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31.07.2015_No149 / News

Uranium Market Flat, But Nuclear Outlook Remains Positive, Says Cameco

31 Jul (NucNet): Prices and demand in the uranium market remain flat because of oversupply, but the long-term outlook for nuclear energy is positive, underpinned by strong fundamentals, Canada-based uranium producer Cameco said.

30.07.2015_No149 / News in Brief

Ningde-5 And -6 Will Use Hualong One Design, Says CGN

29.07.2015_No148 / News in Brief

Atomic Forum President: ‘As A German Citizen, I Am Curious As To How Grid Stability Will Be Maintained’

29 Jul (NucNet): With Germany pushing ahead with plans to phase out nuclear energy by 2022, Ralf Güldner, president of the German Atomic Forum (DAtF), spoke to NucNet about the future of nuclear, continuing efforts to open a high-level waste repository, and potential economic problems caused by high levels of uncertainty in the country’s power market. Mr Güldner said nuclear is still providing the German energy supply system with “very valuable baseload power”.

27.07.2015_No145 / News

Sellafield Has Seen Record Levels Of Investment, Says NDA

27 Jul (NucNet): Greater focus on the high hazard areas of the Sellafield nuclear site in the UK has been reflected by record levels of investment, with the site’s annual budget reaching approximately £2 billion ($3.1bn, €2.8bn) in 2015-2016, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority said.

24.07.2015_No145 / News in Brief

South Korea’s Shin-Wolsong-2 Enters Commercial Operation

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29.07.2015 / Announcement

Q&A: German Atomic Forum President Ralf Güldner

With Germany pushing ahead with plans to phase out nuclear energy by 2022, Ralf Güldner, president of the German Atomic Forum (DAtF), spoke to NucNet about the future of nuclear, continuing efforts to open a high-level waste repository, and potential economic problems caused by high levels of uncertainty in the country’s power market.
Mr Güldner said nuclear is still providing the German energy supply system with “very valuable baseload power”. He said nuclear accounts for about 16 to 17 percent of total power supply and about one-third of baseload supply.
However, there are regional differences. In Bavaria, for example, nuclear provided nearly 50 percent of the total power supply in 2014. He said nuclear stations do not achieve their previous high levels of production because their output is being adjusted to compensate for renewables.
“As a German citizen, I am curious as to how grid stability will be maintained in the future,” he said.
 The interview is online for subscribers: http://bit.ly/1IrBA9M

29.04.2015 / Announcement

Q&A: NEI’s Marvin Fertel On Challenges Facing The US Nuclear Industry

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.

29.04.2015 / Announcement

Special Report: How Much Does It Cost To Build A Nuclear Plant?

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.