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Philippines may open mothballed Marcos-era nuclear power plant

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MANILA The Philippines is looking into operating the country's only nuclear power plant, built four decades ago at more than $2 billion (1.53 billion pounds) but never used, to ensure the long-term supply of clean and cheap electricity, its energy minister said.

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EDF chief urges Britain to give go-ahead to nuclear plant 28 Aug 2016

LONDON The head of EDF Energy has urged the British government to approve the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project, an explicit appeal by the French energy giant ahead of a decision due within weeks.

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Anti-nuclear governor in Japan asks Kyushu Electric to suspend nuke plant 26 Aug 2016

TOKYO A local Japanese governor on Friday asked Kyushu Electric Power to temporarily suspend the Sendai nuclear plant, one of two operating in the nation, further clouding efforts by the government and utilities to restart more idled reactors.

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Nuclear developers have big plans for pint-sized power plants in UK 22 Aug 2016

(Corrects expected time of GDA process to around four years from around two years for large plants - clarifies time frame for SMRs not yet established in 5th to last paragraph)

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Britain doesn't need new Hinkley N-plant to keep lights on - SSE CEO 16 Aug 2016

LONDON Britain does not need EDF's 18-billion pound ($23 billion) Hinkley Point C nuclear plant to ensure the lights will stay on because alternative projects like new gas plants will be able to fill the gap, the CEO of energy company SSE said.

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China to UK - 'golden' ties at crucial juncture over nuclear delay 10 Aug 2016

LONDON China has cautioned Britain against closing the door to Chinese money and said relations were at a crucial juncture after Prime Minister Theresa May delayed signing off on a $24 billion nuclear power project.

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Britain's lights could go out if Hinkley Point ditched - Labour contender 02 Aug 2016

LONDON Britain should get on with approving the $24 billion Hinkley Point nuclear power project otherwise the world's fifth-largest economy could face power shortages in the future, said the man seeking to lead Britain's opposition Labour Party.

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China calls for British nuclear project to proceed 01 Aug 2016

BEIJING China on Monday called for Britain to proceed with a nuclear power plant project partly invested in by a Chinese firm, saying the project had firm support from London, after Britain's new government said it would review it again.

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Factbox - Planned Chinese investment in nuclear power in Britain 01 Aug 2016

LONDON French utility EDF and its Chinese partner China General Nuclear Corporation (CGN) agreed last year to make a series of investments in nuclear power generation in Britain.

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UK resists Chinese pressure over nuclear deal but still wants close ties 01 Aug 2016

LONDON/BEIJING Britain said on Monday that it wanted closer ties with China but resisted pressure from Beijing to sign off on a $24 billion nuclear power project that was delayed at the last minute by Prime Minister Theresa May.