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Tripling nuclear while dividing it equally
13 February, 2024
Achieving a tripling of nuclear energy in order to meet climate...
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Pulling the levers on nuclear build out
Thursday, February 08, 2024 by If nuclear is to build on its current momentum multiple levers must be pulled by the state, regulators, and the industry. Key to that promise is delivering capacity on time and on...

2024: A year to savour for nuclear?
Thursday, January 25, 2024 by Last year proved to be one of the most noteworthy 12 months for nuclear since the start of the industry. Until recently it was a turnaround largely unthinkable over decades of...

COP28 backs global nuclear future
Tuesday, December 12, 2023 by Backing sustained growth in global nuclear capacity, COP28 reflects both changing sentiment and the crushing scale of the climate change challenge.

SMR and the mistakes of the past
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 by SMRs offer a great opportunity for new nuclear development, but the industry will not be served well by over promising on price and development timeframes.

One giant leap for mankind
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 by Nuclear is not only taking on some of mankind’s biggest challenges like climate change and energy security but it is also pioneering the next great frontier – space.

Time to get smart on decarbonisation
Wednesday, November 08, 2023 by Micro modular reactors are among several nuclear options that potentially offer an attractive solution to decarbonise industry. To do so means the right structures have to be in...

The true scale of nuclear ambition
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 by Extraordinarily ambitious plans to triple global nuclear capacity by 2050 are key to achieving our net zero goals. It’s certainly a big ask, but does that mean impossible?

Re-energising a nuclear supply chain that’s fit for the future
Thursday, September 07, 2023 by Decades of stagnation in the nuclear development pipeline have led to a weakened global supply chain. This must be addressed with far greater urgency if we are to meet our...

Uranium spells out nuclear future
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 by A positive outlook for the nuclear sector is reflected in strong market fundamentals. There’s nothing more fundamental than fuel supply.

Making a move on molten salt reactors
Thursday, July 20, 2023 by Interest in novel reactor designs is surging but the real tell is the development of the supply chain that will support commercial operations. For molten salt reactors, the evidence...

Micro size but big ambitions for new reactors
Thursday, June 15, 2023 by Much of the buzz around small and microreactors concerns grid-based electricity production, but the real win might come from elsewhere.

The great break-up
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 by Antinuclear politics finally got its big victory with the German shutdown in April. It is the end of an era for the country as well as for nuclear, which now has the opportunity of...

Russia’s nuclear business: Out in the cold?
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 by Measures to squeeze Russia out of the nuclear business are inevitably doomed to fail if there simply aren’t any alternatives.

Alliances or rivalries?
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 by In an industry like nuclear, which is so different to its competitors, it is an interesting thought experiment to ask ourselves what we really wish it would be like and whether it...

Building up speed for the SMR roll out
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 by We’re a long way short of a fully commercial SMR roll out, but recent moves to pull in key energy sector concerns is helping to build up momentum for SMRs.

Don’t double down on sitting down
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 by The nuclear industry likes to chart its development by its problems and by its successful responses to them. What about recent successes that were due to other people?

Nuclear: taking the heat out of carbon
Thursday, March 16, 2023 by Nuclear has clear benefits in terms of net zero electricity options. But when it comes down to the tough nut of low-carbon heating, it’s a hands down winner

Riding the wave
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 by The nuclear sector needs to strike now and make the most of the window of opportunity that has been presented to it.

Nuclear - a must have for net zero
Thursday, February 16, 2023 by Nuclear power is a key mover in meeting Net Zero ambitions but has been hamstrung by a lack of coherent long-term energy policy. That needs to change.

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