commercial nuclear power in the USA centres on the threat of radiological harm to the public from a commercial nuclear power plant accident. The perseverance of the radiation fear issue is reviewed herein, followed by summarisation of the expanded knowledge of reactor safety over the last 30 years. Analyses of maximum population ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Power failures: metagoverning a revival of nuclear power in Britain

    The British Government is attempting, through metagovernance, to encourage a transition to a low carbon electricity generation industry by promoting a revival of nuclear power. This paper considers the barriers that the British Government might encounter by analysing its metagovernance efforts within the context of a dynamic, co-evolving socio-technical regime. It is shown that the British ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Determining Proper Cooling Tower Size

    To maximize water-based cooling tower benefits, the appropriate tower size must be selected, requiring the identification of several critical factors. Cooling towers are a relatively inexpensive and reliable way of expelling heat from a number of industrial processes, including nuclear & thermal power plants, petroleum refineries, petrochemical plants, food processing plants, as well as HVAC ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • Prospects for nuclear power in Australia and New Zealand

    The nuclear debate in Australia was recently enlivened by a Federal Government report (released in December 2006) on the economic viability of nuclear power as an option for electricity generation. Given the nation's large reserves of coal and gas, the question of the role of nuclear power rests to a large extent on future climate policy. Australia has the world's largest reserves of uranium and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An applied research study on information technology talent management and knowledge management innovations for Generation Y information technology professionals in the nuclear power industry

    Nuclear power plants rely on computerised Instrumentation and Control (I&C) systems in monitoring, control and protection at nuclear facilities. I&C systems serve a critical role in monitoring and control functions in nuclear power plants (National Research Council, 1997). To support the use of I&C systems, nuclear power organisations have expanded the intellectual capital of their workforces ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Quick response to assist nuclear power plant

    A US nuclear plant and their engineering contractor were faced with an unexpected challenge in the course of design work regarding installation of an emergency steam dump sparger in the plant’s Low Pressure (LP) condenser. During pre-outage reviews of the planned installation, it was found that an existing partition plate running nearly the length of the condenser was obstructing access. ...


    By Intek, Inc.

  • Fukushima Meltdown Hastens Decline of Nuclear Power

    On May 5, 2012, Japan shut down its Tomari 3 nuclear reactor on the northern island of Hokkaido for inspection, marking the first time in over 40 years that the country had not a single nuclear power plant generating electricity. The March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown shattered public confidence in atomic energy, thus far making it politically ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Matrix Gemini LIMS at work in the Nuclear Industry

    Bradwell nuclear power station is located on the Dengie peninsula at the mouth of the River Blackwater in Essex. Construction of Bradwell power station began in December 1957 and electricity generation started in 1962. It had two Magnox reactors producing 242 Megawatts of electricity. It could supply enough electricity to meet the combined needs of three towns the size of Chelmsford, Colchester ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Africa and its nuclear renaissance

    Against the background of power shortages, higher prices for oil and gas and the creeping effects of climate change, the nuclear power renaissance has become a global catch phrase. Several African nations are seriously considering the nuclear power option and making exploratory steps toward this objective. The rising expectations for nuclear power are also driven by abundant uranium resources in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable and nuclear heresies

    Renewables are not green. To reach the scale at which they would contribute importantly to meeting global energy demand, renewable sources of energy, such as wind, water and biomass, cause serious environmental harm. Measuring renewables in watts per square metre that each source could produce smashes these environmental idols. Nuclear energy is green. However, in order to grow, the nuclear ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nuclear self esteem

    Being technically multifaceted and complex for understanding by the general public, the capability of some nuclear applications, especially nuclear power, and their potential in helping with some of the most important global issues, seem to be underrated by the public. A few elements that are responsible for this 'higher complexity lengthier pipeline' from demonstrated performance to public ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wind Surpasses Nuclear in China

    Wind has overtaken nuclear as an electricity source in China. In 2012, wind farms generated 2 percent more electricity than nuclear power plants did, a gap that will likely widen dramatically over the next few years as wind surges ahead. Since 2007, nuclear power generation has risen by 10 percent annually, compared with wind’s explosive growth of 80 percent per year. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Last tango for nuclear?

    The U.S. nuclear power industry’s three-step: Revival, long goodbye or state-aided life support. As pressure to reduce climate-changing emissions grows, nuclear power is drawing growing attention — for better or worse. In this piece, the first of a series of three being published at Environmental Health News with funding ...


    By Ensia

  • Nuclear Energy: To Play a Key Role in the Global Power Market

    Amidst the rising power demand, nations are bound to meet environmental concerns while generating electricity across various sectors in their domestic regions. Conventional energy sources lack a reliable and environmentally friendly way of providing power. In this scenario, nuclear power will play a vital role in the global power market. Nuclear energy is considered to be a reliable, safe and ...

  • ‘Overcoming barriers to the future of nuclear in Europe’ - informal senior officials’ meeting of nuclear power-interested EU countries

    The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change hosted an informal senior officials’ meeting of nuclear power-interested EU countries on 13 June. This was to follow up on the inaugural informal ministerial meeting in Paris on 10 February. The meeting was chaired by Mark Higson, Chief Executive of the Office for Nuclear Development, and was attended by representatives from 11 Member ...

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