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France could face power shortage due to reactor closures, says TSO


France could face a winter power shortage as soon as next year due to the planned closure of two of its nuclear reactors, the nation’s grid operator has warned.

Is public acceptance a business risk for the nuclear industry?


Having spent a day at the World Nuclear Association’s (WNA) annual Symposium in London, this reporter came away with the view that the nuclear sector’s key focus at present centres on two issues: security of fuel supply and public acceptance of nuclear power.

Russia set to build new Iranian power plants


Russia's energy minister has said Russia is interested in building new power plants in Iran as well as refurbishing the nation’s older plants.

Final safety approval given for Japan nuclear plant restart


Japan's nuclear regulator has given final safety approval for utility Kyushu Electric Power to restart the two reactors at its Sendai plant.

Chinese firm is sole bidder for Romanian nuclear project


A Chinese company has submitted the only bid in a tender to construct a Romanian nuclear power project, state-owned power producer Nuclearelectrica has announced.

Dubai shortlists companies in clean coal plant tender


Dubai’s state-owned utility has shortlisted eight companies in a tender for the construction of a 1200 MW clean coal-fired power plant, UAE officials have announced.

PwC report highlights UK progress in renewable energy


Despite an apparent move away from growing its renewable energy sector, data compiled by PwC shows that Britain posted a record 34 per jump in green power last year.

China and Argentina in $2bn nuclear power agreement


China has agreed to lend assistance to Argentina in its bid to build its fourth nuclear power plant.

Australia-India uranium deal to assist Indian nuclear power drive


A deal between the Australian and Indian governments looks set to boost Australia’s uranium industry as well as India’s nuclear power ambitions.

German construction giant blames Energiewende for gloomy outlook


Bilfinger, one of Germany’s largest construction groups, has delivered a third profit warning since June, and has apportioned some of the blame for its problems on the performance of its power division, which has been impacted by Energiewende.

Power Engineering International Magazine – latest issue


The latest issue of Power Engineering International Magazine is now online with some outstanding news and analysis of the global renewable, coal, gas and nuclear power generation industries.

New power market data released by German statistics office


The German Federal Statistical Office (destatis) has presented new data focusing on the dependence of the EU Member States on foreign energy imports in 2012.

Saudi announces first plant as part of ambitious nuclear programme


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced that its first nuclear reactor will be under construction by the end of this year.

Olkiluoto finally set to operate almost a decade late


Areva has announced that the troubled Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in Finland will be operational in 2018, nine years later than originally scheduled.

Cavendish Fluor takes over decommissioning of 12 UK nuclear sites


Cavendish Fluor Partnership (CFP) has been formally awarded a multi-billion pound contract to handle the nuclear decommissioning of 12 reactors in the UK.

An interesting experiment on LinkedIn


From time to time it’s interesting to post news of a success story from one industry into a group which caters for a rival industry. You can learn a lot from the cynicism involved.

Gas-fired power dominated UK energy sector in Q2


A combination of coal-fired power plant outages and falling gas prices saw a surge in gas-fired power in the UK in the second quarter of this year.

UK fossil fuel power plummeted in Q1


The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change has released statistics showing a big decrease in the amount of power being generated by coal and gas in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the previous year.

Abu Dhabi’s nuclear plant makes impressive progress


Over half of Abu Dhabi’s first nuclear power plant is already in place and its rate of progress has impressed the International Atomic Energy Agency.

German regulator advocates continuing use of coal power


The president of Germany’s Federal Network Agency (BnetzA) says the country must maintain its dependency on coal-fired power in order to guarantee its energy security.