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SMRs: A catalyst for nuclear change
11 April, 2024
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Don't look back in anger
Wednesday, April 03, 2024 by A new era of nuclear power beckons, and its from reactors that have already been operating for decades. The best future means getting the most from the past.

Re-thinking thorium
Thursday, March 14, 2024 by Thorium advocates have not always helped the nuclear cause, but despite this we should embrace the possibility of thorium contributing to a diversified and more resilient nuclear...

Flexible power: No stretch for nuclear
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 by A prevailing narrative that nuclear plants can’t operate flexibly and are unsuitable for low-carbon hydrogen production is leading to nuclear being excluded from a big part of...

Tripling nuclear while dividing it equally
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 by Achieving a tripling of nuclear energy in order to meet climate goals ultimately means nuclear autonomy for multiple developing nations that must stand alongside established...

All signals point to major growth
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 by With rising concerns about energy security, climate change, and developments in new technology, the outlook for nuclear energy is more promising than it has been in years and the price...

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...

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