Beyond Business as Usual: Investigating a Future without Coal and Nuclear Power in the U.S.
Beyond business as usual
Unfinished TVA nuclear plant sold at auction for $111 million
An unfinished nuclear plant in Northeast Alabama has been sold to a D.C.-based developer for $111 million, a fraction of its original cost. Nuclear Development LLC, formed by Chattanooga business mogul Franklin L. Haney, has acquired Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Bellefonte Nuclear Power plant, an abandoned twin-reactor complex currently occupying 1,600 acres along the Tennessee River. Haney says he hopes to finish the facility, creating 2,000 full-time jobs once both reactors become operational. &ldqu...
Safety fears rock France’s nuclear power base
Nearly a third of France’s nuclear reactors have been shut down by industry regulators as revelations emerge about the supply of sub-standard parts. As investigations into falsified documents and excess quantities of carbon in steel continue, more closures are expected. This is not yet a full-blown crisis for the nuclear industry, but it is putting serious strain on the finances of French nuclear giantEDFand causing electricity price rises across western Europe. It is also very bad news for the climate....
Europe’s nuclear club slows emissions cuts
The prospect of using nuclear energy appears to deter European countries from adopting renewable technologies such as wind and solar, and from introducing energy efficiency measures. Researchers say they found that countries in Europe intending to build new nuclear power stations have a poorer record of reducing their carbon emissions than those that have rejected the technology. Europe has a higher concentration of nuclear power plants for its population than anywhere else in the world, although many of the...
Sulzer to Supply Feedwater Pumps for Nuclear Reactor in China
Sulzer has been awarded a contract for the delivery of main feedwater pumps and start-up feedwater pumps. The pumps will be installed in two nuclear reactors — Hualong No. 1 reactors — in China, owned by China Nuclear Power Engineering Company, Ltd. (CNPEC). Sulzer received this order in May 2016 and will complete the delivery of the equipment by the end of 2019. Sulzer will deliver six high-efficiency main feedwater pumps (HPTd), six booster pumps (HZB), as well as two start-up feedwater pumps...
Sulzer Wins Contract With French Nuclear Leader EDF for the Delivery of 28 Pumping Units
Electricité De France SA (EDF) and Sulzer signed a significant contract. Sulzer will install new pumps to increase safety systems in French nuclear power plants. The contract consists of qualifying a pump set prototype, manufacturing, and installing 28 pumping units over the next 15 years. The contract with Electricité De France SA (EDF) strengthens Sulzer`s position as a major pumps supplier in the nuclear market. It further tightens the well-established partnership and collaboration with EDF. Sulz...