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

Emily Gosden opines that new small nuclear reactor technology should be built at the site of a former nuclear power station in Wales, a committee of Welsh MPs has said. The Trawsfynydd nuclear plant in Snowdonia National Park has been shut down since 1991 and is undergoing the lengthy process of decommissioning.

In a report, MPs on the Welsh Affairs select committee said the site would make an ideal location to build small modular reactors, dubbed mini-nukes, and urged the Government to designate it as a site for their construction.

Trawsfynydd was not included on the lis... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Peter Bradford opines that since the 1950s, U.S. nuclear power has commanded immense taxpayer and customer subsidy based on promises of economic and environmental benefits. Many of these promises are unfulfilled, but new ones take their place. More subsidies follow (Fact check needed here !!).

Today the nuclear industry claims that keeping all operating reactors running for many years, no matter how uneconomic they become, is essential in order to reach U.S. climate change targets. Economics have always challenged U.S. reactors (Fact check here too). After more than 100 construction... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dr. Motta opines that in a course I teach at Penn State, we discuss the characteristics of an ideal electricity production portfolio for the U.S. and consider what form of energy policy would best achieve it. The class typically identifies the most important factors as cost, reliability of supply, public safety and environmental impact. Students also cite other characteristics, such as national security, domestic availability of fuels and technologies, and electric grid stability.

Because no real-world energy source fulfills all of these characteristics, we have to make compromises ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Ryan Call, of the The Pueblo Chieftain, CO, reports that Colorado Public Utilities Commission received an earful from Pueblo residents at the public hearing over a proposed 4.8% rate hike by Black Hills Energy. While the Pueblo local electric utility provider seeks the rate increase mostly to pass along to consumers the cost of building a new $65 million, 40-megawatt natural gas turbine, others argue the cost of energy continues to go up, not only for Black Hills customers, but across the state, as a result of state and federal environmental regulations.

As part of a 2004 ballot ini... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

1. A New Consent-Based Approach to Siting
Siting storage or disposal facilities has been the most consistent and most intractable challenge for the U.S. nuclear waste management program. Of course, the first requirement in siting any facility centers rests on the ability to demonstrate adequate protection of public health and safety and the environment.

2. A New Organization to Implement the Waste Management Program
DOE and its predecessor agencies have had primary responsibility for implementing U.S. nuclear waste policy for more than 50 years. In that time, DOE has ach... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dr. Conca says Clinton generally supports nuclear energy. She does not want any nuclear power plants to close prematurely, particularly the New York Indian Point nuclear plant. Clinton says that rapidly shutting down the U.S. nuclear power fleet puts ideology ahead of science and would make it harder and costlier to build a clean energy future, agreeing with EPA chief Gina McCarthy, leading climate scientist Dr. James Hansen and almost all nuclear and geoscientists.

But Clinton opposes the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository and supports the President Blue Ribbon Commission recommenda... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dr. Conca reports that Dr. James Hansen, a leading climate scientist in the world, sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown of California, about how nuclear energy was essential to fighting global warming. The letter was prompted by a recent announcement by P,G and E to close its well-running, low-carbon, low-cost nuclear reactors at Diablo Canyon because of political pressure from the state of California and especially Liberal Lt. Governor Mansion.

New York addressed this issue just last week when it passed a true Clean Energy Standard that supports both renewables and nuclear.
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Uranium One Inc. is one of the world largest uranium producers with a globally diversified portfolio of assets located in Kazakhstan, the U.S. and Tanzania. Uranium One is owned by indirect subsidiaries of State Atomic Energy Company ROSATOM, Uranium One Holding N.V. and JSC U1 Group. ROSATOM is the Russian state-owned nuclear industry operator.

