26 May (NucNet): China National Nuclear Corporation subsidiary CNNC International is eyeing overseas uranium acquisition opportunities to help meet demand that will arise from the expansion of the country’s civilian nuclear power programme, chief executive Wang Ying said at the growth annual shareholders meeting.
19 May (NucNet): South Africa will start the process to procure a nuclear fleet of six to eight new nuclear reactors this year, with the first likely to begin commercial operation in 2023, energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said today.
18 May (NucNet): The replacement of fossil-fuel electricity by nuclear fission at a pace which could limit the more severe effects of climate change is technologically and industrially possible, but whether this will happen depends primarily on political will, strategic economic planning, and public acceptance, researchers say.
Shutting down nuclear plants in the US will have significant economic and electricity supply impact, leading to major problems in some states in the long-term, US Nuclear Energy Institute president and chief executive officer Marvin Fertel told NucNet. Mr Fertel spoke to NucNet about challenges for the nuclear sector, the future of Yucca Mountain, and preparations for licence renewals up to 80 years. The interview is online for subscribers.
Following a successful series of events in Nuclear Training and Simulation , NRG Events has scheduled the 3rd Annual Nuclear Training and Simulation China Forum
Nuclear energy will play an important role in the Middle East’s development and Turkey and the United Arab Emirates are leading the way to build up a safe nuclear environment in the region, conference organiser Neoventure has said.
The financing of new nuclear is complex and it can be difficult to pin down a precise cost. In this NucNet special report, Lubomir Mitev looks at the way costs are calculated and why there are differences between various business models. Members and subscribers can download the report.