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Washington State energy provider Energy Northwest has signed an agreement with Bellevue-based utility Puget Sound Energy to support its programme investigating the feasibility of developing and deploying a next-generation nuclear energy facility.

Date: Wednesday, 17 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-utility-invests-in-advanced-reactor-development-11439310

A recent statement from Fitch Ratings casts doubt on any new nuclear construction in the US in the immediate future. Similar concerns were voiced during discussions at a full committee hearing of the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources to Examine Opportunities and Challenges Associated with Advanced Nuclear Reactor Commercialisation.

Date: Wednesday, 06 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgrowing-uncertainty-in-us-regarding-economics-of-new-nuclear-11347683

The Governments of the Philippines and the USA signed an “Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy” also known as a Section 123 Agreement, on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in San Francisco, California. The US insists that countries seeking to trade nuclear power goods and services must sign formal cooperation agreements. Such Section 123 Agreements relate to the relevant paragraph of the US 1954 Atomic Energy Act which requires them.

Date: Wednesday, 22 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsphilippines-and-us-sign-nuclear-co-operation-agreement-11315263

The Philippines' largest electric distribution utility, the Manila Electric Company (Meralco), has signed a cooperation agreement with Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) of the USA to study the potential deployment of one or more Micro-Modular Reactor (MMR) Energy Systems in the Philippines.

Date: Friday, 17 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Philippines-considers-deploying-USNC-microreactors

US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) has signed a two-phase, two-year contract with the US Wyoming Energy Authority (WEA) to assess the viability of deploying small-scale nuclear reactors in the state. BWXT said it will execute the contract in close consultation with the State of Wyoming and other Wyoming organisations and companies.

Date: Friday, 15 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbwxt-to-evaluate-microreactor-deployment-in-wyoming-11146865

The Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) has begun commissioning the Philippine Research Reactor-1 Subcritical Assembly for Training, Education and Research (PRR-1 SATER), which will become the country's sole nuclear reactor training facility.

Date: Friday, 26 August 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Commissioning-of-Philippine-research-reactor-under

Given the EU's legally binding 2050 comprehensive decarbonisation policy with adequate CO2 pricing, the closure of many large nuclear power plants in Belgium and Germany, and an EU-wide coal power phase out by 2030-2050 and the inability of intermittent renewable energy to supply the scale and quality of energy needed for continent-scale decarbonisation, there is a strong business case to deploy small modular reactors (SMRs) in the EU by 2040, writes Kalev Kallemets, co-founder and CEO of Fermi Energia.

Date: Friday, 08 October 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Energy-crisis-demands-quickly-scalable-S