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.
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.
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.
Online Environmental MS Programs Become an agent of environmental change with a flexible online graduate degree from Johns Hopkins AAP. Our MS in Energy Policy and Climate and MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy empower students with a strong foundation to impact energy policy and major environmental issues. Learn More
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.
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.
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.
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.