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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Tom Lydon, of ETF Trends, opines that after a multi-year run of disappointing investors, the Global X Uranium ETF, which holds uranium miners, started rebounding in significant fashion in the 4th quarter. That ebullience has carried into 2017 with the uranium exchange traded fund higher by more than 23%.

However, investors still need to approach URA with some caution. For example, URA has pulled big in a big way after touching a 52-week high. From that high above $19, URA now resides closer to $16, a decline that took just a few weeks to materialize.

Adding to the recent ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

The U.S. Department of Energy is asking for comments and information about a possible change in its transfers of uranium for cleanup services at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio. DOE is considering a new Secretarial Determination covering potential continued transfers and issued a Request for Information last July seeking information about uranium markets and domestic uranium, conversion, and enrichment industries and the potential effects of DOE uranium transfers on the domestic industries.

The agency also commissioned an independent analysis of the potentia... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

EBR suggests that nuclear energy is regarded as one of the prominent sources of energy with a huge potential. As nuclear power plants emit low greenhouse gas emissions, the energy is seen as environmentally friendly. Using a nuclear fission reaction, the power plants produce high amount of electricity with uranium as fuel. Although nuclear energy offers various advantages, concerns have been raised over the disposal of radioactive waste and harmful radiations from the nuclear plants.

Here are the major pros and cons of nuclear power plants.

Advantages

Low harmf... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Paul Garvey reports that Labor victory in the West Australian election has cast a shadow over the state uranium sector, with the industry urging the incoming government to keep the door open for the most advanced uranium projects. Labor went to the polls on a platform opposed to the development of uranium projects, with the exception of any proposal that had already received government approvals.

The WA uranium projects of ASX-listed duo Vimy Resources and Toro Energy, along with Canadian uranium heavyweight Cameco, were all approved by Colin Barnett government in the months leading... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

Kim Martini reported in 2013 that the tsunami wreaked havoc on Japan. It also resulted in the largest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl when the tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Radioactive particles were released into the atmosphere and ocean, contaminating groundwater, soil and seawater which effectively closed local Japanese fisheries, and all other industry in the area as well.

As a media event, this has also led to some wild speculation on the widespread dangers of Fukushima radiation on the internet. Posts with titles like Holy Fukushima, Radiation Fr... More →
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Index / Wind Energy / Economics

June Javelosa reports that renewable energy met a major milestone in the U.S., with wind powering over 50% of the U.S. electric demand....that is, for only a matter of a few minutes that is. The Southwest Power Pool (SPP), a grid operator responsible for powering 14 states, notes that while it may have been brief, the fact that the U.S. hit the mark even for a short period of time is notable, since it was the first a North American power grid to achieve the feat.

According to their report, wind power reached 52.1% last February, beating the previous record of 49.2%. Ten years ago, t... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations

Henry Lazenby reports that while global economic growth came in at a disappointing 2.3% in 2016, and with growth for 2017 pegged at 2.5% and 2.7% for 2018, several analysts outlined bullish long-term scenarios for base and precious metals, pointing to growing supply gaps from 2020 onwards in key economic inputs.

There is some question whether the $1-trillion infrastructure plan promised by the new U.S. President will materialize, noting, however, that it paled in comparison with about $3-trillion in spending plans announced by China. He noted, moreover, that retaliatory measures cou... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

Suddenly, Yucca Mountain is being discussed again. Officials in South Carolina are in favor of it and 28 other states with nuclear reactors are also in favor of finishing the Yucca Mt. Nuclear Storage Site.

The notion of protecting Yucca Mountain enjoyed powerful Washington allies for years, notably Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, the Senate Democratic leader from 2005 until January, and President Barack Obama. But Obama is no longer the president, Reid is no longer a senator and Democrats do not control Congress or the White House.

Secretary of Energy-designate Rick Perry, wh... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Anya Litvak opines that either the Ohio-based company will shut down the 1,800-megawatt plant, two decades ahead of schedule, or it will sell it to another operator. The latter option is a nonstarter unless something, aka someone, aka legislators in Pennsylvania and Ohio, intervenes to equalize nuclear energy with gas.

