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Nuclear Power


EDF board member resigns ahead of Hinkley Point vote


PARIS An EDF board member has quit ahead of a vote expected to give the French utility the go-ahead to build the Hinkley Point nuclear plant in Britain, saying the project is financially risky and will lead France further away from renewable energy.

Former Japan nuclear regulator lashes out over earthquake standards 15 Jul 2016

TOKYO A former senior official of Japan's atomic watchdog has lashed out publicly at the agency's response to his concerns over the assessment of earthquake risks to nuclear plants, adding to a controversy over safety five years after the Fukushima disaster.


China media again touts plans to float nuclear reactors in disputed South China Sea 15 Jul 2016

BEIJING China aims to launch a series of offshore nuclear power platforms to promote development in the South China Sea, state media said again on Friday, days after an international court ruled Beijing had no historic claims to most of the waters.


Rosatom's global nuclear ambition cramped by Kremlin politics 26 Jun 2016

PARIS/MOSCOW The $100 billion (73 billion pounds) overseas order book of Russia's nuclear power plant builder Rosatom -- bigger than all its Western competitors combined -- makes it look like the giant in its field.


EDF says committed to Hinkley Point following Brexit vote 24 Jun 2016

PARIS French utility EDF on Friday confirmed its commitment to build a nuclear plant at Hinkley Point following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.


Japan doubles down on coal power as trading houses curb investment 17 Jun 2016

TOKYO As most developed economies turn their back on coal, Japan is burning record amounts for electricity generation and plans to use even more of the dirtiest fossil fuel to fill the gap after the Fukushima disaster paralysed its nuclear sector.


Court orders Bulgaria to pay Russia over cancelled nuclear project: minister 16 Jun 2016

SOFIA An arbitration court has ruled that Bulgarian state energy firm NEK should pay nearly 550 million euros (437.70 million pound) in compensation to Russia's Atomstroyexport for a cancelled nuclear power project, Bulgaria's energy minister said on Thursday.


Germany agrees to plug nuclear liability loophole 01 Jun 2016

BERLIN The German government passed a regulation on Wednesday that aims to ensure utility companies remain liable for the costs of shutting down nuclear power plants even if they split up.


Japan to cut emphasis on nuclear in next energy plan - sources 27 May 2016

TOKYO Japan will cut reliance on nuclear power when it releases an updated energy plan as early as next year, reflecting public opposition and a recognition that current policy is unrealistic, three sources familiar with official thinking told Reuters.

France strike hits nuclear plants sending output lower 26 May 2016

PARIS Nuclear power plants across France were hit with unplanned outages on Thursday after unionised workers at utility EDF joined a rolling nationwide strike against planned government reforms.