Hydrogen policies must include nuclear, says NNWI

Nuclear-produced hydrogen, using electrolyser technology, could have a “sizeable contribution” to make in the development of the hydrogen economy, according to a new report from the New Nuclear Watch Institute (NNWI) think-tank. However, it says the realisation of those benefits will depend on the adoption of technology-neutral policies, which do not discriminate against nuclear power. …

Nuclear’s Role In Electric Vehicles

As the spot uranium price remains range-bound, Elon Musk predicts electricity demand will double by 2040 and nuclear must play a role. -Nuclear’s role to meet electric vehicle uptake -Silex Systems advances enrichment agreement -Uranium spot price continues to trade between US$29.00-30.00/lb By Mark Woodruff Media outlets have widely reported Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s comments that …

US senate committee approves uranium reserve bill

The US senate committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) has approved a bipartisan bill called the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act (ANIA) that, among other provisions, advances the federal initiative to establish a US national strategic uranium reserve. Under the Act, the US Department of Energy will be restricted to only buy uranium recovered from …

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 …