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EDF says committed to Hinkley Point following Brexit vote


PARIS French utility EDF on Friday confirmed its commitment to build a nuclear plant at Hinkley Point following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.


Japan doubles down on coal power as trading houses curb investment 17 Jun 2016

TOKYO As most developed economies turn their back on coal, Japan is burning record amounts for electricity generation and plans to use even more of the dirtiest fossil fuel to fill the gap after the Fukushima disaster paralysed its nuclear sector.


Court orders Bulgaria to pay Russia over cancelled nuclear project: minister 16 Jun 2016

SOFIA An arbitration court has ruled that Bulgarian state energy firm NEK should pay nearly 550 million euros (437.70 million pound) in compensation to Russia's Atomstroyexport for a cancelled nuclear power project, Bulgaria's energy minister said on Thursday.


Germany agrees to plug nuclear liability loophole 01 Jun 2016

BERLIN The German government passed a regulation on Wednesday that aims to ensure utility companies remain liable for the costs of shutting down nuclear power plants even if they split up.


Japan to cut emphasis on nuclear in next energy plan - sources 27 May 2016

TOKYO Japan will cut reliance on nuclear power when it releases an updated energy plan as early as next year, reflecting public opposition and a recognition that current policy is unrealistic, three sources familiar with official thinking told Reuters.

France strike hits nuclear plants sending output lower 26 May 2016

PARIS Nuclear power plants across France were hit with unplanned outages on Thursday after unionised workers at utility EDF joined a rolling nationwide strike against planned government reforms.


French nuclear plant workers to go on strike Thursday - CGT union 25 May 2016

PARIS Staff at France's 19 nuclear plants have voted to go on strike on Thursday as part of the wider protests over the governments proposed reforms to employment laws, a CGT union official said on Wednesday, but no blackouts are expected.

U.S. official says India has addressed nuclear concerns 24 May 2016

WASHINGTON A U.S. State Department official assured lawmakers on Tuesday that India has addressed concerns over liability that had for years kept U.S. corporations from signing nuclear power contracts in the country.


Renewables cannot replace nuclear in France yet - EDF executive 19 May 2016

PARIS Renewable energy is far from being able to replace nuclear energy in France's electricity mix, utility EDF's head of nuclear said on Thursday.


EDF sees French energy plan shaping nuclear depreciation schedule 19 May 2016

PARIS The French government's energy investment plan due in July will be a key indicator for whether and for how long EDF will extend the depreciation period of its nuclear plants, an executive said on Thursday.