In Kazakhstan, Uranium One Inc. holds a 70% interest in JV SMCC, which owns the Akdala and South Inkai uranium mines, a 50% interest in JV Karatau, which owns the Karatau uranium mine, a 50% interest in the JV Akbastau, which owns the Akbast... More →
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Index / Gas Shales / Economics

Chris Mooney opines that in this time of ambitious plans for clean energy growth, two of the U.S. largest states by population, California and New York, have both mandated that power companies get fully 50% of their electricity from renewable sources by the year 2030. Only, there is a problem .. Because of the particular nature of clean energy sources like solar and wind, you can not simply add them to the grid in large volumes and think that is the end of the story. Rather, because these sources of electricity generation are intermittent... solar fluctuates with weather and the daily cycle, w... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Mark J. Perry opines that nuclear energy was conceived in hope that the peaceful use of the atom would provide reliable and affordable electricity for millions of Americans and improve our quality of life. That hope has come closer to realization than anyone could reasonably have expected when the process began more than 60 years ago.

Notwithstanding opposition from anti-nuclear adversaries, nuclear energy is too important to let slip away. It is vital to ensuring a dependable supply of electricity, helping to maintain a diverse energy mix that keeps electric rates as low as poss... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Uranium prices have lost some ground over the course of the past month. On 8 July, uranium traded at USD 26.5 per pound, which was down 6.2% from the same day in June and was 22.6% lower on a year-to-date basis. Moreover, the price was down 27.4% from the same day last year.

Prices have been under significant pressure since the nuclear disaster in Fukushima in 2011 and since then the recovery in uranium prices has been very slow, mainly because the market remains oversupplied. However, the negative sentiment that the Fukushima incident created will likely start to fade sooner rathe... More →
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Index / Renewable Energy (Other Energy Resources) / Resource Evaluation

Steve Cicala reports that in the early days of electricity, it was difficult to transmit electricity long distances. So it made sense to build power plants close to population centers and transport fuel over these great distances via rail or barge. Over time it got cheaper to transmit electricity, but the regulatory framework has been slow to catch up and largely continues to treat power generation as a local issue.

The impact of this historical approach is evident when looking at where coal comes from today, and where it is eventually burned. Twenty-five counties in just a handful ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dr. Conca reports that Exelon announced that it will buy the James A Fitzpatrick nuclear power plant in upstate New York from Entergy. The two companies reached an agreement worth $110 million following the NY adoption of a Clean Energy Standard that supports nuclear energy as well as renewable energy.

When approved by state and federal regulatory agencies, Entergy will transfer Fitzpatrick operating license in mid-2017 to Exelon, which operates two other New York nuclear plants, Nine Mile Point and Ginna, along with 21 other reactors from Illinois to New Jersey. This transfer will ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Luke Ramseth reports that the seemingly not-so-bright future for the U.S. nuclear industry was a key focus Tuesday at the Intermountain Energy Summit. Experts noted that older nuclear plants closing prematurely, and new ones facing expensive regulations are the cause of the attitudes expressed. They lamented lingering fears among a small segment of society (mostly Liberals) about safety, and the industry lack of success in shifting the conversation toward nuclear benefits.

Speeches and discussion panels focused on nuclear energy and renewables such as wind and solar power. This year... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Chris Berry reports that nuclear power, despite its major PR challenges (relative to low natural gas prices, lack of state and federal support as a clean energy, Liberal hysteria about solar and wind demonstration projects producing high electric bills, etc.), nuclear power continues to remain a mainstay of the U.S. and global power mix. As reactor technology continues to advance and the need for clean and reliable sources of base-load (grid) power only become more evident as the global population continues to swell, nuclear power will remain firmly fixed in the global power mix.

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

Russell Ray opines that more than a dozen U.S. nuclear power plants have now either closed, are in the process of closing or are at high risk of closing. About half of the U.S. nuclear plants are no longer profitable. Why is that?

Nuclear power is the best option for meeting the U.S. clean energy goals. Consider this ... Nuclear power accounts for 67% of the U.S. zero-carbon electricity, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Yet, the business of nuclear power is collapsing because the market cannot support the U.S. available capacity. Why?

Simply put, i... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

The Clinton platform for the 2016 election, which is listed on the official website of the Democratic National Convention, totally overturns the Democratic party previous platform, does not mention energy sources that provide more than half of the U.S. electricity and calls for green energy to grow at an unrealistic rate. This is likely designed to foster support from the Bernie people.

