Nuclear Power


Putin, Modi seek to revive jaded Russia-India relationship


NEW DELHI - Russian President Vladimir Putin visits India on Thursday in an attempt to revive a historic friendship that has faded over the years, seeking to improve cooperation in energy, defence and nuclear power.


E.ON open to talks over nuclear-decommissioning fund - Spiegel 07 Dec 2014

FRANKFURT - German utility E.ON is open to talks with the government about forming a public foundation to fund the decommissioning of the country's nuclear plants, its chief executive told a German magazine.


Ukraine energy minister says 'no threat' from accident at nuclear plant 03 Dec 2014

KIEV - An accident at a nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhya in southeastern Ukraine poses no danger to health or the environment, energy authorities said on Wednesday, an assessment later corroborated by the French nuclear institute IRSN. | Video


Japan's Tepco needs safety review from foreign nuclear operators - adviser 02 Dec 2014

TOKYO - Tokyo Electric Power Co should convene a panel of nuclear power plant operators from outside Japan to review its safety standards even if it obtains clearance by regulators to restart the world's largest nuclear plant, an adviser to the utility said on Tuesday.

UK agrees finance guarantee deal for nuclear project 02 Dec 2014

LONDON - Britain said on Tuesday it had agreed a preliminary deal to provide a financial guarantee to help fund the development of Europe's largest nuclear power project, in northwest England.


Fukushima workers still in murky labour contracts - Tepco survey 28 Nov 2014

TOKYO - The number of workers at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant on false contracts has increased in the last year, the station operator said, highlighting murky labour conditions at the site despite a pledge to improve the work environment.


South Korea announces four more nuclear reactors to be built 21 Nov 2014

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.


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.


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.


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.