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A video presentation on U-Tube. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, Ernest Moniz, Director of MIT Lab for Energy and the Environment, and Professor Andrew Kadak, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT, discuss nuclear energy in this excerpt from e2 design: The Economies of Being Environmentally Conscious.
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Christopher P. Pannier and Radek Skoda published a paper in 2014 reporting that small modular reactors -SMRs- offer simple, standardized, and safe modular designs for new nuclear reactor construction. They also reported that such reactors are factory built, requiring smaller initial capital investment and facilitating shorter construction times. SMRs also promise competitive economy when compared with the current reactor fleet. Construction cost of a majority of the projects, which are mostly in their design stages, is not publicly available, but variable costs can be determined from fuel enri... More →
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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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Updated in late 2016, WNA reports about the main conventional types of nuclear reactor. A nuclear reactor produces and controls the release of energy from splitting the atoms of certain elements. In a nuclear power reactor, the energy released is used as heat to make steam to generate electricity. In a research reactor the main purpose is to utilize the actual neutrons produced in the core. In most naval reactors, steam drives a turbine directly for propulsion.

The energy released from continuous fission of the atoms of the fuel is harnessed as heat in either a gas or water, and is ... More →
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Let us get a few things straight. Nuclear waste is not very dangerous. In fact, the risk of handling, shipping and disposing, now and into the next million years, is so low we can not even measure it, although we have made some impressive guesses on the 12th decimal point. But below one-in-a-billion, risk becomes just a theoretical exercise.

But if you can not let geoscientists actually make any decisions on issues they have been training their entire careers to do, then leaving it right where it is, is exactly what you will get.... More →
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Dr. Conca reports that Congress is in a fight about re-authorizing the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank). Washington Tea Party leaders want to kill it. Reasonable lawmakers, including a bipartisan majority in the House and Senate, want to keep it.

If you have never heard of the Ex-Im Bank, this might not seem like much of a crisis. But the law authorizing the Export-Import Bank is set to expire on June 30th, and America will lose about $50 billion a year in export revenue and over 250,000 jobs (2013 Report).

The Export-Import Bank provides financing for... More →
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The Science 2.0 Blog Staff reports that leading conservationists from around the world have called for environmental lobbyists to stop blocking nuclear energy in defiance of the science consensus. It is clean, it is green, and it is needed to mitigate climate change and protect biodiversity.

In an open letter to environmentalists, over 60 scientists ask the environmental community to weigh up the pros and cons of different energy sources using objective evidence and pragmatic trade-offs, rather than simply relying on idealistic perceptions of what is green.

Organized by e... More →
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Nick Wells reports that in the aftermath of the Energy Fuels acquisition of Uranerz, Uranium Investing News is taking a look at the current state of the US uranium market and what the future may hold for that market.

When Energy Fuels announced its acquisition of Uranerz in early January, Stephen Antony, CEO of Energy Fuels, said the deal makes sense in that it will help the company stay competitive in the current marketplace. By adding Uranerz to our corporate umbrella, he indicated that they will be creating a multi-source uranium production platform that is better positioned to r... More →
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A consortium has been formally set up for the construction of a demonstration lead-cooled fast reactor in Romania. The Advanced Lead Fast Reactor European Demonstrator -Alfred - is being developed under an EU initiative.

A memorandum of cooperation has been signed between the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment - ENEA - and Ansaldo Nucleare, as well as Romanian Nuclear Research Institute - Institutul de Cercetari Nucleare, ICN, to implement construction of Alfred. The signing ceremony in Bucharest was attended by Romanian energy minister Constant... More →
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World Nuclear News reported that China has now resumed construction of new nuclear power plant projects, starting with the fifth unit at the Hongyanhe nuclear plant in Liaoning. All nuclear construction in China has been halted for the past 15 months.

The pouring of first concrete for the reactor basemat marks the official start of construction of the unit, the first of two that will form the second phase of the Hongyanhe plant. A total of some 4452 cubic meters of concrete will be poured to complete the foundation slab of the unit, plant constructor China Nuclear Engineering Corpor... More →
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WNN reports that at the heart of the modern energy debate is a struggle between the need for more energy globally, while simultaneously achieving lower emissions. Nuclear energy is uniquely positioned to help respond to these dueling necessities, but innovative advancements must overcome considerable barriers.

In the meantime, plant construction moves forward throughout the world.
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Tina Casey reports that the intertubes have been buzzing with news of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, the latest venture by U.S. billionaire and Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Introduced earlier this week at the COP21 Paris climate talks as a companion to the equally newsworthy Mission Innovation initiative, the new coalition harnesses the dollar power of the billionaires to accelerate the clean-energy revolution. If your definition of clean energy includes nuclear energy, then you have a lot to cheer about because that seems to be a main focus of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition interest.<... More →
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Key Conclusions of the 2010 report - Still true in 2015?

1. A study by the North Carolina Waste Awareness Network (NC WARN), an anti-nuclear power advocacy group, argues that solar power today is less expensive than nuclear power.

2. Media have embraced this study despite its absurd conclusion and its arbitrary use of subsidies in calculating the costs of competing energy sources.

3. NC WARN calculates solar power costs at 35 cents per kWh then drastically lowers it by applying two subsidies (federal and state tax credits).

