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Falling uranium and enrichment prices have, for a while now, been a...
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Transforming nuclear economics – why and how?
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?
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
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.
Nuclear and its role in climate change
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?
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?
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...
Environmental impact of nuclear – is it really trivial?
Steve Kidd looks at the environmental impact of nuclear power and how it compares with other sectors.
The level playing field – what about the auto industry?
Nuclear power often faces unfair treatment compared to other sectors. The health consequences of tobacco, alcohol and cars are more serious to the public than the risk from radiation,...
Promoting competence in nuclear security
The World Institute of Nuclear Security is calling on countries to drive forward national requirements for the certification of managers with responsibilities for nuclear security....