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"We expect to see higher production rates from EFR should uranium prices improve on the back of Japanese reactor restarts and the recent expiration of the HEU agreement." (2/25/14) Energy Fuels Inc. - Sheldon Modeland, Edison Investment Research Moreá>
Companies Commented On
- AREVA SA
- Babcock & Wilcox Co.
- Cameco Corp.
- Coalspur Mines Ltd.
- Continental Resources Inc.
- Denison Mines Corp.
- Energy Fuels Inc.
- Fission Uranium Corp.
- Lakeland Resources Inc.
- Madalena Energy Inc.
- Magellan Petroleum Corp.
- MicroCoal Technologies Inc.
- Rio Tinto Plc
- Skyharbour Resources Ltd.
- SunPower Corp.
- U3O8 Corp.
- Ur-Energy Inc.
- Uravan Minerals Inc.
- Wavefront Technology Solutions Inc.
- Zimtu Capital Corp.
Thomas Drolet is the principal of Drolet & Associates Energy Services Inc. He has had a 42-year career in many phases of energyŚnuclear, coal, natural gas, geothermal and distributed generation, with expertise in commercial aspects, research and development, engineering, operations and consulting. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Royal Military College of Canada, a master's of science degree in nuclear technology/chemical engineering and a DIC from Imperial College, University of London, England. He spent 26 years with North America's largest nuclear utility, Ontario Hydro, in various nuclear engineering, research and operations functions.
Fracking, Uranium and Solar, Oh My!: Growth and Innovation in 2013 (12/26/13) A more profitable outcome often requires a new way of doing things. The Energy Report profiled some of the most innovative stories in the energy space in 2013. Our experts talked about everything from developments in hydraulic fracturing techniques to new ways of finding and processing natural resources. As we look forward to exciting new opportunities in 2014, let's revisit some stories our experts shared last year.
Why Uranium and Coal Rank High for Energy Return on Energy Invested: Thomas Drolet (12/3/13) Not all energy options are equally good, says Thomas Drolet, principal of Drolet & Associates Energy Services Inc. Using an "Energy Return on Energy Invested (EROEI)" calculation to decide which energy sources yield the most for the least energy investment, Drolet sees hydroelectricity, natural gas, uranium and coal at the top of the list. Drolet adds that the need for reliable power will keep baseload power fueled by uranium and coal at the center of the world's electricity systems for many years, but he tips The Mining Report to some technologies looking for investment that can help make coal a more environment-friendly fuel.
Next-Generation Nuclear Power: Thomas Drolet (3/22/12) Can the nuclear industry sustain itself with a once-every-ten-years accident frequency? Absolutely not, says Tom Drolet, principal of energy consulting firm Drolet & Associates Energy Services Inc. However, with new reactor technology underway, the industry has an opportunity to show the public it can safely generate reliable, affordable low-emissions energy. In this exclusive interview for The Energy Report, Drolet outlines his vision for U.S. energy policy and how next-generation nuclear energy figures into it.
"Of note is SYH, which has properties in the Patterson Lake South area and is part of the Western Athabasca Syndicate." (12/3/13) Skyharbour Resources Ltd. - The Mining Report Interview with Thomas Drolet Moreá>
"ZC has an interesting business model; it scours various countries for investments and nurtures a stable of companies." (12/3/13) Zimtu Capital Corp. - The Mining Report Interview with Thomas Drolet Moreá>
"If MMT's Umugini pipeline gets commissioned, production goes past 20,000 bbl/d and the losses are cut to under 5ľ10%, that would be a positive thing for the stock, there's no question." (2/27/14) Mart Resources Inc. - The Energy Report Interview with Justin Anderson Moreá>