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Keep the ball rolling
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 by Nuclear has a key role to play in the clean energy transition but its presence at COP27 was surprisingly muted. Jeremy Gordon argues that it’s time nuclear power claimed its...

Energy policy for the long haul
Wednesday, December 07, 2022 by While news of nuclear new build is welcome, will it also finally establish the long-term pipeline that the world needs?

A fresh start on an old problem
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 by Learning to communicate properly seems to be a perennial challenge for the nuclear industry. Could the emergence of the new generation of smaller modular and advanced reactors at...

Land of confusion
Wednesday, November 09, 2022 by Just when it seemed Germany had moved beyond dogma to produce a pragmatic nuclear energy policy, defeat has been snatched from the jaws of victory in the fight against Putin’s energy war

Keeping it clean
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 by Nuclear has long been the bogeyman of the environmental lobby, but the real challenge is elsewhere

The Atom in Red, White and Blue
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 by Learning the often painful lessons from the development of the UK’s Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactor (AGR) fleet is vital if a new generation of nuclear power stations are going to successful.

The human face of nuclear
Thursday, September 29, 2022 by Germany’s recognition that nuclear has a role to play in a clean and secure energy mix is a startling turnaround from one of the world’s most implacable opponents to nuclear power. Now...

Carbon and a new nuclear lifeline
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 by Signing the Inflation Reduction Act into US law marks a remarkable achievement, and not just for the Biden administration. It’s also a significant leap forward in the vital battle...

Playing the long game at TMI
Thursday, September 08, 2022 by In 1979 the Pennsylvanian town of Harrisburg became a household name when the Three Mile Island incident saw a brand-new reactor put into long-term monitored storage. Today, the story...

Keep young and beautiful
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by The drive to maximise reactor lifespans may be doing the industry a disservice. Instead of eking out every last minute, perhaps we should embrace innovation and renewal as a way...

A new sense of urgency for new nuclear
Thursday, August 25, 2022 by With the evidence of the catastrophic impact of global warming mounting by the day, momentum is building for the rapid development of more nuclear capacity.

Burn Baby Burn
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 by After 40 years of progress in improving efficiency burn-up is firmly back on the agenda as the industry explores new kinds of reactors and new kinds of fuels.

Nuclear power? Yes, please!
Thursday, August 04, 2022 by Facing a looming energy crisis, Germany is still pressing ahead with its policy of phasing out nuclear power. Is it time for a rethink?

An energy democracy or energy chaos?
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 by Going off-grid used to be a lifestyle choice, but mismanagement of some power systems has put ordinary people in the hard position of needing that ‘soft energy path’ – just not as...

A new chapter for nuclear power
Thursday, June 30, 2022 by Since the very start of the nuclear power industry, Nuclear Engineering International has been alongside every step of the way.

Being a political heavyweight
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 by Nuclear is now gathering political and financial support as it serves to address the twin challenges of energy security and climate change but it is still far away from the...

End of an era
Thursday, June 09, 2022 by Caroline Peachey reflects on the change in the nuclear industry during her time as editor of NEI.

A big gap to fill
Wednesday, June 08, 2022 by Russia has been a major international player in the nuclear sector and a leading exporter of nuclear power plants. But as many nations look to distance themselves from Russia it opens...

France: exporting the atom
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 by Forty years ago, France was gearing up to export its nuclear technology overseas, which resulted in successful projects in China and South Korea. By John Lindberg

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