For national security, impose quota on foreign uranium imports

Today, the Texas uranium mining industry is virtually silent. Indeed, across the U.S., this once-thriving industry now supplies only a small fraction of our domestic nuclear energy and defense requirements, threatening our energy independence and national security. Along with many others, the U.S. Department of Commerce, or DOC, is now asking, why? As the world’s …

IAEA highlights nuclear’s role in combating climate change

Nuclear power can make a “vital contribution to meeting climate change targets while delivering the increasingly large quantities of electricity needed for global economic development,” according to a new report by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The report, Climate Change and Nuclear Power 2018, was published last week and has been updated from the last report …

Are Environmentalist Stunts Obfuscating A Serious Nuclear Debate?

The Greenpeace activists who crashed a Superman-styled drone into an EDF facility near Lyon, France on July 3 pulled off the latest of several stunts designed to highlight the vulnerability of France’s ageing nuclear reactors. In a country whose energy mix is built on nuclear power, the strategy is working: the Superman incident came just before a French parliamentary report called …

Nuclear Energy, why we are all invested in its success or failure

The University of Manchester’s Dalton Nuclear Institute is taking a revolutionary new approach to nuclear-related research by encouraging a lasting engagement between ‘traditional’ nuclear sciences and social science researchers. Here, Professor Richard Taylor explains why this new interdisciplinary approach, in the form of The Beam Network, is long overdue in a sector that has been dominated by rigid …

Thursday New Jersey vote expected on nuclear, solar, wind subsidy bills

The state Legislature will vote Thursday on several clean energy bills, including one to provide $300 million a year to nuclear power plants that can prove they are struggling to compete with cheap natural gas. Other bills would subsidize solar and wind power. Subsidies would be paid by ratepayers. The nuclear subsidy bill alone would …

First Solar, Then Steel — Is Trump’s Next Trade Target Nuclear?

U.S. uranium miners are fighting for relief from imports The Commerce Department is still reviewing their petition Trump Says China Tariffs Could Affect $60 Billion in Goods On Thursday, as President Donald Trump ordered tariffs on Chinese goods, he warned, “This is the first of many.” Well, if he’s serious, here’s another potential trade target: uranium. In …

Czech business boss says PM’s position on new nuclear reactors is ‘fiction’

The head of the Czech Chamber of Commerce has hit out at current prime minister Andrej Babiš for his stance that state dominated utility ČEZ should be able to build new nuclear reactors on its own without any help. Chamber president Vladimír Dlouhý, speaking at an energy conference in Prague, said such a position was …

Wyoming uranium producers appeal to Trump to decrease foreign imports

The two largest uranium producers in the country, both operating in Wyoming, are asking President Donald Trump for relief from one of their greatest challenges: foreign imports. Denver-based Energy Fuels and Ur-Energy petitioned the Department of Commerce to look into whether imports from dominant uranium producers, like Russia, pose a national security risk. The firms …