The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic raging worlwide in a manner unprecedented in human history has major implications for the energy industry, particularly for the clean energy sector, which includes nuclear power for civilian use.
Commercial production of nuclear energy in the world has completed 65 years. For India the share of nuclear in the total energy matrix has remained around 3 per cent.
Electricity generation is vital in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but scheduled refuelling and maintenance outages at nuclear power plants around the world must still go ahead.
Sosnovy Bor (Russia): Twenty professional Anglers gathered for an International Fishing Tournament in Sosnovy Bor.
Students are learning online now: lessons by videoconference, sending tasks by e-mail, chatting with teachers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s renewed pitch to the United Nations Secretary General to get a seat on the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) table has underlined India’s need to harness the atomic power to counter climate change and walk towards sustainable development.
Radioactivity is part of nature. The incredible energy of a supernova explosion billions of years ago locked away energy as matter, in uranium (and similar) atoms.
Sosnovy Bor derives its name from the pine forest around it. The youngest city in the Leningrad region and located about 80 km from the city of St Petersburg, Sosnovy Bor is a Nuclear City as it is home to Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant.
For the first time since the Tsunami hit Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in 2011 and created panic in the world about nuclear power, the prospect ot nuclear power generation have shown an upward trend.
So far the floating nuclear reactors in the world have been used for propulsion in the aircraft carrier, nuclear-powered submarine or in ice-breakers.