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North Carolina's No. 1 power provider wants to add to its nuclear portfolio. However, WRAL found the future of nuclear has a much different look.
Sarah Krueger, WRAL Investigates reporter
WRAL Investigates dives into the future of power production coming to North Carolina. The real question remains: What will happen to my power bill?
Lexington-based steel producer Nucor has partnered with Helion to develop a 500MW nuclear fusion power plant.
Duke Energy’s latest carbon-reduction plan calls for placing a modular “advanced nuclear” reactor on the site of the Belews Creek Steam Station, a partially coal-fired power plant in Stokes County that’s slated for retirement. Business North Carolina has the details.
For the first time ever, US scientists at the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California successfully produced a nuclear fusion reaction resulting in a net energy gain, a source familiar with the project confirmed to CNN.
In the quest to decarbonize while meeting growing energy demands, nuclear power could play an important role as a cost-effective source of domestic power. Moreover, the fragility of global energy supplies highlighted by Russia’s war in Ukraine has illustrated the importance of long-term domestic sources such as nuclear power. But even if it looks like a good solution on paper, is there actually a viable path for resurrecting nuclear power in the U.S.?
The U.S. nuclear industry is generating less electricity as reactors retire, but now plant operators are hoping to nearly double their output over the next three decades, according to the industry's trade association.
The war in Ukraine has sent energy costs soaring leaving many experts hoping that the U.S. will stop relying so much on crude oil and instead seek cleaner sources of energy.
Bryan Mims, WRAL reporter
Many people probably never knew there exists a nuclear reactor in the heart of NC State. Students walk by it every day at the Burlington Labs building. The nuclear reactive, called PULSTAR, has been at NC State since 1950.
France has announced plans to build up to 14 new nuclear reactors in a move that could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide a buffer against volatile energy prices.
Wyoming said that Bill Gates' advanced nuclear reactor company, TerraPower, LLC, and PacifiCorp will launch the first Natrium reactor, in the state on the site of a retiring coal plant.
Because of a change in federal regulations finalized in the past few months, the Shearon Harris nuclear plant in southwest Wake County could keep operating for another 48 years, Duke Energy officials told state lawmakers Tuesday.
Laura Leslie, WRAL Capitol Bureau chief