United Kingdom to build two EPR nuclear reactors

Would you buy two examples of a very expensive and complex product that nobody has ever seen functioning ? The most likely answer is ” No “. Yet that’s exactly what the United Kingdom did buy buying Monday two EPR reactors. The European Pressurized Reactor¬† is an evolution of third generation nuclear reactors. It was… Continue reading United Kingdom to build two EPR nuclear reactors

A year after Fukushima, and the future of nuclear

A year after the catastrophic events in Fukushima, Japan is planning to be nuclear free by May 5. It is I believe a good opportunity to focus on the future of the industry. Opinions diverge on this critical issue. Some believe nuclear is bound to disappear as it has a negative learning curve and that… Continue reading A year after Fukushima, and the future of nuclear

An overview of future fusion nuclear technologies

For the fourth and last part of my nuclear series and after reviewing 10 reasons to support nuclear, the past and present of this energy source and a review of the main fission future solutions we are finishing with fusion. Contrary to future fission solutions, fusion won’t happen before mid-century as it is the exact… Continue reading An overview of future fusion nuclear technologies

An overview of future fission nuclear technologies

After my articles on the 10 reasons to support nuclear power and the one the past and present of nuclear energy it is time to have a look at the main future technologies. David JC MacKay on his website mentions two main fission possibilities : fast breeders and thorium and fusion. We will have a… Continue reading An overview of future fission nuclear technologies