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A crucial juncture for world energy: IEA outlook for renewables, coal, gas and nuclear


With global energy demand projected to increase by 37 per cent by 2040, new and existing power generation technologies competing for subsidies and space on the grid, and political uncertainties looming large, the International Energy Agency says today’s stresses on the global energy system cannot be ignored.

Latest innovations in valves and actuators for power plants


As power generation technology evolves to meet 21st century requirements, rapid advances in the field of electronics have transformed the reach and remit of central control systems.

UK government reveals state security measure for Hinkley Point


The UK government says it will have a special share in the consortium building Hinkley Point nuclear power plant.

Russia grants go- ahead to funding Finnish nuclear plant


Russia's Cabinet of Ministers has approved up to $2.3bn in funding from the country's sovereign wealth fund for the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant project in Finland.

Upgrades enable ten-year extension for Dungeness nuclear plant


EDF Energy CEO, Vincent de Rivaz, has announced an extension to the life span of the Dungeness B nuclear power plant at an event in London for EDF Energy’s strategic supply partners.

RWE could yet follow E.ON break-up example


Germany’s second largest utility hasn’t ruled out going down the same path as its chief rival, E.ON, and splitting the company’s generation unit up to better cope with modern realities affecting the European power sector.

Last call for expert power speakers at POWER-GEN Middle East


Global experts in the power sector now have until January 30 to submit abstracts of papers for the 13th annual POWER-GEN Middle East Conference and Exhibition.

Egypt plans diversification of power mix


Cairo is planning to produce 4300 MW of electricity from renewable sources over the next three years.

EDF and China Nuclear move closer to Hinkley Point agreement


An EDF executive has confirmed that the company is confident of an investment deal on the Hinkley Point project in England by the end of March.

Sellafield to use scallop fishing equipment to clean nuclear storage ponds


Fishing equipment used for scallop trawling has been adapted to clean the storage ponds of a decommissioned nuclear power plant in the UK.

French energy minister expresses support for new nuclear


The French minister for energy, Segolene Royal, has indicated that the government is in favour of building a new generation of nuclear reactors to replace France’s ageing fleet.

Bulgarian PM spells out country’s energy woes at Commission meeting


The Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borissov explained the vulnerable position his country currently faces as a result of Russian involvement in the company’s energy sector at a European Commission meeting this week.

NMP loses contract at Sellafield nuclear power plant in UK


The UK government has stripped the consortium Nuclear Management Partners of the £9bn contract to clean up nuclear waste at Sellafield.

South Korea watchdog to decide fate of ageing nuclear reactor


South Korea’s second oldest nuclear power plant is being considered for closure, with the country’s nuclear watchdog citing recent security breaches as a chief concern in whether it will remain open.

Asia to drive $16bn boom in nuclear reactor pressure vessel market


The global market value of nuclear reactor pressure vessels is expected to hit $16bn in the next five years with the Asia-Pacific region driving growth, according to new data.

Asia to dominate $1.2trn nuclear investment to 2030


The international market for suppliers in the nuclear power sector could be worth $30 billion per year, according to data compiled by the World Nuclear Association.

Leaked document reveals UK and Czech approach to EU climate goals


The British and Czech governments are arguing for a 'light touch' approach to European Union climate goals, in order to enable nuclear power to play more of a part.

Areva awarded $88.9M contract in Brazil


Electrobras Electronuclear (ETN) has awarded French nuclear multinational Areva a contract valued at $88.9m service the Angra 3 nuclear reactor in Brazil.

Power price drop forces Finnish nuclear sector losses


The continuing descent of power prices has prompted Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) to announce the laying off of 13 per cent of is staff.

Ireland considers nuclear role in long-term energy strategy


34 years after it was last seriously considered, the Irish government is again looking at the potential of nuclear power in its long-term energy mix.