Report: Nuclear energy can learn from other industries | Report: Nuclear energy demand on the rise | Bankruptcy would cause uncertainty in reactor projects
March 24, 2017
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Report: Nuclear energy can learn from other industries
The nuclear energy industry can learn from aircraft manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and the space travel industry, according to a Breakthrough Institute report. The shift to "economies of multiples" in the aircraft industry and the effect of staged licensing on startups in the pharmaceutical industry are two areas that the nuclear energy industry should learn from, the report states.
Greentech Media (3/23) 
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Report: Nuclear energy demand on the rise
Nuclear energy demand is expected to increase under any of a number of potential worldwide energy scenarios, according to the World Energy Outlook 2016. In particular, nuclear energy benefits under the "450 Scenario," in which changes are made to limit greenhouse gases to 450 parts per million. (3/23) 
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Bankruptcy would cause uncertainty in reactor projects
An amount of uncertainty would be cast upon the construction of new reactors at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle in Georgia and SCE&G's V.C. Summer plant in South Carolina if Westinghouse Electric declares bankruptcy, according to Moody's analyst Michael Haggarty. "We would argue the plants most likely get finished, but what is that additional cost going to be and who's going to absorb that cost," said Lyle Fitterer, head of tax-exempt debt for Wells Capital Management.
Bloomberg (3/23) 
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Policy Watch
N.Y. assembly members propose block of Clean Energy Standard
A group of New York Assembly members are attempting to block the implementation of the state's Clean Energy Standard until members of the Public Service Commission testify at a legislative hearing. While the legislators support the continued operation of the upstate nuclear plants, they "we need to understand how the PSC arrived at the decisions they made," said Assembly Energy Committee Chairwoman Amy Paulin.
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (N.Y.) (tiered subscription model) (3/23) 
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Management & Leadership
CEO: Bigger companies become less imaginative by design
Growing companies necessarily become more complicated, says Nancy Southern, president, CEO and chairwoman of Atco. "But sometimes that process takes away from entrepreneurship, imagination and situational leadership," she says. (Canada) (3/17) 
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A great speech doesn't require hours of prep
Give speeches about topics you know about and are comfortable with, Jim Anderson writes. With a familiar topic, you don't need to write out and memorize every word in your presentation, and all of that saves you time in preparation.
The Accidental Communicator (3/21) 
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CGN, Kenya sign nuclear energy pacts
China General Nuclear has signed a pair of new nuclear energy agreements with the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board. The pacts call for collaboration in personnel training and information sharing.
World Nuclear News (3/23) 
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Barakah Unit 3 passes construction milestones
Barakah Unit 3 in the United Arab Emirates has passed a pair of significant construction milestones as the reactor containment building dome has been completed and pipe welding has been finished on the reactor coolant loop. With the dome's completion, major construction activities for the building are now finished.
World Nuclear News (3/23) 
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