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Swiss voters embrace shift to renewable energy


ZURICH Swiss voters backed the government's plan to provide billions of dollars in subsidies for renewable energy, ban new nuclear plants and help bail out struggling utilities in a binding referendum on Sunday.


Exclusive - EDF set to win EU approval for Areva nuclear reactor deal: source 19 May 2017

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.


Indian cabinet approves plans to build 10 nuclear reactors 18 May 2017

(The May 17 story was refiled to correct the spelling of the company in the last two paragraphs to Kirloskar Brothers Limited)


South Korea coal, nuclear power targeted for cuts by presidential candidates 18 May 2017

(This version of the April 12 story corrects figure on projected coal power generation in paragraph eight to 25 percent, not 15 percent)


Greenpeace files state aid complaint with EU over EDF recapitalisation 17 May 2017

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.

South Africa to sign new nuclear power pacts after court ruling 13 May 2017

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.


EDF hopes for UK-style support for new French nuclear plants 09 May 2017

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.


Dismantling nuclear: German power firms sell new skills 09 May 2017

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.


Exclusive - France under Macron could delay nuclear cutbacks: source 03 May 2017

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.


How two cutting edge U.S. nuclear projects bankrupted Westinghouse 02 May 2017

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.