WNN - world electricity generation increases from 25,679 TWh in 2017 to 30,253 TWh in 2025 and to 40,443 TWh in 2040. Global nuclear generation increases from 2637 TWh in 2017 to 3726 TWh in 2040, when it will account for around 9% of total electricity production, down from the current level of about 10.5%. Fossil fuels remain the major source for electricity generation under this scenario, but their share falls from around two-thirds today to under 50% by 2040.
WNN - The search for solutions to climate change must include discussion of nuclear power, Scott Foster, director of the Sustainable Energy Division of UNECE, told
WNN - in 2017 the average total generating cost - which includes capital, fuel and operating costs - for nuclear energy was USD33.50 per megawatt-hour (MWh).
WNN - China's State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for "global cooperation" in nuclear energy with Westinghouse Electric Company of the USA.
WNN - Advanced Nuclear Technologies - otherwise known as small nuclear or small reactor technologies - encompass a wide range of nuclear reactor technologies under development, BEIS noted. "The common attributes that these technologies share is that they are smaller than conventional nuclear power station reactors and are designed so that much of the plant can be fabricated in a factory environment and transported to site, reducing construction risk and making them less capital-intensive," it said.
WNN - Poland and the USA have signed a Joint Declaration of Energy Security, which emphasises the expansion of their cooperation in a variety of areas, including civil nuclear energy. The document was signed in Warsaw yesterday by Polish Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski and US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry.
CNBC - India and China are set to drive the world's nuclear power production growth as the two developing nations — among the top consumers of energy in the world — pursue their respective national nuclear energy programs.
WNN - Canada is well positioned to become a global leader in the development and deployment of small modular reactor (SMR) technology, Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi said yesterday at the release of a report outlining the potential applications for SMRs in the country.
WNN - Toshiba Corp is withdrawing from its nuclear new-build project in the UK and plans to wind up NuGeneration (NuGen), its board of directors decided at a meeting today.
МИНЭНЕРГО РОССИИ - На фоне происходящих интеграционных процессов на Евразийском пространстве Электроэнергетический Совет СНГ продолжает играть важную роль в рамках объединения энергосистем государств Содружества.
WNN - The UK and Canada signed a bilateral Nuclear Cooperation Agreement (NCA), the third such agreement signed by the UK this year in preparation for its exit from the European Union. It will allow the UK and Canada to continue their "mutually beneficial" civil nuclear cooperation when current European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) arrangements cease to apply in the UK, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said.
WNN - Where a modern new nuclear project will typically have a rated capacity of between 1000 and 1600 megawatts electric, an SMR will have a capacity of around 300 MWe or less. Modular means that the major components of the SMR will be built in a factory and assembled on-site. By being small and modular, SMRs have many advantages when compared to traditional large reactors.
МИНЭНЕРГО РОССИИ - «Строительство газопровода «Турецкий поток» является одним из флагманских совместных российско-турецких проектов в сфере энергетики. Суммарно по двум ниткам уложено 1775 км морского газопровода, что составляет 95 % от его общей протяженности», - сказал Александр Новак.
МИНЭНЕРГО РОССИИ - В газовой сфере сотрудничество России и Болгарии насчитывает более 40 лет, поставки ведутся с 1974 года. За это время в страну поставлено около 167 млрд куб. м российского природного газа. В прошлом 2017 году Россия поставила Болгарии 3,3 млрд куб. м.
PLATTS - Kazakhstan plans to produce a total of 21,600 mt of uranium in 2018, a decrease of almost 20% compared with the previously forecast 27,000 mt, Riaz Rizvi, Kazatomprom's chief commercial officer said.