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China reinforces clean energy message


Already the world’s biggest investor in renewable power generation, China has emphasised that focus with a renewed statement of plans to boost construction of wind and solar power plants.

Power plant closure applications rise in Germany


BNetzA, the German grid regulator, has revealed that German power plant operators have filed applications to shut a combined capacity of 7740 MW of power generation units.

Germany may have to pay back $3bn to nuclear utilities


Another court ruling has found against the German government for decisions made, which had a detrimental effect on the country’s nuclear industry.

Sanctions won’t have impact on Finnish nuclear – Rosatom


Russian state-owned Rosatom says it believes international sanctions are unlikely to have an effect on the company’s work at Pyhajoki nuclear power plant.

UN advocates tripling of renewables and nuclear energy


A report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that the world needs to drastically change its energy policy in order to avoid dangerous levels of global warming.

Japan opts to reactivate nuclear power plants and expand thermal capacity


The Japanese government has reversed a decision to pull out of nuclear power and instead decided to reactivate nuclear plants that have met stringent safety criteria.

Westinghouse comes to Ukraine’s rescue with nuclear plant supply


Westinghouse Electric has extended a contract with Energoatom, Ukraine’s nuclear power operator, to supply fuel to nuclear power plants until 2020.

$15bn Czech nuclear power project cancelled


The president of the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman, has called for a $15bn tender designated for the expansion of the country’s Temelin nuclear power project to be replaced with a new contest with more bidders.

Russian funding increases for Turkish nuclear plant


A fresh injection of $1.39bn has been provided to the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey as construction of the plant draws closer.

French energy law to see nuclear power halved by 2025


The French Prime Minister has reiterated President Hollande’s pledge to reduce the country’s dependency on nuclear power and announced that the new energy policy will be in place “before the summer.”

US suspends nuclear power agreements with Rosatom


The fallout from Russia’s annexation of Crimea has had yet another implication for the energy sector, this time affecting nuclear power.

Regulator orders Swedish nuclear operators to install independent core cooling


The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has ruled that the country’s nuclear reactors must be equipped with independent core cooling systems by 2020, taking into account lessons from the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

E.ON’s nuclear plant closure threatens Bavarian energy security


E.ON  is citing unprofitability as the prime motive for plans to shut down the 1.3 GW Grafenrheinfeld nuclear reactor in May 2015, seven months ahead of the planned shutdown under Germany's nuclear phase-out law.

Cavendish Fluor wins $11bn nuclear decommissioning contract


The Cavendish Fluor consortium has been chosen by the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to carry out a major decommissioning programme of the country’s 12 nuclear sites.

Japan looks to thermal power for energy security


Japanese utilities are looking to coal-fired power investment in a bid to bridge the gap created by the shutting down of nuclear power plants in the country.

UK nuclear research groups sign collaboration pact


Britain’s two leading nuclear energy research bodies have today signed an agreement to work more closely together.

E.ON undecided on early nuclear plant closure


E.ON has not yet made a decision on whether to close its Grafenrheinfeld nuclear plant in southern Germany, despite reports from the Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper that it intends to close the facility earlier than expected.

China rushes to develop thorium power potential


The Chinese government has requested its nuclear scientists develop the world’s first thorium nuclear power plant by 2024.

Tunnel visioned on success


India's nuclear strategy is ambitious and long-term, yet it remains to be seen whether its decades-long commitment to a closed-cycle nuclear programme can produce the vast quantities of secure, safe and relatively cheap nuclear power originally envisaged.

Former nuclear regulatory chief advocates end of nuclear power


A former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says he believes nuclear should be completely phased out, following the Fukushima disaster.