The price of uranium reached the highest level for almost 17 years on Friday, driven by constrained supply and accelerating demand, against a backdrop of renewed interest in nuclear power.
The benchmark contract for uranium oxide which, once enriched, is used as nuclear fuel, rose to $85.75 a pound for the first time since January 2007.
This price rise is the result of a combination of factors, notably the rebound in demand due to renewed interest in nuclear power.
The higher prices will cause headaches for countries that rely heavily on nuclear energy, such as France, which generated almost 70 percent of its electricity from nuclear power in 2021, according to the US Energy Information Administration. (AFP)
against a backdrop of：片語，在某種條件、環境的脈絡下。例句：It is a story set against a backdrop of rural life.（這是一個以鄉村生活為背景的故事。）
notably：副詞，特別地，值得注意地。例句：The housing prices in Taipei are notably higher.（台北房價明顯較高。）
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