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New minister says ‘safe’ nuclear reactors will be re-started in Japan


Japan’s new Trade minister, Yoichi Miyazawa, says he will continue with the policy of re-starting nuclear reactors that are deemed safe by the atomic regulator.

Areva chief Oursel steps down


The chief executive of Areva has stepped down ahead of a management reorganisation at the nuclear group.

Czechs consider new reactor in existing nuclear power plant


The junior partner in the current Czech coalition government says adding a new reactor at the Dukovany nuclear power plant is “a logical step” in the country’s energy strategy.

Vattenfall demands $6bn in compensation from Germany


Swedish power company, Vattenfall, is the latest to file for damages against the German government for the shutting down of its nuclear power plants four years ago.

Sinop nuclear power plant set to commence in 2023


The consortium behind Turkey’s Sinop nuclear power plant have scheduled the facility to come online in 2023.

Levy to replace Proglio at EDF?


Speculation is rife in France that the head of Europe’s biggest power generator, and the world’s biggest atomic operator, is set to be replaced.

Technology Update


A team of scientists at the University of Sheffield in the UK have become the first to fabricate perovskite solar cells using a spray-painting process - a discovery they claim could help cut the cost of solar electricity.

South Korean city says no to nuclear plant in "illegal" referendum


Residents of a South Korean city have voted against the construction of a nuclear power plant in a referendum which the government refuses to recognize as legal.

Almunia says Hinkley approval sets no precedent


European Commission vice-president Joaquín Almunia said today that the EC’s approval for Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in the UK “will not set any precedents”.

European Commission votes approval for Hinkley Point


Brussels has voted to allow the UK’s newest nuclear power plant to go ahead, after receiving final approval from the European Commission.

CEZ mulls nuclear expansion plan


Czech utility CEZ is considering the possibility of expanding its nuclear power capacity.

Swedish government moves to force shutdown of older nuclear reactors


With Sweden’s new government in place, its goal to shut down the nation’s older nuclear reactors is proceeding toward becoming policy.

Future of one of EU’s largest coal plants under scrutiny


Longannet, one of the largest coal-fired power stations in Europe, is in danger of closure.

E.ON files for $481m in damages against German government


Angela Merkel’s German government is facing a $481m compensation claim from E.ON over regulations imposed on the company’s nuclear power plants following the Fukushima disaster three years ago.

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.

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.

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.