India, US extend nuclear energy partnership by another decade

Call for actions to address continuing and evolving nuclear security challenges India and the US have extended the memorandum of understanding for cooperation on nuclear energy by another decade. This was announced in a joint statement issued to mark 10 years of cooperation of the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) between the two …

Japan, world’s third largest economy, vows to become carbon neutral by 2050

TOKYO — Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, committed his country on Monday to reaching a target of zero emissions of greenhouse gases and achieving a carbon-neutral society by 2050, with a “fundamental shift” in policy on coal use. Suga outlined the major move in his country’s attitude toward climate change in his first policy …

Can Nuclear Replace Coal In The West? Over 20 Utah Cities Are Betting On It Despite The Risks

The solar panels outside the visitor’s center in Blanding, Utah produce enough electricity that the city can sell some of that power back to the grid, according to City Manager Jeremy Redd. But that’s only when the sun is shining. “You have intermittent sources of power and I think those are super important, and I …

Uranium market is coping with impact of the pandemic

Most respondents to UxC’s annual summer survey agreed that the uranium market has so far managed the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic effectively, and is proving robust, despite some initial issues with mine production. There is general consensus that the crisis will not harm the future of nuclear power, UxC said. UxC’s biannual survey asks utilities and …

Nuclear Key to the Clean Energy Transition – Conclusions of the 2020 IAEA Scientific Forum

Nuclear power must have a seat at the table in global discussions over energy policies to curb emissions and meet climate goals, as technical and scientific advances open the door to better economics and greater public acceptance of this low carbon source of energy. These are some of the conclusions of this year’s IAEA Scientific …

Nuclear power and the energy transition in Bulgaria

Brussels’ wish for ​​a relatively rapid decommissioning of the coal-fired power plants of European Union Member States has the potential to create huge imbalances in Bulgaria’s electricity system, writes Borislav Boev, a PhD student at D A Tsenov Academy of Economics.   “Over the last few years. the EU has made significant efforts to develop energy …