Climate leaders must include nuclear in net-zero debate

The Canadian Nuclear Association, Europe’s Foratom, the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, the USA’s Nuclear Energy Institute, the UK’s Nuclear Industry Association and World Nuclear Association have issued a joint statement ahead of the Leaders Summit on Climate that starts today. At the invitation of US President Joe Biden, world leaders will convene for the two-day …

US conversion plant gears up for next 40 years

The business case behind the decision to restart the USA’s only domestic uranium conversion facility announced earlier this year rested on suitable answers to several “puzzle piece” questions falling into place, ConverDyn’s Malcolm Critchley told the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum yesterday. Price had not been the only reason behind Honeywell’s November 2017 decision to …

Nuclear industry calls for state policy focus as resource outstrips coal generation in US

Dive Brief: While the Biden administration has indicated support for nuclear energy and advanced reactors, state policies valuing the resource continue to be necessary to keep existing plants on the grid, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) said in its annual State of Nuclear Energy address on Tuesday. The nuclear industry group applauded the introduction of …

Nuclear Power 10 Years After Fukushima: The Long Road Back

At the beginning of the new millennium, amid growing awareness of the link between energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, the notion of a ‘nuclear renaissance’ became popular. Scientists and policy makers identified low carbon nuclear power as a potential protagonist in the transition to clean energy. However, the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi …

Campaign contributions, including from a Utah operator, preceded creation of federal uranium stockpile

A $75 million fund for domestically mined uranium came after years of lobbying and campaign donations from the industry. When the latest COVID-19 relief bill was signed into law by President Donald Trump on Dec. 27, uranium companies with mines in the United States cheered. And that included a big one with operations in Utah. …

Government and industry back nuclear for green hydrogen future

Nuclear power could produce one-third of the UK’s clean hydrogen needs by 2050, according to the Hydrogen Roadmap agreed by the Nuclear Industry Council (NIC) last week. The NIC, co-chaired by the Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth and the Chairman of the Nuclear Industry Association, sets strategic priorities for government-industry collaboration to promote nuclear power …