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Nuclear Power

 

Britain needs more nuclear power, electric chargers for climate goal - CBI

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LONDON Britain needs more nuclear power plants, electric vehicle charging sites and carbon capture and storage projects to meet its new climate target, the Confederation of British Industry said on Friday.

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EU may ease regulations on food from Japan's nuclear disaster region 27 Jun 2019

OSAKA The European Union proposed on Thursday easing restrictions on imports of some food from Japanese regions hit by the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, Japanese officials said.

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Saudi Arabia must OK nonproliferation standard - U.S. energy secretary 25 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON Saudi Arabia must commit to a broad international monitoring programme of nuclear power facilities if it develops nuclear power reactors with technology from the United States, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry told lawmakers on Tuesday.

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France wants EDF to sell more nuclear power to rivals, price could increase 24 Jun 2019

PARIS The French government plans to increase the amount of nuclear energy utility EDF is forced to sell to its competitors by 50 percent to 150 terawatt hours and is in talks with the European Commission to potentially raise the fixed price.

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Comcast to double spending at Sky on European original programs 12 Jun 2019

Comcast Corp will more than double its investment in European original programming and start an in-house studio at its European unit Sky after Sky's success with the mini-series "Chernobyl," the company said on Wednesday.

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EDF Energy expects UK nuclear plant where cracks found will reopen 07 Jun 2019

LONDON EDF Energy said on Friday it was confident its Hunterston B nuclear plant in Scotland would eventually reopen, having been offline since last year after cracks were discovered in the reactor's graphite core.

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HBO show success drives Chernobyl tourism boom 05 Jun 2019

CHERNOBYL, Ukraine The success of a U.S. television miniseries examining the world's worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl has driven up the number of tourists wanting to see the plant and the ghostly abandoned town that neighbours it for themselves. | Video

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U.S. shared nuclear power info with Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi killed 05 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration granted two authorizations to U.S. companies to share sensitive nuclear power information with Saudi Arabia shortly after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October, a U.S. senator who saw the approvals said on Tuesday.

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IEA rings alarm bell on phasing out nuclear energy 28 May 2019

PARIS A steep decline in nuclear energy capacity will threaten climate goals and power supply security unless advanced economies find a way to extend the lifespan of their reactors, the International Energy Agency said. | Video

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U.S. cracks down on Iran uranium production, nuclear plant 03 May 2019

WASHINGTON The United States acted on Friday to force Iran to stop producing low-enriched uranium and expanding its only nuclear power plant, intensifying a campaign aimed at halting Tehran's ballistic missile programme and curbing its regional power.