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Engie warns on profit following Belgian nuclear outages


PARIS French gas and power group Engie warned on Friday that the extended outages at its Belgian nuclear plants would push its 2018 net recurring income to the low end of its 2.45 billion-2.65 billion euros (2.2-2.3 billion pounds) forecast range.

U.S. nuclear power plants prepare for Hurricane Florence 11 Sep 2018

Several nuclear power reactors in North and South Carolina and Virginia on Tuesday started to prepare for Hurricane Florence, which is expected to hit the coast as a major hurricane on Friday.


Japan nuclear plant's power restored after quake triggers Hokkaido blackout 06 Sep 2018

TOKYO Power was restored to a nuclear energy plant in Hokkaido, northern Japan on Thursday after a strong earthquake left it relying on emergency generators for 10 nervous hours, but it may be a week before lights are back on all over the major island.

Planned nuclear plant will help Poland meet EU emissions target - minister 05 Sep 2018

WARSAW Poland will not meet European Union carbon emissions targets unless it builds a nuclear power station, Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchorzewski said on Wednesday.


Japan acknowledges first radiation death among Fukushima workers 05 Sep 2018

TOKYO Japan has acknowledged for the first time that a worker at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami more than seven years ago, died from radiation exposure.

U.S. arbitration court can rule on Vattenfall's German nuclear claim - paper 05 Sep 2018

BERLIN A U.S. arbitration court has rejected a German government petition that said the panel had no right to rule on a damages claim by Sweden's Vattenfall [VATN.UL] over a decision to pull out of nuclear power, a newspaper reported.


Japan's nuclear reboot gathers pace, set to curtail LNG demand 31 Aug 2018

TOKYO Japan's consumption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is set to fall as the country's nuclear reactors restart, with output from atomic power set for its highest since the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster.


Popular French environment minister quits in blow to Macron 28 Aug 2018

PARIS French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot resigned on Tuesday in frustration over sluggish progress on climate goals and nuclear energy policy, dealing a major blow to President Emmanuel Macron's already tarnished green credentials. | Video

Japanese nuclear power companies in talks over alliance - source 22 Aug 2018

Four of Japan's biggest nuclear operators and plant builders have started talks on a potential partnership in atomic energy, as the sector struggles to reboot in the wake of the Fukushima disaster seven years ago, a source said on Wednesday.

Sweden calls for nuclear reactors to be shielded from hot weather 20 Aug 2018

OSLO Sweden's nuclear energy regulator SSM has asked plant operators to produce plans in the coming months to shield their reactors from harmful hot weather, its director told Reuters on Monday.