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    World Preps for a Nuclear Renaissance: Huge Boost in Uranium Exploration

    More evidence arises that the world is preparing for a global nuclear renaissance: although the spot price for uranium fell, global exploration for 2007 totaled $718 million according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency. To put this number in … More

    Nonproliferation and the Nuclear Renaissance

    This morning Heritage Research Fellow Jack Spencer testified before the Committee of Foreign Affairs to discuss nonproliferation in the era of a nuclear renaissance. The full written testimony can be found here. Below is a highlighted summary of the oral testimony: While the nonproliferation regime is under stress, it is … More

    The Push for a Peaceful Nuclear Deal with India

    With the Singh government surviving yesterday’s no-confidence motion in the Indian Parliament, India is one step closer to gaining access to civilian nuclear reactors and fuel that would allow it to embark on its own nuclear renaissance. The civil nuclear cooperation agreement, for which Washington and New Delhi inked a … More

    Nuclear Energy: Learning from the French

    Skyrocketing gas prices and rising energy demands have policymakers considering some of the same bad policies of the 1970s. Chief among these are windfall profits taxes, setting price controls on oil and using subsidies to pick winners and losers. The French, on the other hand, took a different approach in … More

    Time Wasting on Nuclear Power

    The Heritage Foundation on Tuesday released the above chart headlined U.S. a Nonstarter in Nuclear Power. The point of the chart was to show those who continue to question the value of nuclear power that other countries are making concrete decisions and moving forward in earnest. Unfortunately, some felt the chart … More

    From Biofuels to BioFailure

    It’s hard to find a voice outside the Midwest or Archer Daniels Midland buildings that support the use of biofuels and ethanol as a means for filling gas tanks. Environmentalists and especially world hunger groups are adamantly expressing their concern about the unintended consequences of biofuels policy. Christopher Booker and … More

    Nuclear at the Crossroad

    As we continue to chronicle the worldwide nuclear renaissance here on the Foundry and at The Heritage Foundation, it is important to note the outlier nations and the reasons for which they resist nuclear power. Europe draws nearly a third of its electricity from nuclear power and is likely to … More

    Thorium Nuclear Reactors Promising

    Despite having not built a plant in more than three decades, the technology for nuclear power has come a long way in the United States. One of the most intriguing developments is the ability to use the chemical element thorium to power reactors. Thorium power has unique advantages that address … More

    The Economics of Nuclear Energy

    A few weeks back Heritage hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss the economics of building new nuclear power plants in the United States. The briefing featured Michael Metzner, senior vice president and treasurer for Exelon Corp., and Caren Byrd, executive director of Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division. Metzner … More

    Nuclear Energy Gaining Momentum Worldwide

    While a strong divide remains among countries for support of nuclear power in the European Union, the overall public opinion is shifting in its favor. According to a recent survey by the European Commission, 44% of Europeans favor nuclear energy as opposed to only 37% in 2005. What is more: … More