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Tepco executives face trial over Fukushima incident


Three senior managers at Japanese utility Tepco have been indicted by a civilian judiciary panel to face criminal charges in relation to the Fukushima nuclear power plant incident in March 2011.

EDF announces £1.3bn worth of contracts for Hinkley Point


EDF has announced a number of contracts for the development of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project in southwest England.

Details emerge on Areva-EDF deal


Areva has agreed to sell a majority stake of its nuclear reactor business to EDF.

German nuclear decommissioning poses ‘nightmare scenario’ - report


A report by the German Green Party has warned that the funds set aside for the decommissioning of the country’s nuclear power plants are insufficient.

China’s power consumption and thermal power investment on the rise


China's power consumption rose 1.3 per cent in the first half of 2015 when compared to the same period for last year while figures also show investment in thermal power infrastructure rose 14.9 per cent.

French government ponders €5bn rescue for Areva


A rescue package for troubled French nuclear group Areva could see the French government having to pay up to €5bn.

Solar power growth impacting on UK electricity sector


Q2 of 2015 saw a large increase in the generation of electricity from solar PV in the UK, with the growth having a significant impact on electricity market prices and other supply factors.

Former energy secretary berates Hinkley Point C nuclear project


The UK’s flagship new nuclear power project at Hinkley Point C has been described as “one of the worst deals ever” for British consumers and industry by a Conservative former energy secretary.

UK opts to overhaul renewable subsidies, bullish on nuclear


The UK’s energy secretary Amber Rudd has declared an overhaul of renewable energy subsidies, while at the same time defending the government’s decision to champion nuclear power.

Conventional power impairment adds to big Vattenfall loss


Vattenfall has reported a substantial second quarter loss with impairment losses due to low electricity prices continuing to have a negative effect.

Linked-in Discussion - Hinkley Point C


Austria, a collective of German green energy companies, and imminently Luxembourg are challenging the decision that facilitates the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project. But is this resistance ultimately a futile exercise? Opinions welcome on Power Engineering International LinkedIn Group.

Top academic champions nuclear to solve South African power problems


South Africa’s well-documented power shortage problems require nuclear power as a solution, according to one of the country's foremost energy experts.

Chinese power giant launched


The official launch has taken place of China's State Power Investment Corporation (SPI) in Beijing.

Austrian and German energy firms add second lawsuit against Hinkley deal


Greenpeace Energy and nine German and Austrian utilities have made a formal challenge to the European Commission’s decision to approve a British plan to use state aid to facilitate the development of a nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C in England.

Luxembourg government working on Hinkley Point C legal objection


As promised earlier this year, the Luxembourg government intends to file a lawsuit against the European Commission decision to facilitate the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project.

Austrian legal action could delay Hinkley Point nuclear for three to four years


Based on the average data associated with such cases, the legal objection made by Austria this week against the European Commission to facilitate Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant could delay the progress of the facility for around three to four years.

UK energy ministry rules out nationalisation option for CCS


The UK government will continue to place its faith in a competition framework to drive carbon capture and storage on the island, despite industry chiefs suggesting that a national corporation be set up to push the technology on a temporary basis.

Austrian legal challenge to Hinkley Point is ‘doomed to fail’


The Austrian legal challenge lodged yesterday against the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant in the UK is “doomed to fail” according to Britain’s union for nuclear workers.

Nuclear chief says Austrian legal action ‘damaging to efforts to address climate change’


The Austrian government has finally filed its legal challenge against the deal that facilitates subsidies for a nuclear power plant in the UK.

Austria puts final touches to nuclear power objection


The Austrian government is fine tuning its long-awaited legal objection to the European Commission decision facilitating the construction of the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant.