What if Suncor Energy used Canadian uranium to clean up its oil sands-tainted image?

Suncor Energy has an image problem that seems incurable. The Alberta oil sands giant produces vast amounts of synthetic crude oil, a product that comes with a rather frightening carbon footprint. As the oil sands expand, Suncor will become an ever-bigger target for climate-change activists and green-tinged politicians. Even Justin Trudeau, who may or may …

IEA rings alarm bell on phasing out nuclear energy

A steep decline in nuclear energy capacity will threaten climate goals and power supply security unless advanced economies find a way to extend the lifespan of their reactors, the International Energy Agency said. Nuclear is currently the world’s second-largest source of low-carbon electricity, behind hydropower, and accounting for 10 percent of global electricity generation. But …

Envoys meet in bid to save nuclear deal

Diplomats from Iran and several world powers recommitted Sunday to salvaging their nuclear deal amid mounting tensions between the West and Tehran. Iran’s deputy foreign minister said the emergency meeting in Vienna had yielded positive developments but had not “resolved everything.” “The atmosphere was constructive, and the discussions were good,” Abbas Araghchi told reporters. Araghchi …

Nigeria engages Rosatom on nuclear development

The nation’s government intends partnering with Rosatom to add nuclear energy to Nigeria’s energy mix in bids to address the country’s power challenges. Speaking to a local publication, The Nation, Rosatom’s central and southern Africa CEO, Dmitry Shornikov, revealed that Nigeria is making steady progress on the matter. “This is evident by the agreement which …