Jordan plans to sign uranium production agreement with Egypt

Jordan is planning to sign an agreement with Egypt to develop peaceful uses of nuclear energy and uranium production, Khaled Toukan, chairperson of the Jordanian Atomic Energy Commission told Daily News Egypt. Toukan, said that there have been meetings with officials of the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority and the Nuclear Materials Authority over the past …

CNNC powers China-Namibia relations

  Namibian President Hage Geingob said that the Rossing Uranium Mine — operated and managed by the China National Nuclear Corporation, or CNNC — is one of the important projects in China-Namibia cooperation. The President, speaking during a recent meeting with Chinese officials, said Namibia welcomes more investment from Chinese companies in infrastructure, mining and …

Energy-starved Africa looks to India for nuclear reactors

As part of India’s strategy to expand its footprint in Africa, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is exploring supply of small nuclear power reactors to the electricity-starved countries. Interestingly, India’s civilian nuclear power programme has caught the fancy of African countries because climate change has impacted their conventional hydropower generation capacity, which was primarily …

President Trump nominates Dan Brouillette to be United States Secretary of Energy

Today, President Donald J. Trump formally nominated Dan Brouillette to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Energy. Brouillette, current U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy, would replace sitting Secretary Rick Perry if confirmed by the U.S. Senate. “It has been the opportunity of a lifetime to serve as Secretary of Energy. I have the utmost …

African countries mull nuclear energy as Russia extends offers

Moscow is sure to tout nuclear energy at the Russia-Africa Summit, selling it as a solution for the continent’s power supply woes. So just how concerned should we be about its intentions and Africa’s readiness? Southern Africa’s ongoing drought has had a devastating impact on the region’s power supply. Water levels at Kariba Dam, which …

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 …