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Research paper calls for infrastructure rethink to meet net-zero

Research paper calls for infrastructure rethink to meet net-zero

Governments must invest and break down roadblocks to the deployment of emerging and existing technologies if the world is to move to net-zero by mid-century - including legislative change to allow countries that currently prohibit the use of nuclear energy to consider using it as part of their energy mix, according to a new report by Princeton University and Worley.

Energy & Environment 06 September 2022


Australian opposition launches nuclear policy review

Australian opposition launches nuclear policy review

The leader of Australia's opposition has launched a formal process to examine the potential for advanced and next-generation nuclear technologies to contribute to national energy security and reduce power prices. Peter Dutton said it is "high time" for an "honest and informed debate on the benefits and costs of nuclear energy".

Nuclear Policies 05 August 2022


Preparations for uranium mine start ups

Preparations for uranium mine start ups

Global Atomic has contracted distributed energy service provider Enernet Global Inc to supply a hybrid power plant for its Dasa uranium project currently under development in Niger. Meanwhile, Boss Energy is ramping up key construction and development work at its Honeymoon uranium project in South Australia.

Uranium & Fuel 25 July 2022


IAEA working with Australia on safeguards for nuclear subs: Grossi

IAEA working with Australia on safeguards for nuclear subs: Grossi

The International Atomic Energy Agency is already working with Australia on the "complex" issue of ensuring nuclear safeguards in relation to its proposed acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines under the trilateral AUKUS partnership, the organisation's Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said today.

Regulation & Safety 04 July 2022


New Australian PM makes climate pledge

New Australian PM makes climate pledge

Australia has formally pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 43% below 2005 levels by 2030. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the government will support a transition to renewable energy, but members of the shadow cabinet are signalling a willingness to include nuclear in the energy debate and a recent poll has found widespread public support.

Energy & Environment 17 June 2022


Boss Energy to restart production at Honeymoon

Boss Energy to restart production at Honeymoon

The board of Boss Energy Limited has approved the final investment decision for the development of the Honeymoon in-situ leach uranium project in South Australia. The Perth-based company said it will now accelerate engineering, procurement and construction, with production set for the final quarter of 2023.

Uranium & Fuel 01 June 2022


Australian uranium companies announce merger plans

Australian uranium companies announce merger plans

Australian uranium companies Deep Yellow and Vimy Resources have agreed to a merger by a Scheme of Arrangement, under which Deep Yellow will acquire 100% of Vimy's shares. The merger will bring together the two companies' complementary asset bases including the Mulga Rock uranium project in Western Australia and the Tumas project in Namibia.

Uranium & Fuel 31 March 2022


UK repatriates Australian nuclear waste

UK repatriates Australian nuclear waste

A consignment of intermediate-level radioactive waste has been safely returned to Australia from the Sellafield plant in the UK.

Waste & Recycling 15 March 2022


Nuclear techniques confirm crocodile was dinosaur eater

Nuclear techniques confirm crocodile was dinosaur eater

Studies at Australian nuclear science and technology organisation ANSTO have confirmed that a crocodile that lived some 93 million years ago in what is now Central Queensland ate dinosaurs. Neutron and synchrotron instruments were used to reveal and reconstruct the crocodile's fossilised stomach contents.

Regulation & Safety 15 February 2022


ERA reforecasts Ranger rehabilitation costs and schedule

ERA reforecasts Ranger rehabilitation costs and schedule

The total cost to rehabilitate the Ranger project area is likely to be between AUD1.6 billion and AUD2.2 billion (USD1.1 billion-1.6 billion), according to preliminary findings from a reforecasting exercise by Energy Resources of Australia. The work is now expected to be completed between late 2027 and late 2028.

Uranium & Fuel 02 February 2022