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Hinkley plant could cost 30 billion pounds in electricity payment top-ups - watchdog

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LONDON Britain's deal with EDF to build the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant is risky and could lead to requests for more cash and electricity payment top-ups worth 30 billion pounds, a parliamentary watchdog said on Friday.

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Hinkley Point likely to be only new UK nuclear plant - SSE CEO 19 Jun 2017

ESTORIL, Portugal The head of one of Britain's top utilities said on Monday that EDF's planned nuclear power station at Hinkley Point is likely to be the only one to go ahead in the UK.

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South Korea retires oldest nuclear reactor on its 40th birthday 16 Jun 2017

SEOUL South Korea's oldest nuclear reactor, the 40-year-old Kori No. 1, will halt operations at midnight on Sunday, becoming the country's first nuclear plant to close permanently amid plans for a shift towards natural gas and renewables.

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Tepco to work with local government on nuclear plant review 14 Jun 2017

TOKYO Tokyo Electric Power Co will work with local government to review the safety of its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant, which could mean a later restart date than planned originally, the company's incoming CEO said.

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Niigata governor's plans may upend TEPCO's nuclear restarts, restructuring 09 Jun 2017

TOKYO The governor of Japan's Niigata prefecture, home to the world's largest atomic power plant, Kashiwazaki-Kariwa, will not take steps to restart the site until a nuclear advisory committee completes its work, delaying its operation at least three years.

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Japan minister denies government considering new nuclear plants 09 Jun 2017

TOKYO Japan's trade minister on Friday denied a media report and said the government is not considering building new nuclear plants or replacing existing reactors.

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Swiss voters embrace shift to renewable energy 21 May 2017

ZURICH Swiss voters backed the government's plan to provide billions of dollars in subsidies for renewable energy, ban new nuclear plants and help bail out struggling utilities in a binding referendum on Sunday.

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Exclusive - EDF set to win EU approval for Areva nuclear reactor deal: source 19 May 2017

BRUSSELS French utility EDF is set to gain unconditional approval from the EU competition authorities for its plan to acquire a controlling stake in ailing nuclear power engineering group Areva's reactor business, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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Indian cabinet approves plans to build 10 nuclear reactors 18 May 2017

(The May 17 story was refiled to correct the spelling of the company in the last two paragraphs to Kirloskar Brothers Limited)

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South Korea coal, nuclear power targeted for cuts by presidential candidates 18 May 2017

(This version of the April 12 story corrects figure on projected coal power generation in paragraph eight to 25 percent, not 15 percent)