Nuclear power: what the 'green industrial revolution' means for the next three waves of reactors

Good news for large, small and advanced nuclear reactors.

William Bodel, Research Associate in Nuclear Energy, University of Manchester • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~8 min

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UK climate plan: What do the terms mean?

Ahead of a UK plan to reach "net zero", we guide you through some of the key terms in climate change.

Nov. 18, 2020 ~6 min

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Boris Johnson to chair nuclear summit

The government is committed to building nuclear power stations to decarbonise the UK's electricity.

Nov. 9, 2020 ~3 min

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The future of nuclear: power stations could make hydrogen, heat homes and decarbonise industry

Don't count nuclear energy out – it may be our best hope of reaching net-zero emissions within the time we have left.

Michael Rushton, Senior Lecturer in Nuclear Energy, Bangor University • conversation
Nov. 4, 2020 ~7 min

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'Decarbonisation' may be the wrong goal for energy – here's why

Low-carbon energy sources aren't all equally well-suited to getting us to net-zero emissions.

Andrew Crossland, Associate Fellow, Durham Energy Institute, Durham University • conversation
Oct. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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Dounreay site available for reuse in the year 2333

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority says the Dounreay facility will be ready for redevelopment by 2333.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 20, 2020 ~2 min

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Nuclear threats are increasing – here's how the US should prepare for a nuclear event

What if there was another nuclear incident in the US? A disaster management scholar looks back at the history of nuclear events to assess the risk.

Cham Dallas, University Professor Department of Health Policy & Management, University of Georgia • conversation
Aug. 6, 2020 ~13 min

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Four things you didn’t know about nuclear waste

In my ten years working with and researching it, I've encountered lots of myths.

Laura Leay, Nuclear Engineering Innovation Fellow, University of Manchester • conversation
May 1, 2020 ~5 min

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Rolls-Royce plans mini nuclear reactors by 2029

The firm says it plans to build up to 15 of the mini reactors, which can be delivered by a lorry.

By Roger Harrabin & Katie Prescott • bbcnews
Jan. 24, 2020 ~3 min

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Hunterston B: Pictures show cracks in Ayrshire nuclear reactor

New images show cracking in the bricks which make up the core of nuclear reactors at Hunterston B Power Station.

By Kevin Keane • bbcnews
March 8, 2019 ~4 min

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