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In order to secure the economic and security benefits of a true 'all-of-the-above' energy agenda, the United States must be at the forefront of nuclear innovation, writes Dan Brouillette. The following is the US secretary of energy's 21 August blog for the Department of Energy (DOE).

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-You-cant-have-true-energy-independence

New policies ‘will increase American competitiveness’ in nuclear industry The Vogtle-3 and -4 nuclear plants are the only reactors under construction in the US. Photo courtesy Georgia Power. The US intends to rewrite foreign policy relationships and increase competitiveness in new markets as it attempts to regain its position as a leader in nuclear technology and regain ground it has lost to China and Russia, energy secretary Dan Brouillette said in an article in Defense One.

Mr Brouilette said many countries of geopolitical importance are pursuing nuclear energy for their domestic electricity needs. Those countries are largely turning to Chinese and Russian state-owned enterprises for the technological support needed to build reactors, while the US sits on the sidelines.

“In effect, China and Russia are gaining geopolitical leverage by exporting nuclear expertise and building 100-year bilateral relationships.

“Our strategy calls for increasing American competitiveness in new markets by making it easier to export civil nuclear technologies, equipment, and fuel.”

Date: Wednesday, 03 June 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/we-must-regain-ground-lost-to-china-and-russia-says-energy-secretary-6-2-2020

The US nuclear industry had its "best year ever" in 2019, as it "led the world" in generating more than 809 terawatt hours of electricity, Rita Baranwal, assistant secretary for nuclear energy at the Department of Energy (DOE), said yesterday. Despite this achievement, the country's ability to produce domestic nuclear fuel is "on the verge of a collapse", she added.

Date: Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/USA-plans-revival-of-uranium-sector

The US Nuclear Fuel Working Group's (NFWG) has published a report, Restoring America's Competitive Nuclear Energy Advantage: A strategy to assure US National Security, aimed at reviving the USA's nuclear fuel cycle.

Date: Wednesday, 29 April 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-recommends-bold-steps-to-assert-global-market-domination-7895000

Directly purchasing uranium by establishing a uranium reserve, ending the Department of Energy's bartering of uranium and re-evaluating DOE's excess uranium inventory management policy are among the US Nuclear Fuel Working Group's (NFWG) recommendations to the US Administration in a strategy it published yesterday on reviving the USA's nuclear fuel cycle.

Date: Saturday, 25 April 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Working-group-lays-out-strategy-for-reviving-US-in

Energoatom and Cameco have signed a memorandum of cooperation and understanding as part of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator's strategy to diversify its nuclear fuel supply. The document was signed yesterday at the uranium producer's headquarters in Saskatoon, Canada.

Date: Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Ukraine-further-diversifies-fuel-supply-with-Canad

Energoatom and Cameco have signed a memorandum of cooperation and understanding as part of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator's strategy to diversify its nuclear fuel supply. The document was signed yesterday at the uranium producer's headquarters in Saskatoon, Canada.

Date: Friday, 23 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Ukraine-further-diversifies-fuel-supply-with-Canad

Nuclear energy has faced serious challenges in recent years because of several factors: competition from low gas prices, subsidised renewables and slow growth in electricity demand in certain markets. But because of several powerful forces we are seeing signs that this year nuclear energy will come roaring back, writes Jarret Adams.

Date: Wednesday, 07 March 2018
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Five-reasons-nuclear-energy-will-rebound-in-2018