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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


Cameco buoyed by global interest in nuclear

Cameco buoyed by global interest in nuclear

Canadian uranium producer Cameco is "bullish about the future" thanks to growing interest from around the world in nuclear energy as a reliable, sustainable and low-carbon source of electricity, President and CEO Tim Gitzel said today during the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum, which is being held this week by the US Nuclear Energy Institute and World Nuclear Association.

Corporate 13 April 2021


Canadian uranium mine and mill to resume operation

Canadian uranium mine and mill to resume operation

Cameco has announced plans to restart production later this month at its Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan, Canada, which was suspended in December last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, Orano Canada said it will resume production at its McClean Lake uranium mill, where ore from Cigar Lake is processed.

Uranium & Fuel 12 April 2021


Ministers gear up for COP26

Ministers gear up for COP26

The post-COVID economic recovery and the clean energy transition present a huge opportunity from which all nations can benefit, delegates at the IEA-COP26 Net Zero Summit agreed. Over 40 countries, covering more than 80% of global GDP, population and carbon emissions, took part in the event on 31 March to identify how to work together to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. They included the USA, which re-joined the 2015 climate accord earlier this year.

Energy & Environment 06 April 2021


Nuclear is a 'credible cost competitor', says IMF working paper

Nuclear is a 'credible cost competitor', says IMF working paper

A working paper published by the International Monetary Fund last week uses multiplier analysis to determine the impact that investment in clean energy would have on the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The document - Building Back Better: How Big Are Green Spending Multipliers? - states clean energy sources are: solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass and nuclear, which it then divides into renewable and non-renewable.

Energy & Environment 25 March 2021


Sizewell C Consortium signs MoU on investment potential

Sizewell C Consortium signs MoU on investment potential

The proposed Sizewell C nuclear power project could lead to an investment of GBP4.4 billion (USD6.0 billion) in the East of England, according to a Memorandum of Understanding announced today by the Sizewell C Consortium, which represents more than 200 UK-based companies and organisations.

Waste & Recycling 24 March 2021


Message: 7 EU leaders urge support for nuclear

Message: 7 EU leaders urge support for nuclear

The leaders of seven European Union Member States have written to the European Commission on the role of nuclear power in EU climate and energy policy. The full text of the 19 March letter - which was addressed to Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, executive vice-president, Mairead McGuinness, commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, and Kadri Simson, commissioner for Energy - is as follows.

Perspectives 25 March 2021


Global CO2 emissions continue upward trend despite pandemic

Global CO2 emissions continue upward trend despite pandemic

Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions fell by 5.8% in 2020, primarily due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel and economic activities, according to the International Energy Agency. However, after hitting a low in April, global emissions rebounded strongly and rose above 2019 levels in December.

Energy & Environment 02 March 2021


Rosatom's work overseas unaffected by pandemic, says DG

Rosatom's work overseas unaffected by pandemic, says DG

Rosatom's portfolio of foreign orders remains at the level of over USD250 billion and, in the 10-year perspective, "hovers around" USD140 billion, Director General Alexey Likhachov said yesterday during his meeting with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. The two men discussed the results of the state corporation's work in 2020, implementation of current projects, as well as the direction of strategic development, including green regulation and digitalisation of the economy.

Corporate 05 February 2021


Kazatomprom uranium output falls 15% on year

Kazatomprom uranium output falls 15% on year

Kaztomprom has issued preliminary 2020 production figures of 19,477 tU (on a 100% basis), which is 15% down on its 2019 output of 22,808 tU. Production volumes for the fourth quarter and for 2020 were significantly lower, related to the expected impact of the pandemic and the company’s decreased wellfield development activity, as well as lower staff levels in April-July 2020. Guidance for 2021 is 22,500-22,800 tU (100% basis).

Uranium & Fuel 02 February 2021