The Beaver County nuclear plant and two others in Ohio share the same chopping block as about a dozen fossil fuel plants in FirstEnergy portfolio across several states where electricity generation is not directly supported by ratepayers.

But getting legisla... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Charles Kenny blogs that while (some in) the U.S. remain lukewarm about nuclear power, shutting down plants (because of low natural gas prices), the developing world is rapidly adding capacity. Ten new plants came online in 2016, nine of them in the developing world, supporting the largest addition of nuclear power since 1990. This is good news for people living in developing countries and for the global climate, but to make faster progress with safer designs (but can not get much safer), it is high time America started investing in next-generation nuclear power (but that is already well under... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Other, RTGs, Thorium, Helium-3 and Fusion Research

September 30, 2016, scientists and engineers at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center made a leap forward in the pursuit of clean energy. The team set a new world record for plasma pressure in the Institute Alcator C-Mod tokamak nuclear fusion reactor. Plasma pressure is the key ingredient to producing energy from nuclear fusion, and MIT new result achieves over 2 atmospheres of pressure for the first time.

Nuclear fusion has the potential to produce nearly unlimited supplies of clean, safe, carbon-free energy. Fusion is the same process that powers the sun, and it can be realize... More →
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Index / Coal / Related Environmental Issues / Hydrogeology & Water Resources

Dom Galeon reports that signs that fossil fuels are on the decline are everywhere. For one, nations are keen on cutting down their fossil fuel consumption. Then there is the growing solar energy business that is looking to overtake coal? The technology industry is also taking steps to ensure the demise of fossil fuels. And, in perhaps one of the clearest signs of decline, the Navajo Generating Station near Page, Arizona, announced that it will be closing by 2019, more than two decades ahead of its EPA-mandated 2044 shutdown.

The Navajo station is the largest coal-fire power plant in... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

The U.S. nuclear energy plants are vital national assets that provide reliable, carbon-free electricity to tens of millions of households and businesses around the country.

Nuclear Matters is a coalition that works to inform the public and policymakers about the clear benefits of nuclear energy. The coalition advocates for policy solutions that properly value nuclear energy as a reliable, affordable, safe and carbon-free electricity resource that is essential to the U.S. energy future.

On December 1, 2016, the CASEnergy Coalition and Nuclear Advocacy Network (NAN) joined... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Dr. Conca opines that investing in a backup planet might be a good idea, given what has been happening on Earth lately. The cost would only be a little over $20 trillion, but some nice real estate just came on the market. The discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a nearby star has really gotten everyone thinking about space colonization again. Found by NASA orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope and the ground-based TRAPPIST Telescope, there seems to be at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1.

The biggest surprise is that three or four of these planets ar... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Rafael Farinas blogs via faint praise that as the world looks at solar and wind power as viable, but unreliable and expensive, alternatives to power the grid, the solution obviously lies in other energy sources ... Nuclear and natural gas in a long transition to the ultimate power source, fusion energy or perhaps off-world solar. Solar and wind do have a place in remote areas, but not to power the grid.

Nuclear energy has remained a core source of energy for years and has made significant advancements toward a clean-energy future, with nearly endless energy for generations to come (... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Duke Energy recently announced that its 11 Carolina nuclear plants produced nearly 90 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2016. Their success this past year was based on enhancements in outage planning and execution, along with our ongoing commitment and focus on continuous improvement, re Bill Pitesa, Duke Energy chief nuclear officer.

The lower costs of nuclear fuel, coupled with shorter refueling outages, continue to be a major factor in keeping our customers costs down. The plants produced two kilowatt-hours more than they did in 2015. The 11 plants also attained a collect... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Tomohiro Ichihara reports that one major driving force behind the expansion of Toshiba nuclear power plant business is the growing demand for electricity in Asia.

