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President Biden has signed into law HR 1042, the Prohibiting Russian Uranium Imports Act, just two weeks after the bill was passed unanimously by the US Senate. The legislation, which bans the import of Russian-produced low enriched uranium (LEU), will come into effect 90 days after the date of the enactment of the bill, and will remain in effect until the end of 2040. Waivers may be granted to allow the import of limited amounts of LEU, under certain circumstances, until 1 January 2028.

Date: Friday, 17 May 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-ban-on-russian-uranium-signed-into-law-11779066

The Group of Seven (G7) nations undertook to support the use of nuclear energy in countries that opt for its use, following a two-day Ministerial Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment in Italy. The G7 includes Italy, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the UK, and the USA as well as the European Union. The ministerial meeting was in preparation for the G7 summit planned for June.

Date: Friday, 03 May 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsg7-acknowledges-need-for-nuclear-despite-differences-on-energy-policy-11733162

Energy and environment ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) countries meeting in Turin have reportedly reached a deal to shut down their coal-fired power plants in the first half of the 2030s. Italian energy minister Gilberto Pichetto Fratin, who is chairing the meeting said there is a technical agreement pending a final political decision.

Date: Wednesday, 01 May 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsg7-energy-ministers-reach-understanding-on-coal-but-nuclear-remains-contentious-11724573

The Group of Seven (G7) nations have committed to support the use of nuclear energy in those countries that opt to use it, a communique released at the end of the G7 Ministerial Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment in Turin, Italy, says.

Date: Wednesday, 01 May 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-s-role-in-reaching-climate-targets-recogni

Representatives of the nuclear industry have issued a statement calling for Group of Seven (G7) governments to embrace nuclear deployment as a strategic priority, by maximising use of existing nuclear power plants and setting clear plans for further deployment that would fulfil the targets they set at COP28, to triple global nuclear capacity.

Date: Tuesday, 30 April 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-industry-calls-for-continued-G7-support

US-based X-energy Reactor Company and Canadian power company TransAlta Corporation have announced a partnership to study deployment of X-energy’s Xe-100 small modular reactors (SMRs) in Alberta. The study will be supported through funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) and will assess the feasibility of repurposing a fossil fuel electricity generation site for an Xe-100 plant.

Date: Friday, 05 April 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsx-energy-and-transalta-to-assess-use-of-xe-100-smrs-in-alberta-11658926

X-energy and Cavendish Nuclear have been granted GBP3.34 million (USD4.23 million) in funding from the UK government to develop plans for the deployment of X-energy's Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled reactor in the country.

Date: Friday, 05 April 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Funds-awarded-to-assist-Xe-100-deployment-in-the-U

World leaders gathered in Brussels at the first ever Nuclear Energy Summit co-chaired by the Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo and the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi. The Summit was the highest-level meeting to date exclusively focused on the topic of nuclear energy. It followed inclusion of nuclear energy in the Global Stocktake agreed at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai in December 2023 and the launch of the IAEA’s Atoms4NetZero initiative.

Date: Wednesday, 27 March 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnuclear-energy-summit-attracts-world-leaders-11632691

In an interview for the World Nuclear News podcast NexGen Energy CEO and President Leigh Curyer set out the path ahead for what he calls their world-leading project in Canada, and gave his overview of the uranium sector's prospects.

Date: Tuesday, 19 March 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/In-Quotes-NexGen-Energy-s-Leigh-Curyer-on-the-Rook