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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

South Korea to build Saudi nuclear power plants


Saudi Arabia and South Korea are to co-operate on developing nuclear power, the two nations have announced.

Areva chiefs outline new strategy following record loss for nuclear reactor maker


The heads of French nuclear reactor firm, Areva, are looking to trim costs by €1bn each year as it seeks to address a record loss of €4.8bn for 2014.

Nuclear power group Areva announces $5.6bn loss


Areva, the nuclear reactor builder has announced losses of $5.6bn for 2014.

Hungarian nuclear power plant could be blocked by Brussels


The proposed plan to build two 1200 MW nuclear reactors at Paks in Hungary has come under scrutiny by the European Commission and may be blocked.

FANC continues to look to science for answers to reactor vessel damage


Belgian energy corporation, Electrabel, is examining every available aspect of material science as it seeks to understand the reasons for the corrosion that compromised its reactor pressure vessels at Doel 3 and Tihange nuclear power plants.

Calls for global nuclear plant inspections following Belgian findings


Belgian Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) director-general Jans Bens has called for careful inspection of all 430 nuclear facilities globally.

Report shows decline in UK power generation contracts


The latest EIC Monitor report shows an overall drop of 25 per cent in contracting activity across UK power generation sectors in Q4 2014.

Uncertainty remains as to potency of Austrian challenge to Hinkley


While advocates of nuclear power are confident the Hinkley Point project will proceed past intended Austrian roadblocks, there is still a degree of uncertainty among qualified observers as to how the story will eventually unfold.

EDF announces fall in profits, reassures on Hinkley decision


French energy giant EDF has reported a drop in profits for 2014, citing mild winter weather, unplanned downtime at two of its UK nuclear power plants and “challenging market conditions”.

UK threatens diplomatic war on Austria over nuclear power lawsuit


A diplomatic cable indicating repercussions for Austria if it doesn’t drop its opposition to the UK’s nuclear power project at Hinkley Point has been leaked to the mainstream media.

Russia and Egypt sign up to nuclear power deal


Russia's Vladimir Putin and Egypt's Abdel Fattah el-Sisi have signed a preliminary agreement to cooperate on building a nuclear power plant.

Areva signs nuclear and renewables pact with Hungary


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

Japan debates nuclear's share in 2030 energy mix


Nuclear power’s share in Japan's future energy mix is under debate ahead of June’s Group of Seven summit in Germany.