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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: 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


In quotes: Simon Bowen on UK's 24GW plan and SMR contest

In quotes: Simon Bowen on UK's 24GW plan and SMR contest

The key quotes from the Great British Nuclear chairman's World Nuclear News podcast interview covering future nuclear energy capacity in the UK.

Perspectives 29 January 2024


Podcast: UK SMR competition aiming for multiple reactor fleets

Podcast: UK SMR competition aiming for multiple reactor fleets

Great British Nuclear Chairman Simon Bowen sets out the ambitions and timescales of the UK's current competition to select small modular reactor technology - and also suggests there will be a wider range of nuclear energy sites in the years ahead.

Perspectives 15 January 2024