According to the World Nuclear Association, 99 of 447 nuclear power plants now operating in the world are in the U.S.. Three countries, the U.S., France and Japan, account for more than 50% of all nuclear power plants in operation on an output basis. But the projected output of plants under construction tells a very different story. China alone accounts for nearly 40% of the total and Asia as a whole makes up over 60% curr... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Matt Smith blogs that after years of bad news, 2016 looked like it might have been a turnaround for the U.S. nuclear power industry. The year saw the opening of Tennessee Watts Bar Unit 2, the first new nuclear reactor to go online in 20 years. State governments in New York and Illinois stepped in keep five struggling plants running in those states.

But 2017 started off with the announcement that the two-reactor Indian Point plant outside New York City would be shutting down by 2021. And work on the only reactors now under construction has been clouded by multi-billion-dollar losses... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

Rebecca Kern reports that the political logjam over Yucca Mountain should be broken by depicting the storage of nuclear waste there as a national-security issue, a leading Nevada proponent of the project says.

Dan Schinhofen, chairman of the Nye County Board of County of Commissioners, who represents the county where Yucca Mountain is located indicated that if he could meet with the new administration, he would ask that the matter be considered a national security issue. The government made promises. They have taken money from ratepayers. There is $30 billion-plus sitting there. It ... More →
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Index / Renewable Energy (Other Energy Resources) / Climate Change

Michael LePage reports that countries in the EU, including the UK, are throwing away money by subsidizing the burning of wood for energy, according to an independent report. While burning some forms of wood waste can indeed reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in practice the growing use of wood energy in the EU is increasing rather than reducing emissions, the new report concludes.

Overall, burning wood for energy is much worse in climate terms than burning gas or even coal, but loopholes in the way emissions are counted are concealing the damage being done. It is not a great use of pu... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

David Stanway and Kathy Chen report that China will expand its strategic uranium reserves as part of its five-year plan for 2016-2020, with the aim of ensuring it has enough fuel to supply the large program of new nuclear reactors. Beijing, which began stockpiling uranium in 2007 and is estimated by the World Nuclear Association to have 74,000 tons of inventory, or about nine years of current demand, does not disclose details of its reserves so this number may be speculation.

However, demand is expected to outstrip domestic supply in coming years and a move to increase reserves coul... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

In terms of supply, the largest miner of uranium in the world, Cameco announcement in April (2016) that it would be halting production at its Rabbit Lake mine, the longest-running uranium mine in Saskatchewan, has no doubt impacted the industry. The company had previously set a target for production in 2016 at 30 million pounds of uranium, which has since changed to 25.8 million pounds.

The outlook for the 2017-2018 uranium market is hopeful. Chang said Cantor Fitzgerald concludes that prices will be flat to slightly higher in 2017, as the carry trade continues to push emerging unco... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Jocelyn Aspa reports that the uranium price has seemed to be on its way to a recovery. Kazakhstan plans to cut production buoyed the sector, and as of February 1 uranium was at $26.68 per pound, up 32% year-to-date. However, more recently the uranium price has slid back, and as of February 20 it stood at $24.50.

Given the uranium market underlying fundamentals, its inability to rally is not unexpected. The 2011 Fukushima incident has pushed the commodity into oversupply, and uranium inventory currently stands at about 1.4 billion pounds worldwide, according to UxC.

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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

China will prioritize the development of a floating nuclear power platform in the coming five years, in an effort to provide stable power to offshore projects and promote deep-water natural-gas development.

The news was announced by Wang Yiren, (State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense). Wang told Science and Technology Daily that Chinese authorities have already carried out research on relevant core technologies as well as the standardization of maritime nuclear power plants, adding that the development of the facility is a crucial part of the c... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Alex Polonsky reports that over the last few years, a Defense Science Board task force evaluated energy systems for remote or forward operating bases, and its final report in August 2016, was recently made available to the public. The task force goal is to replace the diesel generators that serve as the standard electrical power source at these military bases.

Alternate energy sources evaluated by the task force included very small modular nuclear reactors (vSMRS). vSMRs are designed to operate at less than 10 megawatts and to fit in a typical shipping container, in comparison to u... More →
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