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The US power sector made significant progress in the transition away from coal in 2019, driving substantial reductions in pollution from the power sector, according to a newly released benchmarking study of the country's 100 largest power producers. Nuclear made up 55% of the USA's zero-carbon resources.

Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-benchmarking-analysis-shows-growing-momentum-fo

The UK government has announced an investment of GBP40 million (USD50 million) in the development of advanced modular reactors (AMRs) and small modular reactors (SMRs). A government-commissioned report, meanwhile, has made recommendations for boosting the capability of the UK's nuclear R&D sector and domestic supply chain to support future AMR deployment.

Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-government-support-for-modular-reactor-deployme

Loading of nuclear fuel into unit 5 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province was completed on 9 July, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced the following day. Fuel loading at Tianwan 5 "laid the foundation for subsequent grid-connected power generation," it added.

Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Fuel-loading-completed-at-fifth-Tianwan-unit

Sama Bilbao y Leon of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency describes how resilience - the capacity to withstand and bounce back from major disruptions - takes many forms at nuclear power plants. The following is an abridged version of the presentation she gave during the webinar the Paris-based organisation held today to discuss its newly published Policy Brief, Building low-carbon resilient electricity infrastructures with nuclear energy in the post-COVID-19 era.

Date: Saturday, 11 July 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Speech-The-resilience-of-nuclear-power

Rusatom Service and MVM Group have formed a joint venture in Hungary to provide service and maintenance to nuclear industry facilities, conventional sources of power generation, renewable energy and oil and gas in Europe, they announced yesteday. The new company, European Power Services Ltd, will start work at the Paks nuclear power plant.

Date: Saturday, 11 July 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Rusatom-Service-MVM-Group-create-European-Power-S

Darlington unit 1 has set a new Canadian and North American nuclear record with 895 consecutive days of unbroken operation. Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) Candu reactor has now been online since 26 January 2018 without needing to be taken out of service for maintenance or repair.

Date: Saturday, 11 July 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Candu-unit-sets-North-American-operating-record

US Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette yesterday called for the world to take a dynamic, rather than static, approach to energy policy to facilitate the innovation necessary to secure a clean energy future. Speaking at the International Energy Agency's Clean Energy Transitions Summit 2020, he cautioned against "static" policies that could stifle innovation and limit fuel choices.

Date: Saturday, 11 July 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Innovation-is-key-to-clean-energy-future,-says-Bro

The COVID-19 pandemic recovery has presented a window of opportunity for governments, according to a White Paper published today by World Nuclear Association. It says recovery plans that include investment in nuclear energy could not only boost economic growth and jobs, but also fulfil climate change commitments and build a clean and resilient energy system.

Date: Friday, 10 July 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Recovery-plans-must-include-nuclear-says-World-Nuc

Foratom says it "remains concerned" that the European Commission is paying "insufficient attention" to low-carbon, non-fossil fuel sources of hydrogen, such as nuclear. The EU nuclear trade association was responding to two strategies the Commission released on 8 July for energy sector integration and hydrogen. Foratom said it welcomed the addition of a 'low-carbon hydrogen' category but said its usage should not be limited to the short and medium term.

Date: Friday, 10 July 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EU-green-strategies-pay-insufficient-attention-t

High-level speakers from government, industry and international organisations at an International Energy Agency (IEA) summit today underlined the need for nuclear energy to play a role in the post-COVID economic recovery at the same time as meeting the climate challenge.

Date: Friday, 10 July 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IEA-conference-hears-plea-for-fact-based-energy-c