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Taiwan PM resolute in sticking to nuclear power plan

22/04/2014

The Prime Minister of Taiwan, Jiang Yi-huah, says his country will forge ahead with plans to build a nuclear power plant, despite a vigorous opposition.

China reinforces clean energy message

22/04/2014

Already the world’s biggest investor in renewable power generation, China has emphasised that focus with a renewed statement of plans to boost construction of wind and solar power plants.

Power plant closure applications rise in Germany

17/04/2014

BNetzA, the German grid regulator, has revealed that German power plant operators have filed applications to shut a combined capacity of 7740 MW of power generation units.

Power Engineering International Newscast

17/04/2014

This week’s Newscast stories lead with the RWE AGM – primarily the speech made by chief executive Peter Terium in Essen, Germany.

Areva retained for UK nuclear waste project

16/04/2014

Areva announced this week that it has been retained as part of a consortium set to take charge of a major nuclear waste project in the UK.

Germany may have to pay back $3bn to nuclear utilities

16/04/2014

Another court ruling has found against the German government for decisions made, which had a detrimental effect on the country’s nuclear industry.

Alstom to make significant contribution to Chinese nuclear

16/04/2014

Alstom is confident that it will be heavily influential in the development of Chinese nuclear power capacity.

Sanctions won’t have impact on Finnish nuclear – Rosatom

16/04/2014

Russian state-owned Rosatom says it believes international sanctions are unlikely to have an effect on the company’s work at Pyhajoki nuclear power plant.

UN advocates tripling of renewables and nuclear energy

14/04/2014

A report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that the world needs to drastically change its energy policy in order to avoid dangerous levels of global warming.

Japan opts to reactivate nuclear power plants and expand thermal capacity

11/04/2014

The Japanese government has reversed a decision to pull out of nuclear power and instead decided to reactivate nuclear plants that have met stringent safety criteria.

Westinghouse comes to Ukraine’s rescue with nuclear plant supply

11/04/2014

Westinghouse Electric has extended a contract with Energoatom, Ukraine’s nuclear power operator, to supply fuel to nuclear power plants until 2020.

$15bn Czech nuclear power project cancelled

10/04/2014

The president of the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman, has called for a $15bn tender designated for the expansion of the country’s Temelin nuclear power project to be replaced with a new contest with more bidders.

Russian funding increases for Turkish nuclear plant

10/04/2014

A fresh injection of $1.39bn has been provided to the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey as construction of the plant draws closer.

European Commission passes state aid guidelines

09/04/2014

The European Commission has adopted new rules on public support for projects in the energy sector.

ABB to invest $300m in Chinese production hub

09/04/2014

ABB has announced plans to invest up to $300m in Xiamen, China over the next five years.

Funding approved for $5.2bn Slovakian nuclear plant

09/04/2014

The construction of two new units at the Mochovce nuclear power plant moved a step closer this week when shareholders of the Slovak power utility Slovenské Elektrárne (SE), the state and the Italian energy company Enel agreed to provide additional funding necessary for completion of the third and fourth units of the plant.

French energy law to see nuclear power halved by 2025

09/04/2014

The French Prime Minister has reiterated President Hollande’s pledge to reduce the country’s dependency on nuclear power and announced that the new energy policy will be in place “before the summer.”

Merkel government approves energy reform law

08/04/2014

Reform of Germany’s renewable energy sector is to take place after Angela Merkel’s government passed legislation on the subject.

US suspends nuclear power agreements with Rosatom

04/04/2014

The fallout from Russia’s annexation of Crimea has had yet another implication for the energy sector, this time affecting nuclear power.

Power Engineering International Newscast

04/04/2014

This week’s top stories on Power Engineering International Newscast include Chancellor Merkel’s decision to soften her approach to wind subsidy cuts.