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EDF, other firms launch new nuclear plans for UK Cumbria site


LONDON Fifteen companies and trade unions, including French nuclear giant EDF and several engineering firms, on Tuesday launched proposals for a clean energy hub to be built at Cumbria in northwest England, including a new large nuclear plant.

Czech state ready to lend CEZ money to push nuclear expansion ahead 28 May 2020

PRAGUE The Czech government can lend majority state-owned utility CEZ money for a planned multi-billion dollar expansion at its Dukovany nuclear power plant, government and company officials said on Thursday.


EDF seeks building consent for Britain's Sizewell C nuclear plant 27 May 2020

LONDON French utility EDF has submitted an application to Britain’s regulators to build the 17-18 billion pound Sizewell C nuclear plant in the east of England, it said on Wednesday.


Coronavirus 'cover-up' is China's Chernobyl - White House adviser 24 May 2020

WASHINGTON A top White House official on Sunday likened China's handling of the coronavirus outbreak to the Soviet Union's cover-up of the meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986.


France's EDF reports 1% drop in first-quarter revenue as nuclear output falls 14 May 2020

PARIS EDF on Thursday reported a 1% drop in first-quarter revenue to 20.7 billion euros ($22.4 billion) as nuclear power output at the French state-controlled utility fell on prolonged reactor outages.

E.ON sold ahead German nuclear power at above market prices 12 May 2020

FRANKFURT German utility E.ON said on Tuesday it has sold forward 65% of its nuclear power generation in 2021 and 34% of its 2022 output at prices well above the current wholesale market, raising earnings prospects from that segment.


EU court adviser rejects challenge to UK aid for nuclear plant 07 May 2020

BRUSSELS The European Union's top court should reject an attempt by Austria to block British state support for a nuclear power plant in southwest England, a court adviser said on Thursday.

EDF asked to lower Sizewell nuclear plant output to help balance UK grid 06 May 2020

LONDON EDF Energy has been asked to temporarily reduce output at its Sizewell B nuclear plant in the east of England to help balance the grid and prevent blackouts, EDF and grid operator National Grid said on Wednesday.

U.S. should keep Congress informed about nuclear talks with Saudis - GAO 05 May 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Departments of State and Energy should commit to regular briefings to relevant committees in Congress on talks about nuclear power cooperation with Saudi Arabia, a congressional watchdog said in a report on Monday.


Czech government takes step toward building new nuclear plant 27 Apr 2020

PRAGUE The Czech government on Monday approved agreements with majority state-owned electricity producer CEZ setting out the framework for building a new nuclear power block to come online by 2036, Industry Minister Karel Havlicek said.