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.
(The May 17 story was refiled to correct the spelling of the company in the last two paragraphs to Kirloskar Brothers Limited)
(This version of the April 12 story corrects figure on projected coal power generation in paragraph eight to 25 percent, not 15 percent)
PARIS Greenpeace is filing a complaint with the European Commission arguing that the French government's recapitalisation of state-controlled EDF amounts to illegal state aid for the utility's plan to build nuclear plants in Hinkley Point, Britain.
JOHANNESBURG South Africa plans to sign new, more transparent nuclear power agreements with five foreign countries after a high court blocked a deal with Russia due to a lack of oversight, the energy ministry said on Saturday.
PARIS French utility EDF hopes for UK-style subsidies for the construction of new nuclear plants in France and expects that President-elect Emmanuel Macron's plan to reduce the share of nuclear in the French power mix is a "long-term" plan.
FRANKFURT Energy groups E.ON and EnBW are tearing down their nuclear plants at massive cost following Germany's decision to abandon nuclear power by 2022, but they are seeking to turn a burden into business by exporting their newfound dismantling skills.
PARIS French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron may delay plans to reduce the share of nuclear power in the French power mix and is considering a UK-style subsidy mechanism to build new nuclear reactors, a source close to the Macron campaign team said.
WILMINGTON, Del./NEW YORK In 2012, construction of a Georgia nuclear power plant stalled for eight months as engineers waited for the right signatures and paperwork needed to ship a section of the plant from a factory hundreds of miles away.