Australia is the world’s third-largest producer of uranium, so why aren’t we using it?

When weighing up the pro’s and con’s of coal, solar and wind energy, there is always one alternative that seems to get swept under the rug – nuclear energy. The Minerals Council of Australia will today reinvigorate the debate over nuclear power. In a pre-budget submission to Scott Morrison, the council is urging the government to take …

Nuclear, renewables to help French CO2 reduction goals, Macron says

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he would not follow Germany’s example by phasing out nuclear energy in France because his priority was to cut carbon emissions and shut down polluting coal-fired production. “I don’t idolize nuclear energy at all. But I think you have to pick your battle. My priority …

UK Industrial Strategy highlights ‘vital part’ of nuclear power

The nuclear sector is “integral to increasing productivity and driving growth” in the UK, according to the government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper launched today. In the UK, a White Paper is a government report giving information or proposals on an issue. Unveiling the White Paper, Business Secretary Greg Clark said the strategy sets out a …

China approves plan to promote unified nuclear reactor brand

SHANGHAI, Aug 14 (Reuters) – China has approved a plan from its two state nuclear developers to promote a single integrated nuclear reactor brand that will help speed up construction and strengthen their ability to compete in markets overseas. China is in the middle of an ambitious nuclear programme that could bring total capacity to …

Government holds crunch talks with industry giants over the future of British nuclear energy

  The key nuclear power players have been called in by the Government for crunch talks on plans to meet Britain’s energy demands with new small reactor technology, amid mounting fears over delays and Whitehall paralysis. Industry giants including NuScale, Rolls-Royce, Hitachi and Westinghouse have been summoned by ministers in a bid to reignite interest …

China, Pakistan agree to uranium cooperation

China and Pakistan have agreed to cooperate in uranium exploration and mining. China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said it had signed a framework agreement with the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission yesterday for technical cooperation in the exploration and development of uranium resources. China signed a similar agreement with Saudi Arabia earlier this year. Under the new agreement, …