Nuclear & Uranium

Current Issues & Trends

Past Issues & Trends

U.S. nuclear outages were less than 3% of capacity this summer September 28, 2015

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Nuclear power refueling over next few months may increase power sector gas consumption September 17, 2015

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Coal, nuclear, and renewables expected to boost Vietnam’s electricity capacity August 3, 2015

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U.S. nuclear outages are low during summer peak electricity demand season July 17, 2015


Fossil fuels have made up at least 80% of U.S. fuel mix since 1900 July 2, 2015

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Scheduled 2015 capacity additions mostly wind and natural gas; retirements mostly coal March 10, 2015

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New England generation fuel mix changes likely as Vermont Yankee nuclear plant retires February 2, 2015


Vermont Yankee nuclear facility retires after 42 years of commercial operation January 26, 2015

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Power sector employment declines, except for renewable electricity generators December 19, 2014


Almost all U.S. nuclear plants require life extension past 60 years to operate beyond 2050 December 8, 2014

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission resumes license renewals for nuclear power plants October 29, 2014


European nations are increasing electricity generation using no-carbon sources September 22, 2014


Four states supply domestic uranium concentrate in 2013 September 4, 2014


Lower U.S. electricity demand growth would reduce fossil fuels’ projected generation share April 30, 2014

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Projected CO2 emissions vary with coal and nuclear power plant retirements April 28, 2014

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Energy trade is a key part of overall U.S. trade flows February 24, 2014

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U.S. uranium concentrate production rises as Megatons to Megawatts program ends February 4, 2014

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Petroleum's share of Florida's electric generation mix dwindles as natural gas grows December 18, 2013

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Electricity in the Mid-Atlantic region is predominantly fueled by coal and nuclear sources November 18, 0213

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Megatons to Megawatts program will conclude at the end of 2013 September 24, 2013


Renewable generation provides a growing share of California’s electricity September 23, 2013

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Nuclear outages begin to increase with the start of the fall refueling season September 13, 2013


Vermont Yankee nuclear plant closure in 2014 will challenge New England energy markets September 6, 2013

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The U.S. relies on foreign uranium, enrichment services to fuel its nuclear power plants August 28, 2013


EIA projects world energy consumption will increase 56% by 2040 July 25, 2013

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Energy sources have changed throughout the history of the United States July 3, 2013

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