The Ux Consulting Company (UxC) is pleased to announce the first publication of its new Policy Watch quarterly report.
The current nuclear market situation highlights how policy issues can have a tremendous impact on nuclear power and all sectors of the nuclear fuel cycle. The threat of western sanctions on Russia, Japan’s policy regarding reactor restarts, Kazakh litigation proceedings against the Betpak Dala and Kyzylkum joint ventures, protracted negotiations between AREVA and the government of Niger, as well as the U.S. DOE’s plans to take over the American Centrifuge Plant are just some of the key developments that have impacted the nuclear industry over the past quarter.
UxC has always paid attention to the important role of government policies in all areas of the nuclear industry, which led to the creation of our Policy Watch briefing service over ten years ago. Since the policy dimension is becoming even more important, we have decided to expand Policy Watch into a quarterly report, focusing on key areas of policy as it impacts the nuclear power and nuclear fuel markets, while retaining timely periodical updates on key issues.
What Is Included in This Report?
The report organizes different nuclear policy issues into key topics, each of which is covered in a separate chapter.
- Nuclear Power Policy takes a close look at the key policy developments – both those that support and hinder nuclear power growth – that impact the global nuclear power industry.
- Front End Nuclear Fuel Cycle focuses on government policies related to the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle – uranium, conversion, and enrichment.
- Secondary Supplies addresses non-produced supplies, including government inventories in various forms, commercial inventories, mixed oxide fuel (MOX), and reprocessed uranium (RepU).
- Nuclear Trade Issues focuses on trade issues affecting both the nuclear power and fuel markets.
- Spent Fuel Management includes developments and changes or modifications in national policy decisions related to spent fuel management, significant milestones towards implementing established policy, and major decisions that affect spent fuel management.
- Nonproliferation explains and analyzes nonproliferation developments as they pertain to the commercial nuclear fuel cycle to provide readers with an understanding of current nonproliferation developments could affect commercial nuclear markets.
In addition to four quarterly reports, subscribers will receive timely periodic updates on key developing issues. Moreover, subscribers will receive on-line access to background information and updates related to key policy issues that affect the nuclear fuel industry.
Why Purchase This Report?
This report’s primary objective is to provide comprehensive information on and analyses of key nuclear policy developments over the past quarter. The goal is to examine how these various policy decisions influence the supply and demand side of the nuclear markets so as to provide specialized insight to current participants in the nuclear markets, including suppliers, utilities, government agencies, investors, and financial institutions.
UxC’s Policy Watch special report is available for immediate purchase. As an introductory offer, a full-year subscription for the service is priced at $4,000. A single edition of the first quarterly report is available for $2,000, with the option to convert to a full year subscription for an additional $2,500. For more details, please see our table of contents for the full report in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
International Nuclear Fuel Policy Briefings
From the early days of the nuclear fuel industry to today, government policy decisions have shaped the way we do business. The governmental and public policy role in the industry remains an important factor in all components of the nuclear fuel market.
(but not limited to)
- Government Stockpiles
- Enrichment Trade Cases
- US-Russian Nuclear Trade
- Multilateral Fuel Supply Assurances
- Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation
- International and Nonproliferation Policy
- General Energy Policy, including energy legislation
Decisions made today in such key areas as economic and trade policy, nonproliferation, national security, and regulatory policy will shape the market for decades to come. And national and multinational concerns regarding energy security and security of supply will support infrastructure development and influence nuclear material flows and utilization for today and the future.
UxC’s Policy Watch, an enhancement of our very successful Washington Watch briefing service, will serve as a detailed, accurate and timely source of information on key policy issues that affect the global nuclear fuel market. This on-line information source puts detailed information and analysis into accessible information and consulting package that is right at your fingertips.
The UxC Policy Watch briefing service is one of the new services being developed by The Ux Consulting Company (UxC). UxC has already established itself as the industry’s leading source of consulting and information services in the nuclear fuel cycle.
Detailed Coverage, Easily Accessible
UxC’s Policy Watch includes on-line access to background information and timely, accurate updates related to key policy issues that affect the nuclear fuel industry. As issues evolve, subscribers will receive short, timely and accurate e-mail updates that contain the latest news and analysis. These e-mail updates will also be retained in our on-line service for future reference.
UxC’s Policy Watch also includes:
- A “table of contents” style listing for one-click access to e-mail updates.
- Access to a comprehensive list of key documents (including some that are not available on the web) as well as web links for each topic. Key document links are added on a regular basis.
As a new, additional value to subscribers, UxC will provide by e-mail periodic updates and summaries of key government and policy-related meetings and hearings. We will also include summaries of policy-related discussions at non-governmental organizations, such as think tanks, as available.
Seminar and Consultations
Policy Watch also includes access to all of UxC’s policy experts who can help guide you through the maze of information.
Discussions can provide an excellent opportunity to discuss key policy issues and their implications in-depth.
Customer-specific projects can also be arranged under mutually-agreed upon terms.
Recent UxC Policy Watch updates have included:
- DOE Uranium Inventory Disposition Plans Shifted with July Barter Announcements: Impact on Nuclear Industry Not Clear (Also available as a standalone report.)
- Kazakhstan’s New Old Strategy
- Nuclear Trade in the Russia-EU Energy Dialogue
- Russia-Japan Nuclear Energy Cooperation
- Russian Suspension Agreement and Domenici Legislation Limitations
- DOE Loan Guarantee Program Status Updates