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UK to help modify Iran’s Arak heavy-water nuke reactor

The U.K. will help Iran modify its Arak nuclear reactor after the U.S. withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers earlier this year, Iranian officials announced Wednesday.

read more... 23/08/2018


US government to investigate uranium imports

At the request of two domestic uranium producers, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) has launched an investigation into whether "the present quantity and circumstances" of uranium imports threatens national security. However, the US nuclear energy industry has warned that a suggested quota on imports would have a significant financial impact on the country's reactor operators.

read more... 20/07/2018


Investment in new nuclear declines to five-year low

Global energy investment fell for the third consecutive year in 2017, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Investment in nuclear power declined by nearly 45% last year to USD17 billion. Although spending on new reactors reached the lowest level in five years, investment on upgrades of existing units increased.

read more... 19/07/2018


Daily (03.07.2018): French day-ahead electricity price jumped by 30.7% on Monday as nuclear reactors were off for maintenance

Oil crude prices surged on Monday, as increased supply from Saudi Arabia and Russia and U.S. sanctions against Iran weighed down on demand. Brent crude slumped by 2.7% to $77.3 a barrel, while WTI crude slipped by 0.3% to $73.94 a barrel.

read more... 03/07/2018


EU must support extended use of reactors, says Foratom

Foratom, the European nuclear trade body, has called on the European Commission and other EU institutions to recognise and reward the long-term operation (LTO) of nuclear power reactors in their role to help Europe meet its climate targets.

read more... 21/06/2018