Saudi nuclear: talks ongoing with US to allow kingdom nuclear technology

A senior US official has confirmed that Washington is in talks with Riyadh about supporting Saudi Arabia’s planned nuclear programme. Speaking in Abu Dhabi on 26 October, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry Perry confirmed that talks were ongoing. Perry told the forum that Saudi Arabia’s leadership in Riyadh wanted to sign a ‘123 Agreement’ with …

Could Small-Scale Nuclear Power Plants Be A Game-Changer?

A big step for decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution came this week from Poland. A chemicals company there called Synthos has begun the process to commission a small nuclear power plant from GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. The plant will only have a capacity of 300 MW, but this is enough for its specific purpose. This nuclear plant …

Russia invites Namibia to cooperate in production of nuclear fuel

Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Namibian President Hage Gottfried Geingob to establish cooperation in production of uranium fuel. According to the Russian leader the development of mineral resources, in particular, uranium resources of Namibia could be an important part of the interaction in the energy sector. “Russia ranks fifth in the world among producers of …

Nuclear power could respond to Africa’s hunger for energy

Kenya, Egypt, Ghana, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria and Sudan have already engaged with the International Atomic Energy Agency to assess their readiness to embark on a nuclear programme. Senior nuclear stakeholders from international and African companies and government agencies will gather at the 9th edition of Nuclear Business Platform, being held at the Mövenpick Nairobi Hotel on …

Ramp up nuclear power to beat climate change, says UN nuclear chief

Cornel Feruta, the acting Director-General of the agency, was speaking in Vienna, at the opening of the first-ever International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power. It brought together some 550 participants from 79 countries, and 18 international organizations, to exchange science-based information, and hold objective discussions on the role of nuclear …

Net-Zero Carbon Dioxide Emissions By 2050 Requires A New Nuclear Power Plant Every Day

More than a decade ago, Gwyn Prins and Steve Rayner characterized climate policy as an “auction of promises” in which politicians “vied to outbid each other with proposed emissions targets that were simply not achievable.” For instance, among Democrats competing for the presidency in 2020, several, including Joe Biden, have committed to achieving net-zero carbon …