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UAE dedicated to securing further energy reserves

The United Arab Emirates energy said on Saturday it was investing heavily to secure its energy resources. “We are in a very good position to secure ourselves and keep securing our customers (needs),” Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei told an energy conference in the capital Abu Dhabi. “We are committed that …

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Emirati Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme supporting sustainability

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, highlighted the key role of the “Emirati Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme” in supporting the country’s economic development and achieving sustainable industrial growth, by providing environmentally-friendly electricity. He also praised the efforts of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation …

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Saudi Arabia expanding nuclear power ambitions

Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih said on Monday the kingdom had launched a uranium exploration program and initial indications were positive, Al-Arabiya Business reported on Twitter. Falih added that a project to construct two nuclear plants, was proceeding at an excellent pace according to plan, according to Al-Arabiya. No further …

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UAE hailed for nuclear programme by Inter Jura congress

The UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme has been recognised for its unique achievements and coordinated development during the 23rd Nuclear Inter Jura Congress. Held for the first time in the Middle East and hosted in Abu Dhabi by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, ENEC, the congress was organised by the …

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Iran builds new rotor factory for centrifuges

Iran’s nuclear chief says the country has completed the construction of an advanced factory specializing in the manufacturing of centrifuge rotors in order to enhance its uranium enrichment capacity without violating the limits set by the 2015 nuclear deal. Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of …

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Nuclear authority board approves 2018 operational plan

The board of management of the UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) has approved the 2018 operational plan, which focuses on ensuring safe, secure and peaceful nuclear and radiation programmes in the UAE. The first board meeting in 2018 presided by Abdullah Nasser Al Suwaidi, chairman of FANR’s board …

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UAE off to a good start to meet Energy Plan 2050 goals

It is exactly a year since the announcement of the UAE Energy Plan 2050, the country’s first energy strategy, and one that will serve for the next three decades. Increasing the contribution of clean energy to 50 per cent, and simultaneously, reducing the consumption of individuals and institutions by 40 …

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Trump-appointed regulators reject plan to rescue coal and nuclear plants

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday unanimously rejected a proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would have propped up nuclear and coal power plants struggling in competitive electricity markets. The independent five-member commission includes four people appointed by President Trump, three of them Republicans. Its decision is binding. At the …

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Putin is outplaying Trump in the Middle East

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to Syria on Monday as part of a whirlwind Middle Eastern tour. Putin, who also stopped in Egypt and Turkey, met leaders, posed for photo-ops, inked a huge energy deal and, all in all, played the part of an influential international statesman. While President Trump has sparked outrage across the region, …

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Saudi Arabia to begin uranium extraction as kingdom seeks self-sufficient nuclear programme

Saudi Arabia plans to extract uranium domestically as part of its nuclear power programme and sees this as a step towards “self-sufficiency” in producing atomic fuel, a senior official said on Monday. Extracting its own uranium also makes sense from an economic point of view, said Hashim bin Abdullah Yamani, head of the Saudi government agency tasked …

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Tokyo Governor Sees Boost as Abe Dissolves Japan Parliament

Japan’s opposition forces appeared set to consolidate around Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, whose new political group narrowed a gap in opinion polls with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party weeks ahead of a general election. Abe dissolved parliament on Thursday for an election expected on Oct. 22. The Democratic Party, …

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