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 …

Senate environment panel chief backs probe into uranium imports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chair of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee said on Thursday he wants the Commerce Department to investigate the impacts of uranium imports from Russia and central Asia on national security, backing a request from two U.S. uranium mining firms who filed the petition. “America’s ability to produce uranium is …

A Troubling Scenario for Kazakhstan

Key Points Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has anchored the country’s political system for over a quarter century, making the uncertainty of his eventual succession a potential flash point for instability. In the event of volatility in Kazakhstan, Russia would, at a minimum, seek to secure its own borders and also possibly intervene on the pretext …

Colorado uranium companies ask Trump for help

Two Colorado uranium companies are jointly asking President Trump to help the U.S. uranium mining industry. In a joint letter yesterday to the U.S. Commerce Dept., Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE: UUUU) of Lakewood and Ur-Energy Inc. (NYSE: URG) of Littleton said that they want protection from “imports of uranium products that threaten national security.” The companies …