Industry Insight

Regulatory, cost innovations seen as key for next gen nuclear

Jun 22, 2022

Innovations in controlling costs and schedules, and streamlined, globally harmonized regulation are key to developing and deploying next generation nuclear reactors, say industry heads...

Laser-mounted robots: the future of nuclear cleanup

May 24, 2022

Lasers strapped to autonomous aerial drones and free-moving robots may seem like science fiction but could soon be a reality for nuclear facility cleaning and decommissioning.

Modeling advances drive improvements in fuel performance, safety

May 24, 2022

The development of novel modelling and simulation tools on the back of decades of performance data and ever-more-powerful computing capabilities is helping push fuel efficiency and...

Britain’s nuclear plan met with cautious applause

Apr 20, 2022

The British government’s ambitious plans for nuclear power, including tripling nuclear capacity by 2050 and streamlining regulatory practices, has been met with cautious applause from...

Bruce Power to study ‘pink’ hydrogen from curtailed nuclear power

Apr 20, 2022

Canada’s Bruce Power is planning to produce carbon-free hydrogen via nuclear power, so-called ‘pink’ hydrogen, in one of the first projects of its kind.

Canada's nuclear industry ‘blindsided’ after exclusion from green bond framework

Mar 22, 2022

Many in Canada’s nuclear industry have been left questioning the federal government’s commitment to the technology after nuclear power was excluded from the first ever Canadian-dollar-...

US urges haste on domestic HALEU plan as Russia faces isolation

Mar 22, 2022

The United States must urgently launch a comprehensive plan to produce industrial quantities of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) as closing supply chains from Russia leave the U...

Nuclear inclusion in EU taxonomy welcome but flawed

Feb 22, 2022

The inclusion of nuclear power in European taxonomy is welcome but too full of clauses to be useful for long-term nuclear investors and is more a result of political posturing than...

Breakthrough proves fusion is a shot at the stars worth taking

Feb 22, 2022

The recent breakthrough in fusion technology may not herald an imminent near-term solution to the world’s energy problems but highly motivated private startups and ambitious, public...

Oklo’s rejected license application a bump in the road, say founders

Jan 19, 2022

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) decision to deny microreactor developer Oklo a license for its 1.5 MW Aurora ‘powerhouse’, citing a lack of information, is disappointing...