UN report shows increased need for nuclear

October,8, 2018 UN report shows increased need for nuclear A large increase in the use of nuclear power would help keep global warming to below 1.5 degrees, according to a United Nations report published today. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report – Global Warming of 1.5 degrees – was commissioned by governments at the Paris

Electric vehicles and opportunities for nuclear energy

September, 9, 2018 Electric vehicles and opportunities for nuclear energy The electrification of transport could potentially offer many opportunities for nuclear generation, Brandon Munro told the World Nuclear Association Symposium 2018 in London today. The acceleration in global sales of electric vehicles (EVs) over the past six years is a key litmus test signalling the reality of this

Cameco has decided to suspend production at the McArthur River and Key Lake Mines indefinitely

July 26, 2018 Cameco shutdown extended indefinitely Cameco is extending the suspension of production at McArthur River and Key Lake “for an indeterminate duration”, CEO Tim Gitzel announced yesterday. The Saskatchewan operations have been out of production since January. Gitzel’s announcement accompanied Cameco’s second quarter results, which Gitzel said reflected the impact of a weak uranium

IAEA emphasises vital role of uranium

27 June 2018 For the foreseeable future, most new nuclear power technologies will still run, wholly or partially, on uranium, so it is important that this vital resource is mined, produced and managed sustainably, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano said this week. It is also essential to take full account of

Seventh Japanese reactor restarted

23 March 2018 Kyushu Electric Power Company today began the process of restarting operation of unit 3 at its Genkai nuclear power plant in Japan’s Saga prefecture. The reactor is scheduled to resume commercial operation next month. The utility said the process of extracting the control rods from the 1180 MWe pressurised water reactor (PWR)

Five reasons nuclear energy will rebound in 2018

07 March 2018 Nuclear energy has faced serious challenges in recent years because of several factors: competition from low gas prices, subsidised renewables and slow growth in electricity demand in certain markets. But because of several powerful forces we are seeing signs that this year nuclear energy will come roaring back, writes Jarret Adams. Several