EU Commissioner rules out big changes to green finance proposal

The European Commission will not make any fundamental revisions to proposals that classify nuclear power and gas as sustainable, Financial Markets Commissioner Mairead McGuinness said on Wednesday, despite objections from some European Union states. The Commission included gas and nuclear investments in a draft of its “sustainable finance taxonomy” rules circulated on Dec. 31, as …

T.FCU ADVANCES FEASIBILITY STUDY WITH NEW DRILL PROGRAM

FISSION URANIUM CORP. (” Fission ” or ” the Company “) is pleased to announce the continuation of its field work as part of the Feasibility Study of the Triple R deposit on its’ 100% owned PLS property in Canada’s Athabasca Basin region. The work planned for this winter will focus on geotechnical drilling for the R780E Zone as well as similar geotechnical …

B2Gold Namibia Exercises Call Option to Acquire Balance of Shares in Razorback (T.FSY)

Forsys Metals Corp. (TSX: FSY) (FSE: F2T) (NSX: FSY) (“Forsys” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that B2Gold Mining Investments Limited and B2Gold Namibia (Proprietary) Limited (together “B2Gold”) has exercised its call option to increase its existing shareholding in Razorback Gold Mining Company (Pty) Limited (“Razorback”) to 100% (the “call option”). Pending the completion of …

T.CCO underlines ongoing commitment to Yeelirrie

Cameco has requested an extension to state-level environmental approvals for the Yeelirrie project and remains committed to it, the Canadian company said. The government of Western Australia previously set a deadline of 20 January this year for the company to demonstrate “substantial commencement” of the project. The weak market conditions that have persisted since 2017, …

S Korea election offers potential for nuclear change

South Korea’s upcoming presidential election on 9 March opens up the possibility for a sharp change in the country’s nuclear policy. The leading two candidates to replace presidential incumbent Moon Jae-in — Lee Jae-Myung from the ruling liberal Democratic Party and Yoon Seok-Yeol of the conservative opposition People Power Party — are running neck and …

Nuclear Industry Census Reveals Positive Signs of Growth Alongside Workforce Challenges

The UK’s Nuclear energy industry is on course for recovery with employers forecasting the workforce will exceed pre-pandemic levels by five percent next year, reports the ECITB.  But with the buoyant nuclear supply chain facing a raft of opportunities for growth, from decommissioning to new build, the sector must recruit to replace an ageing workforce …

NB Power seeks unprecedented 25-year licence for Point Lepreau nuclear power station

The licence for Atlantic Canada’s only nuclear power generating station expires in June, and the New Brunswick Crown corporation that operates the aging CANDU-6 reactor is seeking to renew it for an unprecedented 25-year term. The licence for Atlantic Canada’s only nuclear power generating station expires in June, and the New Brunswick Crown corporation that …

Installation complete of new Isotope Production System at Bruce Power, paving way for production of life-saving medical isotopes

Bruce Power and Isogen (a partnership between Kinectrics and Framatome) have completed the installation of a groundbreaking Isotope Production System (IPS), making Unit 7 the first power reactor in the world with installed capability to produce Lutetium-177 (Lu-177). Lu-177 is a medical isotope used in the treatment of various cancers, such as neuroendocrine tumours and …

Korea’s contradictory nuclear energy policy raises eyebrows

Gov’t eager to shut down nuclear plants, while seeking to build many abroad The Moon Jae-in administration has been under constant criticism for its double standards on nuclear energy, as it shows completely different attitudes toward nuclear power plants at home and abroad, according to economists and energy analysts, Monday.While abroad, Moon has been touting …