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Areva signs fuel deal for EDF French nuclear fleet


Areva has signed a deal to provide fuel for EDF’s fleet of French nuclear reactors until 2021.

Safety requirements to put an end to Swedish nuclear reactors


It is expected that four of Sweden’s oldest reactors will be taken offline in the next four years as shortening lifespans call spending on safety into question.

French government may row back on nuclear plant decision


The French energy minister appears to have left the door open for retaining the services of the country’s oldest nuclear power plant.

Westinghouse continues to challenge Eskom on nuclear contract decision


Toshiba-owned Westinghouse has decided to maintain its legal challenge against Eskom for the South African state utility for its award of a valuable nuclear power contract to French rivals Areva.

Unease in Finland over Russian-designed nuclear reactor


The Finnish government has come under fire for approving a Russian-built nuclear reactor despite reservations over its design as well as the political implications associated with it.

Austrian environment minister backs blocking UK nuclear plan


An Austrian minister is calling on the European Court of Justice to prevent the UK from pursuing its plan to pay a guaranteed price to EDF for energy produced at the Hinkley point nuclear power plant.

Westinghouse opens first outage control centre


Westinghouse has opened its first outage control centre to provide monitoring and response to utility outage operations at US nuclear power plants.

Japanese politician calls for "sub-nuclear society" powered by gas and CHP


A member of Japan’s parliament has said the future of his nation’s industry depends on a “sub-nuclear” society fuelled by combined-cycle gas-fired power plants and distributed energy generation.

Japan to sign on to nuclear disaster compensation pact


Japan is considering a move to join an international convention on nuclear disaster compensation, the nation’s chief cabinet secretary said this week.

Paving the way for progress


We outline the status of several key power projects that are helping to shape a new energy mix in the Middle East.

EU gives ‘go-ahead’ for Hinkley Point C


The European Commission is reported to have agreed terms with the UK government to clear the way for EDF to build the £16bn Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.

Hitachi to open European Nuclear Research Centre in UK


Hitachi is to open the European Nuclear Research Centre (ENRC) in the UK.

Japan’s Obuchi to oversee nuclear restart programme


Japan's first female economy, trade and industry minister, Yuko Obuchi, is set to be a lightning rod for the nation's nuclear debate. 

EDF boss warns staff over Scotland independence


Vincent de Rivaz, the boss of EDF Energy in the UK, has urged his staff in Scotland to think of the company’s interests when they vote in tomorrow’s independence referendum.

Global demand response capacity to reach 196 GW by 2023


The total worldwide capacity of demand response programmes is expected to grow from 30.8 GW in 2014 to more than 196.6 GW by 2023, according to a new report from analysis firm Navigant Research.

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.