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China General Nuclear says respects Britain's decision to review Hinkley project


SHANGHAI China General Nuclear Power Corp (CGN) on Saturday said it respects the decision of the new British government to review a nuclear power project in which it would hold a major stake, according to a statement on the company's official microblog.


Britain casts doubt on EDF's $24 billion nuclear project 29 Jul 2016

LONDON Britain has cast doubt on a $24 billion (18 billion pounds) project with French utility EDF to build the UK's first new nuclear plant in decades, delaying a final decision on the plan just weeks after the Brexit vote ushered in a new prime minister.


EDF board narrowly approves Hinkley Point nuclear project 29 Jul 2016

PARIS The board of French utility EDF on Thursday narrowly voted to proceed with a controversial project to build two nuclear reactors in Hinkley Point, Britain - the country's first new nuclear plant in decades.


EDF board member resigns ahead of Hinkley Point vote 28 Jul 2016

PARIS An EDF board member has quit ahead of a vote expected to give the French utility the go-ahead to build the Hinkley Point nuclear plant in Britain, saying the project is financially risky and will lead France further away from renewable energy.

Former Japan nuclear regulator lashes out over earthquake standards 15 Jul 2016

TOKYO A former senior official of Japan's atomic watchdog has lashed out publicly at the agency's response to his concerns over the assessment of earthquake risks to nuclear plants, adding to a controversy over safety five years after the Fukushima disaster.


China media again touts plans to float nuclear reactors in disputed South China Sea 15 Jul 2016

BEIJING China aims to launch a series of offshore nuclear power platforms to promote development in the South China Sea, state media said again on Friday, days after an international court ruled Beijing had no historic claims to most of the waters.


Rosatom's global nuclear ambition cramped by Kremlin politics 26 Jun 2016

PARIS/MOSCOW The $100 billion (73 billion pounds) overseas order book of Russia's nuclear power plant builder Rosatom -- bigger than all its Western competitors combined -- makes it look like the giant in its field.


EDF says committed to Hinkley Point following Brexit vote 24 Jun 2016

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.