Nuclear power could respond to Africa’s hunger for energy

Kenya, Egypt, Ghana, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria and Sudan have already engaged with the International Atomic Energy Agency to assess their readiness to embark on a nuclear programme. Senior nuclear stakeholders from international and African companies and government agencies will gather at the 9th edition of Nuclear Business Platform, being held at the Mövenpick Nairobi Hotel on …

China Highlights Nuclear Innovation to Meet Climate Goals at IAEA Conference

China’s initiatives to address climate change with nuclear power, including through the development of innovative reactor technologies, were the focus of an event held on the sidelines of the International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power yesterday. China is at the forefront of nuclear power expansion, leading the way in installed …

US nuclear, uranium mining industries hope for Trump bailout

A plea from uranium mining companies and nuclear power plant operators for tax breaks and other federal financial boosts is going before President Donald Trump, as his administration studies reviving the U.S. uranium industry in the name of national security. Trump is scheduled to receive recommendations Thursday from a task force of national security, military …

Ramp up nuclear power to beat climate change, says UN nuclear chief

Cornel Feruta, the acting Director-General of the agency, was speaking in Vienna, at the opening of the first-ever International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power. It brought together some 550 participants from 79 countries, and 18 international organizations, to exchange science-based information, and hold objective discussions on the role of nuclear …

Beijing wants to work with Russia on nuclear power plants in China & wind projects in Arctic

Beijing is seeking greater energy cooperation with Moscow in Russia’s Arctic region, according to Ou Xiaoming, chief representative of China’s State Grid (the national power company). China and Russia are developing deep cooperation in the field of nuclear power and have expansive room for further growth. Russia has rich experience in the production and construction …

Brazil willing to open uranium deposits to private sector companies

Brazil’s mines and energy minister, Bento Albuquerque, said the country expects to resume production at the country’s only uranium mine before the end of the year and would open the sector to private companies. The move to restart Caetité, halted since 2014, is President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration latest efforts to attract foreign commercial interest to an …

Could nuclear power help the industry meet the 2050 emissions target?

Nuclear power as a fuel for ships is a completely zero-emission solution – it does not emit any SOx, NOx, CO2 or particulates. The technology is also millions of times more power-dense than fossil fuels and alternative fuel options that are currently being considered like methanol, ammonia and hydrogen. In terms of meeting the IMO’s …