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Austrian PM in renewed protest against British nuclear


The inclusion of significant nuclear power projects by the UK in an ambitious European Union investment plan has drawn the ire of the Austrian government.

Germany seeks $21bn to fund nuclear ‘bad bank’


The German government is to set up a fund into which nuclear power generators would pay $21.2bn to ensure the long-term costs of decommissioning their plants are met, according to local media.

South Africa takes fresh step on nuclear


The South African government has announced that it is set to launch a tender process to build nuclear power plants, as the country continues to struggle with outages caused by poor, ageing power infrastructure.

The point about Hinkley


As the EC approves plans for Hinkley Point C, PEi looks at what the decision means for the UK and the global nuclear market.

Industry Highlights


The radical change in the European energy market and its effect on the sector's major players was highlighted this month by the news from German power giant E.ON that it is to spin off its fossil fuel and nuclear businesses and concentrate on renewables.

China leads as global coal demand set to reach 9bn tonnes by 2019


The world’s appetite for coal-fired power will continue to grow over the next five years, according to the International Energy Agency’s Medium-Term Coal Market Report.  

Areva clinches control systems deal for China nuclear reactors


French nuclear technology company Areva has won a deal to provide instrumentation and control systems for two new reactors in China.

Australian PM proposes coal and nuclear export plan for Ukraine


The prime minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, is keen to assist struggling Ukraine by providing coal and uranium to the country’s power plants, thereby easing the beleaguered eastern European nation’s energy security woes.

Russia and India to build 10 new nuclear reactors


Russia and India have agreed to jointly build at least 10 new Indian nuclear reactors by 2035.

E.ON says Eneva bankruptcy will have ‘no material effect’


Germany’s top utility, E.ON, says the bankruptcy of Brazilian power firm Eneva, which it controls, will have no effect on its underlying net income.

Confidence in new nuclear grows in UK but women remain sceptical


Support for the construction of new nuclear power plants in the UK has grown by more than 10 per cent over the past decade, but there remains a noticeable gap in attitudes between men and women towards the sector.

Russia resumes Ukraine gas shipments


Russia began delivering gas to Ukraine today for the first time since cutting off supplies in June, Ukraine’s gas transport firm has said.

China to resume approvals for nuclear newbuild


In a first step toward a planned expansion of its nuclear fleet, China has announced that it will begin granting approvals for newbuild plants along its coast.

On-site hydropower for UK hotel


A 6 kW waterwheel has been installed in the UK’s Lake District to supply power to the Langdale Hotel and Spa near Ambleside.

De Rivaz confident on Hinkley despite Areva problems


Vincent De Rivaz, chief executive of EDF, Reassured the audience at the Nuclear Industry Association’s annual conference that the UK’s flagship nuclear new build project will not be derailed.

E.ON chief open to nuclear ‘bad bank’ idea


The chief executive of E.ON says the German utility is not opposed to the possibility of a public foundation being formed for the purposes of funding the decommissioning of the country’s nuclear power plants.

Finnish parliament approves Russian-supplied nuclear plant


The parliament of Finland has backed a plan to allow Russia-state owned Rosatom to build a $7.4bn, 1200 MW nuclear power plant.

One in ten UK power plants suffer ‘issues’ during start-up


The recent mixed results from National Grid's Supplementary Balancing Reserve (SBR) has much to do with the ageing profile of the UK’s power plant portfolio, with around one in ten of the UK’s power plants experiencing difficulties in starting up.

Germany emissions agreement could see 10 GW of coal power closed


Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet has agreed to cut carbon emissions by 78 million metric tonnes by 2020 and the decision could see up to 10 GW of coal-fired power plants in the country being shut down.

Chinese nuclear operator achieves record-breaking IPO


CGN Power, China’s biggest nuclear power producer, has raised a record-breaking US$3.16bn in its initial public offering (IPO) this week.