04.08.20 Kazatomprom uranium miners set to return to work Kazakhstan’s JSC National Atomic Company Kazatomprom plans to return staffing levels at its uranium mines to normal by around the end of this month. The number of employees at the mine sites was reduced between April and July in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
13.02.2020 US uranium reserve proposal receives positive response US uranium companies have responded favourably to the Administration’s 2021 budget request of USD150 million in funding to set up a uranium reserve. Energy Fuels CEO and President Mark Chalmers said the development was „an important step toward addressing the devastating impact of our nation’s overdependence on
07.01.2020 Viewpoint: Nuclear energy – from recognition to results Nuclear power’s role in the clean-energy solution must be agreed universally this year, writes Agneta Rising, director general of World Nuclear Association. Over the last 12 months it has been increasingly recognised that nuclear energy must be included as part of our future clean energy mix. The
3.12.19 Australians support lifting nuclear ban More Australians support lifting the country’s ban on the use of nuclear energy than oppose it, a new poll conducted for the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has found. The survey also found that over half those polled were not aware that nuclear energy is banned in Australia.
12.11.2019 Nuclear power generation should remain a part of the global energy mix despite challenges related to tightening regulations, safety concerns, ageing asset bases, and increasingly volatile energy markets, S&P Global Ratings says in two reports published today. Both reports study the ‚energy transition‘, as Nuclear Dead and Alive and Different Nuclear Energy Policies, Diverging
05.09.2019 World Nuclear Association sees upturn in uranium demand Rapid growth in uranium demand will lead to a need for additional mined uranium in the period to 2040 in all scenarios given in the latest edition of World Nuclear Association’s fuel report. Projections for nuclear generating capacity growth have been revised upwards for the first
20.08.2019 Kazatomprom prolongs uranium production cuts Kazakhstan’s JSC National Atomic Company Kazatomprom says it will continue to „flex down“ production by 20% through 2021, rather than to the end of 2020 as originally planned. Full production will not resume until market conditions signal a need for more uranium, it said. The company in December 2017 announced
2. August, 2019 Australian parliament to launch nuclear energy inquiry Australia’s Energy Minister Angus Taylor has asked the House Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy to investigate the nuclear fuel cycle, Committee Chairman Ted O’Brien announced today. „This will be the first inquiry into the use of nuclear energy in Australia in more
16.07.2019 US President rejects request for uranium import quota Uranium imports do not threaten the national security of the USA, President Donald Trump has decided in his response to the Uranium Miners’ Section 232 Petition. He did however call for a „fuller analysis“ of national security considerations with respect to the entire nuclear fuel supply
Geplantes französisches Gesetz verzögert Atomabbau (Reduzierung im Energiemix) um zusätzliche 10 Jahre
02.05.2019 French bill delays nuclear reduction by 10 years 02 May 2019 France will delay its planned reduction in the share of nuclear power its electricity mix to 50% from the current 2025 target to 2035 under a draft energy and climate bill. The bill was presented to the Council of Ministers by Minister for