The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) will achieve a ten-fold rise in uranium production in three phases by 2031-32, the government today informed the Lok Sabha.
There has been much debate over the expansion of nuclear energy in India, the arguments covering a gamut of angles from safety and environmental concerns to liability, security and affordability.
India is confident of concluding the nuclear deal with reactor-maker Westinghouse Electric very soon as it expects the company to come out of bankruptcy very soon, said Satish Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL).
Nuclear-powered rockets, a concept that was tested and last used in the 1970s, are making a return as global superpowers are making a race to Mars, and looking for ways to overtake others attempting to reach the red planet.
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he would not rule out France building new nuclear reactors to replacing state-controlled utility EDF’s ageing reactors.
Britain’s latest auction for back-up electricity cleared well below expectations but without many new gas projects securing agreements which are thought to be needed to help bridge the gap when coal and nuclear plants come offline next decade.
Over 1,900 metric tonnes (MT) of uranium ore concentrate has been shipped into India from Kazakhstan and Canada during the first nine months of the current fiscal, which is nearly 80 per cent of the record 2,419 MT that was imported in the previous fiscal.
The Turkish consortium that was to build Turkey’s first nuclear power plant in a joint venture with the Russian atomic energy agency has pulled out of the ambitious project, reports said today.
US nuclear major Westinghouse, overcoming troubles over bankruptcy and buoyed by takeover by a Canadian consortium, will hold talks this week with the Indian government.
Over 400 experts are expected to brainstorm on energy transition across the globe in view of technology and digital disruptions at 7th India Energy Congress, scheduled to begin tomorrow here.