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Nuclear and renewables to benefit in $2trn Chinese anti-pollution drive

21/11/2014

The practicalities behind the China-US agreement on emissions last week are coming into focus.

Turkey and US sign wind power deal

21/11/2014

Turkey and the US have signed a memorandum of understanding which aims to increase their co-operation on wind power.

IEA chief advocates reactivation of Japanese nuclear plants

20/11/2014

The executive director of the International Energy Agency has warned that Japan’s CO2 emissions will grow significantly without returning to nuclear power.

EDF blames Areva for delay in next generation nuclear plant

19/11/2014

Embattled Areva is being blamed for EDF’s decision to postpone its flagship Flamanville nuclear power plant for an additional year.

‘Diffidence’ of investors to power sector set to continue

18/11/2014

New analysis of the power market undertaken by top global insurance company Marsh shows that diffidence by the investment community towards funding the sector is set to continue.

Leaked plan shows true extent of Germany’s nuclear waste disposal

18/11/2014

A leaked German government document has revealed that the country’s nuclear power industry will have to dispose of almost twice as much waste as had previously been forecast.

Ex-Citroen chief set to take over at Areva

18/11/2014

The French government is set to appoint former Peugeot Citroen CEO Philippe Varin to become chairman of struggling state-owned nuclear group Areva.

Vietnam to build power plant despite warnings over coal shortage

18/11/2014

Vietnam is going ahead with plans to build a new coal-fired power plant despite experts’ warnings over the dangers of depending on imported fuel.

A new approach

17/11/2014

Meeting the challenges of decommissioning multiple nuclear sites with a programmized approach.

Saudi Electric eye Hinkley Point stake

17/11/2014

Top Saudi Arabian utility, Saudi Electric, is in negotiations with EDF with a view to a stake in the UK’s most important nuclear power project.

Two nuclear power plants for Iran

14/11/2014

Russia’s Rosatom has signed an agreement to build two nuclear power plants in Iran.

Mild weather cited by GDF and RWE for poor performances

13/11/2014

Two of Europe’s top utilities say that mild weather conditions have played a part in disappointing third quarter results announced this week.

Alstom chief optimistic wind industry can get costs down

13/11/2014

The vice president of Alstom Power’s Offshore Wind division believes the wind power industry can reduce its costs by 35 to 40 per cent by 2020, as targeted.

IEA says energy system stresses cannot be ignored

12/11/2014

The world’s policymakers must not lose sight of the long-term signs of stress that are emerging in the global energy system, the International Energy Agency warned today at the launch of its annual World Energy Outlook 2014 report in London.

Beijing-Washington deal set to boost nuclear and renewables

12/11/2014

China and the US have made a joint announcement outlining a plan by both countries aimed at tackling climate change.

Hungarian government says nuclear plant should be above politics

10/11/2014

An official from the Hungarian government says that the development of a significant power plant for the country should be above political considerations.

Babcock & Wilcox opt to spin off power division

10/11/2014

Babcock & Wilcox have decided to separate their power generation and nuclear businesses in a major reorganisation.

Drone operators arrested near French nuclear plant

07/11/2014

French police arrested three people in a restricted area near Belleville-sur-Loire nuclear power plant on Thursday.

France to support Belgian energy security despite own potential shortages

07/11/2014

France is to support under-pressure Belgium’s energy grid this winter, despite potentially having power shortages of its own.

India pledges 24-hour electricity to all by 2019

06/11/2014

The Indian government estimates that it will need to spend around $250bn over the next five years in order to connect the entire nation to the grid.