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South Africa takes fresh step on nuclear


The South African government has announced that it is set to launch a tender process to build nuclear power plants, as the country continues to struggle with outages caused by poor, ageing power infrastructure.

The point about Hinkley


As the EC approves plans for Hinkley Point C, PEi looks at what the decision means for the UK and the global nuclear market.

Areva clinches control systems deal for China nuclear reactors


French nuclear technology company Areva has won a deal to provide instrumentation and control systems for two new reactors in China.

Russia and India to build 10 new nuclear reactors


Russia and India have agreed to jointly build at least 10 new Indian nuclear reactors by 2035.

Confidence in new nuclear grows in UK but women remain sceptical


Support for the construction of new nuclear power plants in the UK has grown by more than 10 per cent over the past decade, but there remains a noticeable gap in attitudes between men and women towards the sector.

China to resume approvals for nuclear newbuild


In a first step toward a planned expansion of its nuclear fleet, China has announced that it will begin granting approvals for newbuild plants along its coast.

De Rivaz confident on Hinkley despite Areva problems


Vincent De Rivaz, chief executive of EDF, Reassured the audience at the Nuclear Industry Association’s annual conference that the UK’s flagship nuclear new build project will not be derailed.

Finnish parliament approves Russian-supplied nuclear plant


The parliament of Finland has backed a plan to allow Russia-state owned Rosatom to build a $7.4bn, 1200 MW nuclear power plant.

Germany emissions agreement could see 10 GW of coal power closed


Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet has agreed to cut carbon emissions by 78 million metric tonnes by 2020 and the decision could see up to 10 GW of coal-fired power plants in the country being shut down.

Areva "open to all options" in bid to reduce debt


The chief operating officer of troubled French nuclear and offshore wind company Areva has said his firm is open to all options in a bid to reduce its debt.

Abbott puts Australian nuclear power on the table


Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said he has "no theological objection" to nuclear power, but that a potential Australian nuclear sector would not be subsidized.  

Gas powers UK electricity generation in Q3


The temporary closure of nuclear power units, coal station outages and lower-than-expected gas prices fuelled a surge in gas-fired power generation in the third quarter of the year.

Firms queue up for new Czech nuclear plant


Five companies have expressed their interest in a developing a new nuclear reactor planned by the Czech government.

Nuclear and renewables to benefit in $2trn Chinese anti-pollution drive


The practicalities behind the China-US agreement on emissions last week are coming into focus.

Turkey and US sign wind power deal


Turkey and the US have signed a memorandum of understanding which aims to increase their co-operation on wind power.

IEA chief advocates reactivation of Japanese nuclear plants


The executive director of the International Energy Agency has warned that Japan’s CO2 emissions will grow significantly without returning to nuclear power.

EDF blames Areva for delay in next generation nuclear plant


Embattled Areva is being blamed for EDF’s decision to postpone its flagship Flamanville nuclear power plant for an additional year.

‘Diffidence’ of investors to power sector set to continue


New analysis of the power market undertaken by top global insurance company Marsh shows that diffidence by the investment community towards funding the sector is set to continue.

Ex-Citroen chief set to take over at Areva


The French government is set to appoint former Peugeot Citroen CEO Philippe Varin to become chairman of struggling state-owned nuclear group Areva.

Two nuclear power plants for Iran


Russia’s Rosatom has signed an agreement to build two nuclear power plants in Iran.