More Nuclear Reactors News

Tougher taxes spell the end for older Swedish nuclear fleet

30/10/2014

Higher taxes being imposed by Sweden’s new left-wing government, coupled with higher maintenance costs, are likely to lead to the shutdown of several of the country’s older nuclear reactors.

Cold winter threat to Europe’s power supplies

28/10/2014

Europe is under grave threat of blackouts this winter, particularly if the season proves to be particularly cold, according to a study by Cap Gemini.

Finnish nuclear dispute rages on as consortium claim increases to $4.4bn

27/10/2014

Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) is continuing to maintain its stance that the parties behind the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant are responsible for the projects delays, despite the Areva-Siemens partnership upping its compensation claim to $4.4bn.

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

21/10/2014

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

21/10/2014

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

20/10/2014

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

16/10/2014

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

15/10/2014

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

Levy to replace Proglio at EDF?

15/10/2014

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

14/10/2014

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

10/10/2014

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

08/10/2014

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

08/10/2014

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

08/10/2014

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

Swedish government moves to force shutdown of older nuclear reactors

07/10/2014

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

06/10/2014

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

02/10/2014

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

02/10/2014

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

02/10/2014

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

01/10/2014

The French energy minister appears to have left the door open for retaining the services of the country’s oldest nuclear power plant.