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UN advocates tripling of renewables and nuclear energy


A report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that the world needs to drastically change its energy policy in order to avoid dangerous levels of global warming.

Japan opts to reactivate nuclear power plants and expand thermal capacity


The Japanese government has reversed a decision to pull out of nuclear power and instead decided to reactivate nuclear plants that have met stringent safety criteria.

Westinghouse comes to Ukraine’s rescue with nuclear plant supply


Westinghouse Electric has extended a contract with Energoatom, Ukraine’s nuclear power operator, to supply fuel to nuclear power plants until 2020.

$15bn Czech nuclear power project cancelled


The president of the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman, has called for a $15bn tender designated for the expansion of the country’s Temelin nuclear power project to be replaced with a new contest with more bidders.

Russian funding increases for Turkish nuclear plant


A fresh injection of $1.39bn has been provided to the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey as construction of the plant draws closer.

European Commission passes state aid guidelines


The European Commission has adopted new rules on public support for projects in the energy sector.

ABB to invest $300m in Chinese production hub


ABB has announced plans to invest up to $300m in Xiamen, China over the next five years.

Funding approved for $5.2bn Slovakian nuclear plant


The construction of two new units at the Mochovce nuclear power plant moved a step closer this week when shareholders of the Slovak power utility Slovenské Elektrárne (SE), the state and the Italian energy company Enel agreed to provide additional funding necessary for completion of the third and fourth units of the plant.

French energy law to see nuclear power halved by 2025


The French Prime Minister has reiterated President Hollande’s pledge to reduce the country’s dependency on nuclear power and announced that the new energy policy will be in place “before the summer.”

Merkel government approves energy reform law


Reform of Germany’s renewable energy sector is to take place after Angela Merkel’s government passed legislation on the subject.

US suspends nuclear power agreements with Rosatom


The fallout from Russia’s annexation of Crimea has had yet another implication for the energy sector, this time affecting nuclear power.

Power Engineering International Newscast


This week’s top stories on Power Engineering International Newscast include Chancellor Merkel’s decision to soften her approach to wind subsidy cuts.

Slide Show - Power Engineering International March 2014 Top Ten Stories


Regulator orders Swedish nuclear operators to install independent core cooling


The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has ruled that the country’s nuclear reactors must be equipped with independent core cooling systems by 2020, taking into account lessons from the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Doubling interconnectors could save UK $1.66bn a year


A report published by the UK National Grid makes a compelling case for the UK to focus its attention on investing in more interconnection with neighbouring countries.

Second Japanese nuclear operator seeks bail-out


Japan’s Hokkaido Electric Power Company is reportedly in negotiations with a state-owned bank for a possible 50bn yen ($483m) bail-out.

Tuesday’s Power Engineering International Newsletter


This week’s PEi Newsletter saw the UK’s $11bn nuclear decommissioning contract as our top story.

E.ON’s nuclear plant closure threatens Bavarian energy security


E.ON  is citing unprofitability as the prime motive for plans to shut down the 1.3 GW Grafenrheinfeld nuclear reactor in May 2015, seven months ahead of the planned shutdown under Germany's nuclear phase-out law.

Cavendish Fluor wins $11bn nuclear decommissioning contract


The Cavendish Fluor consortium has been chosen by the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to carry out a major decommissioning programme of the country’s 12 nuclear sites.

Japan looks to thermal power for energy security


Japanese utilities are looking to coal-fired power investment in a bid to bridge the gap created by the shutting down of nuclear power plants in the country.