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2020 highlighted nuclear's resilience, says World Nuclear Association

2020 highlighted nuclear's resilience, says World Nuclear Association

Nuclear reactors generated a total 2553 TWh of electricity in 2020, down from 2657 TWh in 2019, according to the latest World Nuclear Performance Report released by the World Nuclear Association. Despite the small decline, the Association's Director General, Sama Bilbao y León, said "the resilience and flexibility shown by the global nuclear fleet tell a very positive story."

Nuclear Policies 02 September 2021


Kazatomprom considers making purchases to rebuild inventory

Kazatomprom considers making purchases to rebuild inventory

Kazatomprom may buy additional material in the spot market during the second half of this year to keep its inventories within its targeted range and to meet sales commitments for the rest of 2021, CEO Galymzhan Pirmatov said as the company's half-year results were released yesterday. Pirmatov is to step down as CEO with effect from 2 September.

Uranium & Fuel 27 August 2021


China begins nuclear treatment for contaminated water

China begins nuclear treatment for contaminated water

Electron beam technology is being used to treat medical wastewater in China for the first time. It is safer and cleaner than traditional methods as well as more effective at removing organic molecules such as viruses and antibiotics, the International Atomic Energy Agency said.

Waste & Recycling 13 August 2021


Kazatomprom monitors COVID situation as 2021 outlook unchanged

Kazatomprom monitors COVID situation as 2021 outlook unchanged

Kazatomprom's 2021 production guidance remains unchanged but with Delta-variant COVID-19 cases rising and some areas of Kazakhstan going back into severe government-mandated restrictions, the uranium company yesterday said it continues to rigorously monitor the COVID-19 situation to ensure its current protocols remain effective.

Corporate 03 August 2021


ESA reviews COVID impacts on supply and demand

ESA reviews COVID impacts on supply and demand

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly influenced the uranium market as several companies announced in the second quarter of 2020 measures leading to an important decrease of uranium production and related services, the Euratom Supply Agency says in its newly released 2020 Annual Report. The report provides an overview of nuclear fuel supply and demand in the EU.

Uranium & Fuel 08 July 2021


Cameco increases uranium purchases to meet contracts

Cameco increases uranium purchases to meet contracts

Production at the Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan, Canada, resumed near the end of April following the second COVID-19 related shutdown, Cameco said on 7 May whilst announcing its results for the first quarter of 2021. The company said its deliveries to customers in 2020 were not impacted by the pandemic and it does not expect there to be a material impact on its 2021 deliveries. However, it now expects to purchase more uranium in order to meet its supply contracts.

Uranium & Fuel 10 May 2021


Banks present ways to turn finance green

Banks present ways to turn finance green

Finance must be mobilised at "an absolutely unprecedented level" if a net-zero economy is to be created as rapidly as required, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry said at the Leaders Summit on Climate last week. The magnitude of this challenge means that governments alone "cannot possibly" find all the necessary investment, he added.

Energy & Environment 26 April 2021


Guterres thanks USA for 'walking the talk' with new climate target

Guterres thanks USA for 'walking the talk' with new climate target

The USA has pledged to cut its CO2 emissions by 50-52% below 2005 levels by the end of this decade. US President Joe Biden announced the target at the Leaders Summit on Climate that he is hosting today and tomorrow to encourage increased ambition in combatting climate change. The event coincides with Earth Day, the annual event first held on 22 April 1970.

Energy & Environment 22 April 2021


Coal demand to boost CO2 emissions in 2021, says IEA

Coal demand to boost CO2 emissions in 2021, says IEA

Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions are on course to increase by 1.5 billion tonnes in 2021 - the biggest annual rise in emissions since 2010, according to the International Energy Agency. This increase, reversing most of last year's decline caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, is being driven by a strong rebound in demand for coal in electricity generation.

Energy & Environment 20 April 2021


Kazatomprom put health before profit during pandemic, says Pirmatov

Kazatomprom put health before profit during pandemic, says Pirmatov

The pandemic has shown the resilience of the nuclear industry to act responsibly, both as a supplier of energy and as an employer, the head of the world's biggest uranium producer said today. In his address to delegates at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum, Kazatomprom CEO Galymzhan Pirmatov said the wellbeing of the company's 20,000 employees was his first priority.

Corporate 14 April 2021