Nuclear & Uranium

Current Issues & Trends


Past Issues & Trends

Updated EIA survey provides data on spent nuclear fuel in the United States December 8, 2015

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Despite recent closures, U.S. nuclear capacity is scheduled to increase by 2020 November 2, 2015

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U.S. reactor operators increase uranium purchases from Kazakhstan October 5, 2015

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

electric generationelectricitygenerationoutages

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

exports/importsgenerating capacitynatural gasoutages

Japan restarts first nuclear reactor under new safety rules August 12, 2015

Japaninternational

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

coalelectricityinternationalnatural gasrenewables

China will soon surpass South Korea, Russia, and Japan in nuclear generating capacity July 20, 2015

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

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

United Statescoalconsumption/demandelectricityexports/importshydroelectricliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumrenewableswood

Power generation from coal and natural gas expected to temporarily converge this spring May 14, 2015

STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)coalelectricityhydroelectricnatural gasrenewables

Natural gas, renewables projected to provide larger shares of electricity generation May 4, 2015

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Total energy subsidies decline since 2010, with changes in support across fuel types March 13, 2015

biofuelscoalelectricityliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumsolarwind

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

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Japan plans to restart some nuclear plants in 2015 after Fukushima shutdown February 11, 2015

Japaninternational

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

CanadaVermontelectricityexports/importsgenerationretirementsstates

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

Vermontelectricitygenerating capacitygenerationretirements

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

coalelectricityrenewablessolarwind

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

NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission)electricity

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

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

Europeemissionsenvironmentgeothermalrenewables

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

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

AEO (Annual Energy Outlook)AEO2014CO2 (carbon dioxide)coalgenerationnatural gassolar

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

CO2 (carbon dioxide)coalelectricityemissionsgenerationnatural gas

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

AEO (Annual Energy Outlook)AEO2014United Statescoalexports/importsliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumproduction/supplystates

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

Floridaelectricity generating fuel mixgenerationliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumstates

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

Mid-Atlanticcoalelectricityelectricity generating fuel mixgenerationnatural gasprices

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

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

Californiaelectricitygenerating capacitygenerationrenewables

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

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

New Englandelectricitygenerating capacitygenerationretirementsstates

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

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

IEO (International Energy Outlook)emissionsforecasts/projectionsinternationalrenewables

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

United Statescoalconsumption/demandelectricityexports/importshydroelectricliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumwood