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The UK nuclear programme – does it make any sense?
09 May, 2017
Not at all, says Steve Kidd*
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The future of the nuclear sector – is innovation the answer?
Friday, April 07, 2017 The recent buzz around small reactors and Generation IV designs has increased calls for a technology shift away from traditional large light-water reactors. But is it...

Nuclear power – how to reboot and drain the swamp
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 The nuclear industry needs to embrace this period of rapid political and economic change to secure its future. Changes to the industry’s big companies and intra-governmental bodies...

Uranium enrichment – why are prices now much lower and what is the impact?
Thursday, December 08, 2016 Falling uranium and enrichment prices have, for a while now, been a talking point for the nuclear sector. Steve Kidd* looks to dispel the myths surrounding these falls and talks of...

Transforming nuclear economics – why and how?
Friday, November 11, 2016 With the environment now occupying our thoughts in almost every aspect of life, nuclear power does have the answers, at least to some of the conundrums we face. But if it is to make...

Nuclear power in the world – pessimism or optimism?
Thursday, October 13, 2016 Two major industry reports have recently been published, from opposing perspectives. Steve Kidd picks through the pieces and offers his insight.

Uranium – the market, lower prices and production costs
Thursday, September 01, 2016 The global uranium market is heavily over-supplied. How this has come about is surrounded by a series of myths, which Steve Kidd debunks while also anticipating production cuts.

Renewable power – what about the hype?
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Nuclear and its role in climate change
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 My impression of what COP 21 means, both for the global environment and for nuclear energy is at odds with last month’s opinion piece “After COP-21– where does nuclear stand?”By...

Nuclear’s environmental impact – is it trivial?
Wednesday, December 09, 2015 A strong element of the argument for nuclear power playing an increasing role in world energy is that the environmental impact of using it is very low.

India - could it achieve similar nuclear power growth to China?
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 by Steve Kidd As economic growth in China has slowed sharply and the population begun to stabilise, India is now attracting a significant amount of attention. Its likely dependence on fossil...

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