Here are the top five problems with the current Clinton energy platform.

1: The Platform Trashes Obama All Of The Above Energy Policy.

The phrase all of the above does not appe... More →
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Index / Renewable Energy (Other Energy Resources) / Resource Evaluation

Jude Clemente reports that he has documented how California is a natural gas state. Yet, not the panacea some like to claim, the rise in wind and solar power in the state is also quite an achievement, although minor impact at present. For many years, he has relentlessly described how oil, coal, and natural gas have enhanced our lives, more people, living longer, living better, but the reality is that we must support ALL energy sources. Each one has pros and cons. Again, a rising 85% of the global population lives in undeveloped nations, where energy deprivation kills.

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Index / Professional Associations, Institutes & Societies

The Uranium Committee reports covering the past 12 years are now available online. Click on Tab ... Activity and Reports.

The reports are also available for the other Committees of the Energy Minerals Division:

Bitumen/Heavy Oil Committee

Coal Committee

Coalbed Methane Committee

Gas Hydrates Committee

Geothermal Energy Committee

Oil Shale Committee

Shale Gas and Liquids Committee

Tight Gas Sands Committee

Energy Economics and Technology Committee

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Index / Hydroelectric Power (Dams and Pumped Storage)

Dr. Conca reports that last week, the Department of Energy, under President Obama, released a plan to expand hydropower by 50% through electrifying existing dams and emplacing pumped hydro storage at existing non-powered dams to facilitate more intermittent renewables like wind and solar onto the electric grid.

According to the DOE Hydropower Vision, the U.S. could increase its hydropower electricity generation capacity from about 100 GW to 150 GW by 2050 by energizing existing dams (dams that presently have no ability to produce power), upgrading plants already producing power with... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Jocelyn Aspa reports that although Cameco has put forth a proposal for uranium mining at its Yeelirrie deposit in Australia, the Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is adamant that the project should not go forward.

According to World Nuclear News, Cameco submitted the proposal in November 2014 after purchasing the deposit from BHP Billiton in 2012. The submission to the EPA was to mine up to 7,5000 tonnes of uranium oxide concentrate per year at the Yeelirrie over a 22-year span.

The EPA released an environmental impact assessment on the proposal,... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Conversation.com has written that in June, California utility Pacific Gas and Electric announced plans for phasing out its Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, located on the central California coast. If the current timetable holds, late summer 2025 will see the first time in over six decades that the U.S. most populous state will have no licensed nuclear power providers.

This is big news. Forty years ago, Diablo Canyon stood at the middle of an intense controversy over the safety and desirability of nuclear power. Those debates stand as part of the origin story of the anti-nuclear mo... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dr. Conca reports that the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) voted to approve a provision within the Clean Energy Standard (CES) that would value the emission-free energy that Upstate New York nuclear energy plants provide, finally recognizing that these plants are essential to meeting the state goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030. Since everyone agrees that this goal would be impossible to achieve without retaining the state existing nuclear power, this provision was critical.

New York new Clean Energy Standard includes the following:

1. increase... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dr Conca reports that this week, like much of July, a heat wave is cooking America with extreme temperatures, affecting energy production as well as causing fires and water shortages, sucking electricity like crazy to power the cooling necessary to avoid discomfort and even death. According to the National Weather Service, 122 million Americans are under heat alerts. Fortunately, nuclear power has not minded, scoring record capacity factors of 96% and up with no increase in price. Other energy sources do not fare so well.

It is all about diversity. Whether in biology, in culture, in... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Fission Uranium today announced that it has entered into a binding letter of intent with CGN Mining Company Limited, a Chinese company. Pursuant to the agreement, Fission and CGN Mining have agreed to proceed towards a C$82,226,059 private placement in which CGN Mining would make a strategic investment in Fission which will result in CGN Mining owning approximately 96,736,540 common shares of the Company plus an additional number of common shares equal to 19.99% of the number of common shares issued by Fission prior to the closing of the Offering pursuant to the exercise of outstanding convert... More →
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