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Thursday
May082014

Rick Rule: What to Ask Before Investing in Natural Resource Stocks

Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott Global Resource Investments Ltd., says that the ‘management interview’ is critical before investing in any junior resource company.

In this talk, he outlines what questions to ask before investing.

“You want to figure out how the company will generate a return for your money,” says Rick.

Exploration is similar to research and development in technology, he explains. Companies are trying to answer a question, or a series of questions. They need to discover something new of value. In the case of ‘juniors,’

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Wednesday
May072014

Rolls-Royce Holdings to Focus on Nuclear Power

London-Based Engineering Group to Dispose of Assets After Selling Energy Unit to Siemens AG

Rolls-Royce Holdings RR.LN -2.98% PLC will focus on growing its civil nuclear power activities and dispose of other assets after agreeing to sell the bulk of its energy unit toSiemens AG SIE.XE +2.06% .

The London-based company may sell residual activities in fuel cells and smaller power stations that Siemens does not want, Rolls-Royce's Chief Financial Officer Mark Morris said Wednesday.

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Wednesday
May072014

If You're Concerned About Climate Change, You Should Support Nuclear Power

By Carol BrownerMs. Browner served as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Clinton, and as Director of the Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy under President Obama. She is a member of the Leadership Council of Nuclear Matters, an organization that is funded by nuclear-energy concerns such as Exelon Corp (NYSE:EXC).

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Sunday
May042014

Advanced Nuclear Energy Research Transcends Political Climate

Many in the global community may be wrestling with whether to continue their nuclear programs, including some policymakers in the United States. But the country’s national research laboratories say that they are busy devising advanced reactors — the kind that could minimize Fukushima-like accidents.

The Fukushima nuclear disaster has compounded what remains a persistent problem, which is the high capital costs associated with building such plants and the relative risks tied to those investments.

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Tuesday
Apr292014

Cameco Management Discusses Q1 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Question-and-Answer Session

Operator

[Operator Instructions] Our first question is from Ben Isaacson from Scotiabank.

Ben Isaacson - Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets, Research Division

I have 2 questions. First one for Tim. You stated in the press release that you expect little improvement over the near to medium term, and I just wanted to dig into that a little bit. When you look at the spot price decline in recent weeks, can you talk about whether that surprises you? And in your own internal planning, how do you think about the sustainability of the current price against the cost curve?

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Tuesday
Apr292014

Three Mile Island, and Nuclear Hopes and Fears

More than three decades after the accident at Three Mile Island cast a shadow on the atomic dream, is America again ready to give nuclear energy a chance?

There is a certain irony in the shorthand that experts commonly use when discussing this country’s closest brush with nuclear cataclysm: TMI. Today, those letters are widely understood to mean “too much information.”

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Sunday
Apr272014

Taiwan to halt construction at fourth nuclear power plant

The Taiwan government will halt construction at the island's fourth nuclear power plant as local opposition to atomic energy continues to mount.

President Ma Ying-jeou's Kuomintang party says a decision has been made to seal off the plant's first reactor after the completion of safety checks.

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Tuesday
Apr222014

Niger could sign new deal with Areva within days: mines minister

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(Reuters) - The government of Niger, the world's fourth largest uranium producer, is on the verge of renewing an agreement with French state-controlled nuclear group Areva, the West African nation's mines minister said on Sunday.

Niger, one of the world's poorest nations, is pushing to boost revenues from its uranium,

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Tuesday
Apr222014

China: Nuclear plants to get the nod

 


China is quickening its approvals for nuclear energy and will launch projects in coastal areas to ensure energy security and economic growth, according to the State Energy Commission.

In a statement released on Sunday, the commission said it discussed strategic problems in the development of the energy resources industry as well as some major projects. The launch of new projects will resume at the proper time and will adopt the highest international safety standards, according to the commission, which met on Friday.

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Monday
Apr142014

Japan’s New Energy Plan Could be Positive for Uranium’s Future

Japan isn’t giving up on nuclear yet, and its Cabinet’s recent approval of a new energyplan could be the first step toward a uranium market turnaround. The plan calls the heavy metal “an important baseload power source,” reinstating its importance in the Japanese energy mix.

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