Nuclear Power


EU regulators wave through UK nuclear waste clean-up price plan

BRUSSELS - Britain won EU regulatory approval on Friday for a pricing model to set the cost of disposing of nuclear waste that environmentalists say is too generous to nuclear power plant operators and punishing for taxpayers.

Angered by air strikes, Turkey's Erdogan warns Russia on energy ties 08 Oct 2015

ANKARA - President Tayyip Erdogan, angered by Russian incursions into Turkish air space, has warned Russia there are other places Turkey could get natural gas and other countries that could build its first nuclear plant.


Chinese firms eyeing 30 percent or less in Hinkley Point - report 03 Oct 2015

LONDON - The two Chinese companies expected to help finance the Hinkley Point nuclear plant are only willing to take a 30 percent stake in the project, the Times reported on Saturday, in a blow to the site's owner EDF .


China could develop and own nuclear plant in Britain - Chancellor 21 Sep 2015

LONDON/BEIJING - China could build and own a nuclear power plant in Britain in future, UK Chancellor George Osborne said on Monday, potentially paving the way for China's first nuclear project in the West. | Video


Britain, China eye stock connect, nuclear and rail deals 21 Sep 2015

BEIJING - Britain and China agreed on Monday to a series of initiatives ranging from an expanded currency swap agreement, Chinese investment in British nuclear power, and a feasibility study for a scheme to connect the London and Shanghai stock markets.


UK to give 2 billion pound guarantee for Hinkley Point nuclear power 21 Sep 2015

LONDON - Britain will provide 2 billion pounds of initial support for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in southwest England, Finance Minister George Osborne will announce on Monday in China, which is backing the project.

World nuclear capacity set to grow by 45 pct by 2035 10 Sep 2015

LONDON - Global nuclear power generation capacity could increase by more than 45 percent in the next 20 years but the pace of growth will still fall short of what is needed to curb climate change, an industry organisation report showed on Thursday.


Japan's Kyushu Electric eyes first H1 profit in five years with nuclear restart 04 Sep 2015

TOKYO - Japan's Kyushu Electric Power said on Friday it expect to report its first interim net profit in five years, helped by the restart of nuclear power production and a decline in energy input prices that cut costs at fossil fuel-fired plants.

South Africa may increase nuclear power - newspaper 02 Sep 2015

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's future energy mix could include an even higher share for nuclear power than the 9,600 megawatts (MW) already planned, the Business Day newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing an interview with a government official.


Analysis - Japan nuclear power outlook bleak despite first reactor restart 01 Sep 2015

TOKYO - The number of Japanese nuclear reactors likely to restart in the next few years has halved, hit by legal challenges and worries about meeting tougher safety standards imposed in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, a Reuters analysis shows. | Video