For two weeks this August, students from around the world gathered at UC Berkeley for the first ever Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp. The goal? To train the next generation of nuclear professionals to generate ideas and solve problems with significant real-world impact.
MSRs are believed to be a promising option to generate safer, greener and cheaper nuclear energy with a potential to help solve climate change. They differ from conventional nuclear radiators in important ways, and today there is renewed interest in MSRs from countries including China, Russia and Japan, as well as a few private companies.
The past and present narrative of nuclear power is unlike that of any other energy source. Even though the history of nuclear has already been very memorable, current trends promise an even more exciting future that can go in numerous directions, even underground or an a boat.
On April 12th, a team of BERC students and professionals visited the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in San Luis Obispo.
Japan is providing an intensified test-bed for the energy policy decisions many countries will face as energy security and climate change become center stage issues.
It’s time for a Gen 2 approach to clean energy innovation, investment, and policy, according to Nancy Pfund, Founder & Managing Director of San Francisco-based venture capital firm DBL Investors.
A look at how China’s plan for nuclear energy differs from other major players in the field.
Although China is reaping the benefits from its nuclear R&D in the recent years, there is still a huge gap between the money invested in nuclear and the money that remains in China during the construction processes of nuclear power plants.