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  • The Magnox stations were Britain’s first-generation nuclear power plants and are now being decommissioned, with Bradwell A the first to enter the ‘care and maintenance’ phase. Nick Cottam surveys progress around the sites.

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  • New UK nuclear has stumbled recently, with three substantial projects biting the dust. Perhaps the proposed Regulated Asset Base funding model will prompt a revival? It needs to, argues the Nuclear Industry Association’s Tom Greatrex.

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  • Buildings are no longer simply consumers of energy, and local generation schemes are part of the future of urban energy. We cover these themes in five articles in this issue, starting with a view from UK Research and Innovation into local, low carbon energy networks.Articles follow which examine bar...

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  • For over 35 years power has been generated from nuclear reactors located at Hinkley point.  Hinkley Point A stopped generating in 2000, Hinkley Point B is due for decommissioning in 2023, and Hinkley Point C has only recently commenced construction. The generation of power from nuclear power pl...

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  • The World Nuclear Association (WNA) has revised its projections for nuclear generating capacity growth upwards for the first time in eight years. The organisation says the improved forecast follows the introduction of nuclear-friendly policies in countries such as China and India.The WNA’s Nuclear F...

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  • Calder Hall, the world’s first full-scale nuclear power station, is empty of fuel for the first time since the 1950s after defueling operations were completed during August. The achievement marks an important milestone in the decommissioning of the Sellafield complex. The opening of Calder Hall in 1...

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  • In late July, French utility EDF confirmed that its long-delayed nuclear reactor at Flamanville has suffered another setback due to faulty welding. Now, the company says, commissioning is not expected until the end of 2022. When construction of the facility started in 2007, its target launch da...

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  • The keys for the ‘new safe confinement’ structure erected at the site of the former Chernobyl nuclear power station were symbolically presented to Ukrainian authorities on 10 July.The event marked completion of the latest effort to secure the facility’s fourth reactor, which was destroyed in the 198...

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  • IntroductionThis Energy Insight on nuclear will cover:How nuclear energy is producedConsumption and productionNuclear energy in the UKNuclear safetyOrganizations involved in the nuclear industryFurther readingHow is nuclear energy produced?Fission and fusionThere are two fundamental nuclear processe...

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  • Without policy changes, advanced economies could lose 25% of their nuclear generation capacity by 2025, resulting in billions of tonnes of additional carbon emissions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned. In a new report, Nuclear Power in a Clean Energy System, the agency outlines ...

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