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Podcast: Lessons from history about energy transitions

Podcast: Lessons from history about energy transitions

Past experience suggests the idea of energy transitions is not all it seems, argues Jean-Baptiste Fressoz. Plus the latest from JET, the USA's Russian uranium ban and China's small modular reactor project.

Perspectives 01 June 2024


Q&A: The prospects for floating nuclear power plants

Q&A: The prospects for floating nuclear power plants

Deputy CEO for Shipbuilding, Floating Power Units and Marine Engineering at Rosatom’s Machine Engineering Division, Vladimir Aptekarev, on the potential for floating power units.

Perspectives 24 May 2024


Viewpoint: Modernising the regulatory ecosystem for nuclear-powered ships

Viewpoint: Modernising the regulatory ecosystem for nuclear-powered ships

The maritime industry stands on the brink of a new era, writes Mikal Bøe. With the rise of new nuclear technologies, the sector can finally address the dual challenge of meeting global climate goals and improving energy efficiency. 

Perspectives 14 May 2024


Viewpoint: Proud of progress on new nuclear, but pace needs to increase

Viewpoint: Proud of progress on new nuclear, but pace needs to increase

Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Kathryn Huff reflects in this Q&A on the highlights of her three years leading the US Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy and the momentum behind expanding nuclear energy capacity. This article was first published by the Office of Nuclear Energy on 3 May.

Perspectives 10 May 2024


Podcast: World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2024

Podcast: World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2024

The challenges and opportunities arising from the goal of tripling nuclear energy capacity feature in a special report on discussions at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2024 event in Kazakhstan.

Perspectives 01 May 2024


Podcast: How nuclear 'waste' can save lives (and power spacecraft)

Podcast: How nuclear 'waste' can save lives (and power spacecraft)

Professor Tim Tinsley outlines how material extracted from the UK's legacy nuclear material is being used in pioneering cancer treatments and for powering future space missions - and considers whether long-term disposal plans now need to take into account the current and potential future value in the material.

Perspectives 01 April 2024


Viewpoint: Supply chain in focus for nuclear industry

Viewpoint: Supply chain in focus for nuclear industry

A workshop hosted by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, in partnership with World Nuclear Association and the International Atomic Energy Agency, aimed to align, where appropriate, the improvement and oversight activities of the industry, the regulators and standards development organisations. The association's Nathan Paterson provides an overview of the event.

Perspectives 18 April 2024


In Quotes: NexGen Energy's Leigh Curyer on uranium project's potential

In Quotes: NexGen Energy's Leigh Curyer on uranium project's potential

In an interview for the World Nuclear News podcast NexGen Energy CEO and President Leigh Curyer set out the path ahead for what he calls their world-leading project in Canada, and gave his overview of the uranium sector's prospects.

Perspectives 18 March 2024


Podcast: NexGen Energy's Leigh Curyer on uranium project's potential

Podcast: NexGen Energy's Leigh Curyer on uranium project's potential

NexGen Energy President and CEO Leigh Curyer discusses the uranium market outlook and outlines progress on the Rook 1 project in Canada, which he says will potentially supply 25-30% of the world's mined uranium supply.

Perspectives 01 March 2024


Podcast: Newcleo's Andrew Murdoch on its lead-cooled fast reactor plans

Podcast: Newcleo's Andrew Murdoch on its lead-cooled fast reactor plans

Newcleo's UK operations managing director sets out the benefits of its lead-cooled fast reactor technology, its plans for a demonstrator reactor and MOX fuel factory in France, and its future goal of rolling out up to 20 of its reactors in the UK.

Perspectives 01 February 2024