shift of power generation resources from heavy carbon coal to carbon-free nuclear or renewable energy sources

Clean renewable energy

Today, the term decarburization seems to be used often. For the power industry, it refers to the shift of power generation resources from heavy carbon coal to carbon-free nuclear or renewable energy sources, including wind, solar and hydropower. Many politicians advocate clean energy programs, but not just lawmakers advocating decarbonization, as power companies are setting […]

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energys ESBWR Receives NRC Final Design Approval

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced its next-generation reactor model, the Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR), has received a positive final safety evaluation report (FSER) and final design approval (FDA) from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The FDA constitutes a finding by the NRC staff that the ESBWR design is safe and all […]

Westinghouse Launches Small Modular Reactor Design

Following President Obama’s $97 million budget request last week to support research into small modular reactors (SMRs), Westinghouse introduced a 200-MW class integral pressurized water reactor modeled on the company’s third-generation AP1000 reactor. The company also said it was preparing to collaborate with the U.S. Department of Energy’s SMR demonstration program. The Toshiba Corp. group […]