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Uranium Prices Set To Rise In 2017

May 02, 2017 at 09:50 | Dave Forest

Uranium prices have rebounded a little in recent months. With spot rates rising to a current $22.75/lb — after falling as low as $18 in late 2016. But a new…

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South Africa’s Huge Bet On Nuclear Energy

May 01, 2017 at 12:48 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

South Africa, the continent’s second largest economy, with the most organized business and financial sector in the region, has had its share of electricity related issues culminating in a spate…

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Toshiba Can’t Shake Its Westinghouse Woes

Apr 11, 2017 at 15:16 | Irina Slav

In a widely-expected move, Toshiba’s troubled nuclear construction business Westinghouse filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at the end of last month. Now the company is up for sale,…

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Energy Employment Surges With U.S. Shale Production

Apr 07, 2017 at 17:36 | Gregory Brew

A major bright spot in the March 2017 American jobs report was the apparent recovery of the mining sector, the employment area associated with oil and gas. The report indicated…

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Virginia Plans To Turn Abandoned Coal Mines Into Hydropower Storage

Mar 21, 2017 at 15:41 | Michael McDonald

The coal industry may be dying, but the skeletons left behind in the form of abandoned mines can provide new life. The water left behind by the once industrious business…

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Is It Game Over For Nuclear Power In New York?

Jan 20, 2017 at 17:31 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

(IPEC) announced that the three unit nuclear power station on the Hudson River will close fully by 2021. The power station has been a source of controversy through most of…

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U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Continue To Close

Jan 12, 2017 at 15:48 | Nick Cunningham

New York City’s major source of electricity for more than four decades could be taken offline in the next few years, a major victory for the state’s governor, who has…

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Toshiba Loses Billions On U.S. Nuclear Write-Offs

Jan 11, 2017 at 12:43 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

As a sort of financial casino, Wall Street permits its customers to indulge in all sorts of financial risk. Short selling, for example, betting on a stock's decline as opposed…

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Trump Could Fuel A Nuclear Energy Boom In 2017

Dec 06, 2016 at 17:10 | James Stafford

With Trump at the helm, sentiment gives way to practicality in the energy industry. For the vast untapped potential of the nuclear energy industry and the uranium that feeds it,…

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Is The Trump Presidency A Boon For Nuclear Power?

Nov 17, 2016 at 14:46 | Irina Slav

By now, the shock from Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election should be starting to subside, but this is hardly the case with worries over America’s course to…

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