Advancing energy policies to achieve climate change goals includes a range of instruments to mitigate the economic risks associated with nuclear power projects, Marilyn Kray, president of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), said yesterday at the IAEA’s International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power in Vienna. In her role at ANS, Kray represents the roughly 10,000 people working in the US nuclear sector. She is also vice president of strategy and development for Exelon Generation, the biggest operator of nuclear power plants in the USA.
World Nuclear News 9th Oct 2019 read more »
A plea from uranium mining companies and nuclear power plant operators for tax breaks and other federal financial boosts is going before President Donald Trump, as his administration studies reviving the U.S. uranium industry in the name of national security. Trump is scheduled to receive recommendations Thursday from a task force of national security, military and other federal officials about ways to revive U.S. uranium mining, which has lagged against global competition amid low uranium ore prices. Uranium is a vital component for the country’s nuclear arsenal, submarines and nuclear power plants. U.S. uranium users get about 10% of their supply from domestic sources, the federal Energy Information Administration has said. Most of the rest comes from Canada and Australia, followed by Russia and former Soviet republics. Nuclear power plants, which have been suffering in the U.S. marketplace against cheaper natural gas and renewables, also are seeking assistance. Plant operators and utilities had opposed the production quota sought by mining interests.
Daily Mail 9th Oct 2019 read more »
Eight nuclear power plants have been retired since 2013 in the face of continued energy market pressure, with five more scheduled for shutdown over the next six years, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Monday.
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