4. Subsidies may reduce th... More →
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Leia Toovey opines that It is unanimous that we can expect nuclear power use to increase in the future, but a close examination of different country plans for nuclear power use shows a very split perspective, as of today at least.

While dozens of nuclear power plants are currently under construction, they are located primarily in developing countries with China and India leading the way.

China and India are fully embracing a nuclear future, but Europe is moving away from nuclear power as part of its energy mix. In Europe, the decommissioning of nuclear power plants is pic... More →
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Scott Waldman reports that the Cuomo administration plan to save nuclear power plants will force utilities to pay for emissions credits that cover their losses in the face of cheap natural gas. The administration began proceeding with the Clean Energy Standard, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered to be completed by July to reach the state clean energy goals of powering half of the electrical grid with wind, solar and other sources by 2030. However, at least two of the state nuclear reactors are in danger of closing within the next few years and would significantly increase air pollution because th... More →
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The AUA asked Professor Manfred Lenzen of the University of Sydney's Centre for Integrated Sustainability Analysis to provide a detailed update on the state of nuclear electricity generation technology and that of other renewable and non-renewable generation technologies.
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At the 2015 AME BC Mineral Exploration Roundup, Raymond James analyst David Sadowski spoke to investors about supply and demand fundamentals in the uranium space, as well as the commodity outlook moving forward.

Sadowski explained that in the past the uranium market has overall been inventory driven so much so that production exceeded demand due to the build up of material. Today, however, Sadowski believes that the market has shifted and is balancing out, becoming more of a production-driven market. What that means is that by the end of the decade, a significant deficit in uranium ... More →
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Kristen Moran reports that the uranium price has slowly but surely started to rebound, with global catalysts such as reactor restarts in Japan, deals with India and new construction in China being some of the main forces investors expect will bring it back up. However, with attention focused on those key drivers, one country making major moves has not been getting as much attention as it probably should. That country is Russia.

David Talbot of Dundee Capital Markets believes that the Russia influence will likely become more and more important as it continues to build aggressively wo... More →
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A recent NEI study confirms FirstEnergy Facility boosts tax base and brings 1000s of Jobs to Ohio. The operation of the FirstEnergy Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station generates an average annual economic output of 805 million dollars in Ottawa County, Ohio, and $1.1 billion statewide, according to a new economic analysis, and generates 890 megawatts of carbon-free electricity. Davis-Besse employs about 700 well-paid positions and stimulates nearly 4,600 additional jobs in Ottawa County and Ohio.

The Nuclear Energy Institute study, titled Economic Impacts of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Po... More →
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Richard Mills opines that nuclear energy currently provides around 11% of the world electricity. China, the European Union, the U.S., India, Russia, South Korea, and other nations have major existing fleets. The World has hundreds of nuclear power plants under construction and proposed. And, existing reactors which have reached their original estimated operating lives are being relicensed. These factors, together with recent limited investment in new uranium exploration and development, might be good indicators of future improvements in uranium markets for potential investors looking at the in... More →
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Some engineers and investors are making big bets to develop a new generation of nuclear reactors. Miles OBrien has the story. It was a co-production with our friends at PBS NOVA tied to the January 11 documentary The Nuclear Option.

His story is part of our weekly series the Leading Edge.

MILES OBRIEN: This is where nuclear power began. Welcome to the Idaho National Laboratory. It covers a vast swathe of high desert nearly the size of Rhode Island. It is dotted with experimental nuclear reactors that wrote the textbooks on how to generate power by splitting atoms. And now... More →
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Mihir Mehta opines about Denison Mines in light of the 43 nuclear reactors that are expected to go online in order to meet increasing electricity demand, and that global uranium requirement will likely increase about 25% from 2020 to 2030, which is a clear opening for opening an opportunity for Denison Mines.

The increase in uranium demand is already having a positive impact on Denison since its financial performance has started picking up pace in recent quarters. To meet increasing uranium demand, Denison is increasing the capacity of its McClean Lake processing mill from 13 millio... More →
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Joel Rose, who wrote a 2008 article that is still applicable today, reported that for nearly 30 years, Three Mile Island has been synonymous with the 1979 accident that caused the partial meltdown of one of its reactors. As a result of the accident, 140,000 people voluntarily evacuated the area around the plant in central Pennsylvania, amid fears that its reactor had released radioactivity into the environment. No one died, no one was irradiated. A media-induced panic about perceived radioactivity. This brought a halt to nuclear power in the U.S.

Today, there is plenty of white wate... More →
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Scott Firsing reports that many African countries are in the grip of a nuclear fad. They believe nuclear energy will bring with it an international currency of prestige. Countries with nuclear energy programs are seen as rich and technologically advanced and as a result possess advanced status compared to other developing countries.

Nuclear is not new to Africa. It has been active since the 1950s when the Democratic Republic of Congo built Africas first nuclear reactor. But now, more African countries are planning to develop atomic power for energy security.

There are 12 ... More →
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Donn reports that there was a time, not too long ago, that the U.S. nuclear industry was probably the most important, and viable, in the world. Today, the remaining nuclear adversaries still beat the warning drums, but why?

In the mid 1960s, GE bet the company by making huge investments in three strategic businesses - mainframe computers, jet engines, and nuclear power. GE believed that nuclear power would be a large growth business. In 1979, the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island was followed, in 1986, by the Chernobyl disaster. These two accidents, though Chernobyl could hardly... More →
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