Japan adopted a plan to extend the lifespan of nuclear reactors, replace the old and even build new ones, a major shift in a country scarred by the Fukushima disaster.
A giant laser facility in Livermore, Calif., says it has created net energy from nuclear fusion. It's an important breakthrough, but fusion power remains a distant dream.
Citing climate change and the need to cut carbon emissions, California is extending the life of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.
The international atomic watchdog has been to some of the world's toughest locations, but nothing quite like Europe's largest nuclear power plant in an active war zone.
Environmentalists advocating for nuclear power have led a push to extend the operating life of Diablo Canyon, California's last nuclear power plant. Japan and Germany consider similar extensions.
Satellite images and social media analyzed by NPR show attacks have hit structures around the plant, coming dangerously close to causing a nuclear disaster.
Federal regulators say a nuclear power plant being built in Georgia can begin loading radioactive fuel into one of its two new reactors. It's a key step toward generating electricity at the first new nuclear reactor built in decades in the United States.
Investment from the government and private sector are changing the trajectory of the aging U.S. nuclear fleet and spurring development of new nuclear technology.
For a single day at the end of March, wind was the second-largest source of electricity generation, the Energy Information Administration says. Natural gas is still the nation's largest power source.
An NPR analysis of security footage and photos following the attack on Europe's largest nuclear power plant shows that many of the plant's critical safety systems were in the field of Russian fire.
The head of the U.N. atomic watchdog says there was no release of radioactive material after a projectile hit a building at the plant facility.
Russia's capture of the Chernobyl nuclear plant raised alarms across the international community, with many world leaders wondering if Russia chose to seize the area for a specific reason.
The state's ban on nuclear plants was enacted in 1996, but nuclear power has gained support as a tool to keep climate change under control and other states are transitioning away from fossil fuels.
Nuclear power is emerging as an answer as states transition away from coal, oil and natural gas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stave off climate change.
An official from the state electric company Tavanir said over the weekend that the Bushehr plant shutdown began on Saturday and would last "for three to four days."