Nuclear Power

 

South Korea announces four more nuclear reactors to be built

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SEOUL - South Korea said on Friday it will start to construct two new nuclear power plants in 2017 at the earliest and another two by 2022, making a total of 11 new nuclear plants planned by 2024.

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Britain examines progress of Hinkley Point C nuclear project 20 Nov 2014

LONDON - The British government said on Thursday it was assessing developer EDF's progress in building the new Hinkley Point C nuclear plant and reviewing costs, but played down a report that this was prompted by concerns over potential delays.

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Centrica lowers earnings forecast as mild weather bites 20 Nov 2014

LONDON - Britain's largest energy supplier, Centrica, cut its full-year earnings outlook on Thursday on the back of a steep drop in energy demand due to mild weather and the extended outage of two nuclear power plants which it partly owns.

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Momentum builds for Japan PM to call early election 11 Nov 2014

TOKYO - Officials from Japan's ruling coalition urged lawmakers on Tuesday to prepare for a possible early election, and a government source said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was likely to delay a tax hike that could derail a promised economic recovery.

Prompt prices rise on increased demand from utilities 10 Nov 2014

LONDON - Prompt natural gas prices in Britain rose on Monday morning as outages at nuclear plants boosted demand from gas-fired power generators.

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Japan's Sendai nuclear plant wins regional vote to restart 07 Nov 2014

TOKYO - Regional authorities in Japan on Friday approved the restart of the idled Sendai nuclear plant of Kyushu Electric Power Co, paving the way for a revival of the stalled industry more than three years after the Fukushima disaster.

French nuclear plants in new mystery drone overflights - source 01 Nov 2014

PARIS - Unidentified drones illegally overflew five French nuclear power plants overnight, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Saturday, in the latest of a series of unexplained incidents that have raised safety concerns.

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Special Report - Tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion Japan money trap 31 Oct 2014

ISHINOMAKI Japan - Thirty billion dollars (18.7 billion pounds) in funding for roads, bridges and thousands of new homes in areas devastated by the tsunami in Japan three and a half years ago is still languishing unspent in the bank. That means Keiko Abe is heading into a fourth winter of sub-zero temperatures in a cramped, temporary dwelling that is succumbing to the elements.

France investigates mystery drone activity over nuclear plants 30 Oct 2014

PARIS - France has launched an investigation into unidentified drones that have been spotted over nuclear plants operated by state-owned utility EDF, its interior minister said on Thursday.

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Japan nuclear plant gets approval to restart, over three years after Fukushima 28 Oct 2014

TOKYO - A town in southwest Japan became the first to approve the restart of a nuclear power station on Tuesday, a step forward in Japan's fraught process of reviving an industry left idled by the Fukushima catastrophe in 2011.