From left to right, members of North American Young Generation in Nuclear, or NAYGN, chapter at Framatome: Chad King, Rianna Preston and past president Abbey Donahue. (Courtesy Framatome)

Engineers earn national kudos for creating nuclear fuel assembly model

Present a problem to an engineer and that engineer will find a solution with enthusiasm. That’s what a group of...

Regional public utility districts ponder best ways to handle bitcoin growth

Mining in the Northwest was different in the 1890s. Back then, miners hunted for gold in the streams and mountains...
Michael Johnson, NRC Deputy Executive Director for Operations (right), and Vonna Ordaz, Acting Director of the NRC Office of New Reactors (second from right) receive NuScale's application to certify the company's small modular reactor design from NuScale Chief Nuclear Officer Dale Atkinson (second from left) and NuScale Vice President for Regulatory Affairs Tom Bergman (left). (Courtesy Nuclear Regulatory Commission)

NuScale Power’s small reactor project gains traction

A first-of-its-kind reactor complex in Idaho Falls will be operated by Energy Northwest — probably in the middle of the...
Washington State University Tri-Cities associate professor Hanwu Lei, left, and his team in the Bioproducts, Sciences and Engineering Laboratory, received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to create a catalyst to improve jet biofuel production.  (Courtesy WSU Tri-Cities)

WSU Tri-Cities professors land $1 million grants for biofuel research

Washington State University Tri-Cities recently landed two grants to advance biofuel research.  Associate professor Xiao Zhang received $500,000 to pursue...
Columbia Generating Station is the third largest generator of electricity in the state at the plant north of Richland. (Courtesy Energy Northwest)

Tri-City electricity producers, providers pay more than $9 million in taxes

Three Tri-City public power electricity producers and providers recently paid more than $9 million in privilege taxes to the state....
A Framatome employee loads a shipping container with fuel assemblies. The Richland company has been an active participant in the city of Richland’s energy efficiency program for more than a decade, taking advantage of incentives and reducing energy consumption by 20 percent. (Courtesy Framatome)

Energy-saving rebates available to Richland businesses

Thanks to a partnership between the city of Richland and the Bonneville Power Association, commercial and industrial businesses within city...

Energy Northwest leaders aim to better promote benefits of nuclear power

Energy Northwest recently announced some changes, including a new CEO and promotions within its leadership team. This includes a decision...
(Courtesy Four Feathers Wine Estates)

Winemakers work with earth’s energy to cultivate grapes

By David Forsyth Plants are the ultimate energy-conversion machine, taking energy from sunlight along with carbon dioxide to produce plant...

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