Tag: nuclear energy

Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power station.

A Nuclear Nosedive?

A Nuclear Nosedive?

Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC, the US nuclear power plant developer owned by Japanese electronics giant, Toshiba Corporation, consulted bankruptcy attorneys last week. While this action may not seem headline-worthy to some, it is certain to have widespread implications for the nuclear power industry—and it may even be indicative of future

“Facing Economic Extinction”

“Facing Economic Extinction”

As we look back on 2016, we’ve certainly had an interesting year.  Before we close the books on 2016, let’s revisit Distributed Energy’s top posts for the year.

This blog post received more comments than any other blog post published in 2016.
Domino Effect: Diablo Canyon’s Decommissioning
 In May, at a US Department of Energy summit

Fronius Installs Inverters in a Former Nuclear Power Plant

Fronius Installs Inverters in a Former Nuclear Power Plant

Fronius, the global quality leader for solar energy, has carried out a very special project in Zwentendorf, Austria: a photovoltaic system has been installed on the site of a former nuclear power plant (NPP). Where once nuclear energy was to be produced, today clean, safe energy is generated from natural

Domino Effect: Diablo Canyon’s Decommissioning

Domino Effect: Diablo Canyon’s Decommissioning

Nuclear generation makes up about 20% of the United States’ energy supply. While nuclear plants are in-line with current carbon-free environmental goals, positive attributes, such as grid stability and consistent base load are often overlooked. As a result, today, they are struggling to compete.

In May, at a US Department of

Crystal River — NIRS Statement on Permanent Closure

NIRS, and NIRS members near Crystal River congratulate Duke Energy in its decision not to pour more Florida customer money into repairing the failed reactor on the Gulf in the Nature Coast. The question of fixing the cracked Crystal River reactor has been a very real “fiscal cliff” for Duke

Editor’s Comments: Cash and Consequences

Just in time for the upcoming presidential election, the rhetoric is (predictably) heating up. One ongoing target of pundits and politicians is renewable energy and its place in US energy landscape. The tide continues to ebb and flow on this subject, with support rising and retreating in response to economic

Bridge the Gap

Bridge the Gap

The outlook for the nation’s electricity system is cause for major concern as rising demand continues to strain utility resources. New power plant construction is still a tough sell, with coal a less-than-desirable fuel source and nuclear energy now suffering under the long shadow cast by Japan’s recent earthquake and

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