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China’s first domestically produced nuclear reactor approved


China’s State Council has issued a statement announcing its approval of the first demonstration unit of China’s Hualong-1 nuclear reactor.

$3bn investment injection for Dubai solar plant


Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is to invest $3bn to boost the generation capacity of the country’s largest solar power plant from 1 GW to 3 GW.

Nuclear fuel assembly market to exceed $32bn by 2025


New research from GlobalData indicates that the global market value for nuclear fuel assembly will increase from approximately $22.2bn in 2014 to just under $32.1bn by 2025, representing a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 2.5 per cent.

Slovakian government mulls buying back Enel’s local utility


The Slovakian Prime Minister confirmed the government is considering taking over electricity producer Slovenkse Elektrarne from Enel.

German energy union says power plant new builds in doubt


BDEW, the German energy industry association, says there is potential for 53 per cent of 39 power plants scheduled to be built in Germany over the next decade to be cancelled.

Industrial strikes cut French energy capacity by 3.7 GW


Unplanned outages were responsible for lack of availability of five power plant facilities in France on Thursday.

India keen to advance progress of ‘World’s largest’ nuclear power plant


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to use a state visit to Paris this week to accelerate plans for what will be the world’s largest nuclear power plant, if it goes ahead.

New hiccup for Areva as defect discovered in new French reactor


Areva has suffered the latest in a sequence of setbacks with the news that flawed steel has been discovered in a crucial part of the nuclear reactor being developed at Flamanville, France.

Hinkley delays lead to calls for switch in focus to small nuclear reactors


The delay in progressing with Britain’s nuclear power plant programme is leading to calls for a move towards developing small modular reactors instead.

China and Russia to expand nuclear co-operation


China and Russia are reportedly holding talks aimed at expanding their co-operation around nuclear power.

Cameron urges EDF to complete Hinkley Point C process


UK Prime Minister David Cameron has told EDF it wants a ‘quick decision’ on the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant project.

Jobs at risk at Hinkley Point C as EDF postpones work


Around 400 jobs are at risk at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant construction in south-western England as the owners of the project have yet to make a final investment decision.

Gabriel faces strong resistance to power plant climate fee


Germany’s economic affairs minister, Sigmar Gabriel, is facing vigorous opposition to his proposal for power plants to pay a new climate protection fee.

Amec Foster Wheeler awarded nine-year UK nuclear power deal


EDF Energy has awarded Amec Foster Wheeler with a contract worth up to £15m a year to provide project management services to all of EDF Energy's UK nuclear power stations.

Austria reinforces position on Hinkley Point


The Austrian government has reiterated its determination to take the European Commission to court once the approved decision on Hinkley Point nuclear power plant is officially entered into law.

Leak at Scottish nuclear power plant


An investigation has been launched after a radiation leak was discovered at the Torness nuclear power plant in East Lothian, Scotland.

Hungary to follow Finnish model to satisfy EU on nuclear power deal


The Hungarian government has accepted recommendations from the European Commission that may enable the Paks II nuclear power plant development to go ahead.

Jordan and Russia in $10bn nuclear power deal


Jordan and Russia signed a $10bn deal this week to build Jordan’s first nuclear power plant.  

German government planning 4 GW reserve capacity scheme


A document from the German government proposes the construction of eight new power plants providing around 4 GW in back-up capacity.

Beijing schedules closure of final coal-fired power plants


China’s capital city is replacing its remaining coal-fired power plants with four gas-fired power stations.