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Austrian environment minister indicates Hinkley lawsuit imminent


Austria’s environment minister has repeated that his country will not be deterred from launching a lawsuit that could derail the Hinkley Point nuclear power project for five to eight years.

Federal states applying pressure on Merkel government over subsidies to nuclear


States with green party representation in Germany are calling on the German government to take action against the prospect of the subsidisation of nuclear plants in the EU.

EDF makes bid for Areva


An official €2bn bid has been made for Areva’s nuclear reactor business. The French government will have the final say on what deal, if any, is permitted.

Small modular plants: the way forward for Europe?


Nuclear-powered electricity generation should be a key component of every country's energy portfolio.

Navigating the energy transition


Europe's energy landscape is in a state of transition. The penetration of renewables is gaining pace, throwing doubt on the future role of fossil fuel and nuclear plants and opening the door for the adoption of flexible, on-site power solutions.

Engie not open to full acquisition of Areva


The head of Engie says the company are not interested in fully acquiring struggling Areva, but would prefer working with them on particular lines.

1600 jobs to go at Magnox nuclear power stations


UK nuclear power group Magnox has announced that it is to shed 1600 jobs.

The Ideal Future Power Generation Mix – Nuclear Power Perspective


The latest PEi Google Hangout features a conversation with David Hess of the World Nuclear Association on how the world's future power mix might look if emissions are to be reduced while security and affordability of supply are maintained.

EDF to make offer on Areva ‘within days’


Jean-Bernard Lévy, chief executive of EDF, says a formal bid will be made for Areva this week.

Consultation begins for what would be ‘EU’s largest nuclear power site’


Ten weeks of consultations commenced at the weekend into the development of a new nuclear power plant near Sellafield in England.

Positive indications for Hayward Tyler as Modi’s power plan clicks into gear


Narendra Modi’s determination to resolve India’s electricity problems represent good news for specialist engineering group Hayward Tyler, who this week announced being awarded a contract at NTPC’s super thermal plant in Korba, Chhattisgarh State.

Contract announcements at Hinkley despite shadow of Austria challenge


In October 2013, Chinese utilities CGN and CNNC signed an agreement with EDF to take a 30 to 40 percent stake in the consortium to build Hinkley Point. The new supply deal would mean that the participation of the Chinese companies would not be purely financial, French daily Les Echos said.

Jacobs wins contract for all EDF nuclear plants in UK


UK company Jacobs Engineering Group has won a contract from EDF to to provide project management resources to the French company’s eight nuclear plants and two technical centres in Britain. 

Hinkley – Lessons need to be heeded in using first-of-a-kind EPR technology


A top lawyer at Pillsbury, a global law firm who specialise in energy and natural resources, says that while the Austrian challenge to Hinkley Point C is difficult to understand and is likely politically motivated, the main focus should be implementing lessons learned from other recent new-build projects.

Areva to cut 14 per cent of global workforce


Areva is to cut 6,000 jobs over the next three years — 14 per cent of its global workforce — as it continues to discuss with EDF and the French government options for the restructuring of the company.

Paks nuclear power deal finalised - Rosatom


Rosatom is to set-up two reactors in Hungary at the Paks nuclear power plant. The Hungarian Government has confirmed the contract, which will involve units 5 and 6 being constructed at the plant.

CNNC open to closer ties with Areva


A top official at China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) says the company is open to all forms of an alliance with French nuclear firm, Areva.

Japanese firms look to bid for Polish nuclear power plant


Japan’s Hitachi, Toshiba, and Mitsubishi are eyeing up bids to develop what will be Poland's first nuclear power plant.

Tesla battery announced as key to ‘weaning the world off fossil fuels’


The CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk has announced a Tesla Energy battery for businesses and utility companies during an event in California on Thursday.

Austrian PM confirms lawsuit against Hinkley decision ready in weeks


Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann has confirmed that his country will be registering its lawsuit against the European Commission for its approval of a subsidy deal to finance the Hinkley Point nuclear plant, within ‘a few weeks.’