Nuclear power

A major breakthrough in the search for nuclear fusion
JET nuclear fusion reactor
Energy

A major breakthrough in the search for nuclear fusion

For 60 years, the hope of producing vast amounts of clean energy from nuclear fusion has remained tantalisingly beyond our grasp. Now scientists claim…
19 Feb 2022
How to invest in uranium as nuclear power returns
Haystacks and power station cooling towers
Commodities

How to invest in uranium as nuclear power returns

Nuclear power is back on the agenda after a decade in the doldrums. Fuel prices will be volatile, but the long-term path should be up
1 Feb 2022
Just how green is nuclear power?
Engineer with fuel rod handling machine in nuclear power station
Energy

Just how green is nuclear power?

Nuclear power is certainly very clean in terms of carbon emissions, but what about the radioactive waste produced as a byproduct? It’s not as much of …
22 Jan 2022
Why the uranium price is set to keep rising
Worker raking uranium oxide
Energy

Why the uranium price is set to keep rising

Turmoil in Kazakhstan – the world's leading producer of uranium, has sent the uranium price up by more than 8% in a week. And that's not the end of it…
14 Jan 2022
How to invest in small nuclear reactors – the future of green energy
Wind turbine and electricity pylons
Energy

How to invest in small nuclear reactors – the future of green energy

The UK’s electricity supply needs to be more robust for days when the wind doesn’t blow. We need nuclear power, says Dominic Frisby. And the future of…
6 Oct 2021
Uranium prices are spiking – and conditions look ripe for a longer-term bull market
Energy

Uranium prices are spiking – and conditions look ripe for a longer-term bull market

The price of uranium has hit $40 a pound for the first time in six years. And it's unlikely to be just a short-term spike. John Stepek looks at what's…
10 Sep 2021
Nuclear power might never be popular – but now looks a good time to invest
Commodities

Nuclear power might never be popular – but now looks a good time to invest

Nuclear power gets a very bad press, but it is the ultimate renewable energy source. Interest in it is perking up again, says John Stepek. Which means…
9 Apr 2021
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Does nuclear power have a future?
Energy

Does nuclear power have a future?

Fears about safety have long hobbled the industry, particularly in the wake of Fukushima ten years ago. But the fears are overplayed and net-zero carb…
3 Apr 2021
How to profit as uranium prices head for a melt-up
Industrial metals

How to profit as uranium prices head for a melt-up

The supply squeeze in the uranium market implies ample scope for price rises. Here's how to invest in uranium.
29 Mar 2021
Dangerous, dear and dying: why the consensus on nuclear power is wrong
Energy

Dangerous, dear and dying: why the consensus on nuclear power is wrong

Nuclear power is viewed as too dangerous and too costly to form part of our energy future. That’s plain wrong – and it could spell huge opportunity, s…
27 Dec 2019
Nuclear fusion – what it is, how it works and when it could be powering our lives
Economy

Nuclear fusion – what it is, how it works and when it could be powering our lives

Securing unlimited clean, safe and carbon-free energy for the rest of time would be revolutionary for the world economy. Is this now within sight?
12 Oct 2019