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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.

Germany faces nuclear shutdown conundrum


The prospect of the German taxpayer paying to cover nuclear reactor shutdowns is a live one as utilities continue to struggle, according to a government report.

Austrian lawsuit over Hinkley has two months to be filed


Governments and any other parties wishing to file a lawsuit with the European Court of Justice over the decision to approve state aid for Hinkley Point have eight weeks to do so starting from today.

Transparency in energy deals up for discussion at EU summit


Europe is upping the ante on transparency in energy contracts, with the bloc’s heads of state set to meet at a summit to discuss European Energy Union this week.

Project Update


French company Areva has signed a pact with Hungarian engineering firm Evopro to collaborate on nuclear and renewable energy technologies.

The T&D challenge of grid expansion


Deciding the best route and technology for new high voltage power transmission lines means balancing conflicting technical, social, environmental and cost considerations.

UK government slammed for energy security measures


The UK government has come under fire from the House of Lords over its recent record on energy security.

New Areva chief outlines new approach


Areva will no longer be concerned with working across the entire nuclear power sector and will focus on supplying nuclear reactor components.

Fortum disposes of Swedish electricity grid business for $6.9bn


Fortum has followed up the sale of its Finnish grid business two years ago by offloading it Swedish grid business to a group of Swedish pension funds and Canada’s Borealis.

Scientific breakthrough could lead to nuclear safety improvements


A British academic has developed a system of sound waves that could discover dangerous cracks in nuclear power plants.

European Commission “not blocking” construction of Paks nuclear power plant


Brussels is seeking a change to the fuel supply aspect involved in the expansion of the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary, but is not challenging the expansion of the facility itself.

Offshore wind - using the Danish experience to draw comparisons


The following should help explain why Denmark's championing of offshore wind will ultimately benefit the country's citizens, by contrast with the decisions made by other member states such as the UK, who have opted to go with nuclear power.

Saudi leads Middle East and Africa $717bn power plant boom


Major economies in the Middle East and Africa are set to invest over $717bn in power generation projects in the coming years to increase generating capacity by 379 GW, according to a new report.

Luxembourg confirms opposition to Hinkley Point nuclear power plant deal


Luxembourg has confirmed that it will back Austria in filing a lawsuit against the European Commission for the decision to allow billions of pounds of subsidies for Hinkley Point C, casting fresh doubt over the UK’s first planned nuclear reactors in 20 years.

RWE announces 45 per cent decline in full-year profit


The Energiewende continues to impact on Germany’s traditional electricity generators, with RWE announcing a 45 percent decline in full-year profit following a slump in power prices.

EDF shares dip as minister fuels Areva speculation


Comments by the French energy minister have led to a 4.2 per cent drop in shares for EDF.

UK government looks for golden share in nuclear power project


The British government is seeking to head off potential legal challenges to its Hinkley Point C nuclear power project by holding a “golden share” in the £24.5bn EDF facility.