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Europe needs 100+ new nuclear reactors by 2050 says trade group


Europe will need to commission over 100 nuclear reactors by 2050 in order to achieve its energy objectives, nuclear trade association Foratom has said.

MoU signed for development of world-first nuclear reactor


China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with US-based nuclear technology firm TerraPower for development of what will be the world’s first travelling wave nuclear reactor.  

Engie adjusts profit forecast after Belgian nuclear outages


French power giant Engie has adjusted its profit forecast for this year after taking into account the financial effects of ongoing outages at two Belgian nuclear power plants on a subsidiary company.

Hollande in U-turn on Fessenheim nuclear plant


French president Francois Hollande has said that the country’s oldest nuclear power plant will not be closed by next year, despite pledging that it would shut during his election campaign.

Areva wins contract to service German nuclear power plants


Areva will provide outage services for E.ON’s nuclear power plants after winning the contract this week.

UK gives £2bn backing to Hinkley Point nuclear project


The UK government has reaffirmed its commitment to Hinkley Point C new nuclear power station by unveiling a £2bn ($3.1bn) infrastructure guarantee to help fund construction of the £24.5bn plant.

De Rivaz slams Hinkley Point C critics and confirms decision imminent


The chief executive of EDF Energy, Vincent De Rivaz, says the final investment decision on Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant is close to hand following rigorous planning, but took aim at what he called ‘doubters and procrastinators’ whose ends were to derail the project.

Nuclear to account for 25 per cent share of power generation mix by 2050 - WNA


Agneta Rising, Director General of the World Nuclear Association, told delegates at the organisation’s annual symposium in London on Thursday that the nuclear power industry ought to aim for a quarter of the global power generation mix by mid-century.

Osborne defends Hinkley Point C nuclear power project


The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer has had to rigorously defend the government’s position in moving forward with the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project.

UK government set to approve Chinese nuclear project


The British government is expected to fully approve a nuclear power project at the Bradwell site in Essex, England next month.

Swedish nuclear plant future threatened as investment cut


The board of Sweden's Ringhals nuclear power plant has decided to limit investments into its two oldest reactors, Ringhals-1 and Ringhals-2, majority owner and operator Vattenfall, said on Friday.

EDF chief admits Hinkley Point C to be delayed


Jean-Bernard Levy, EDF's chief executive, has confirmed that the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant has been delayed and will not start generating power in 2023 as planned.

IAEA releases final Fukushima report


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) this week released its final, comprehensive report on Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

EDF-Areva to take on the cost of Hinkley Point C nuclear over runs


EDF-Areva has confirmed that it will bear the cost of any over runs associated with the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project.

Japan moves forward with nuclear restart


The world’s largest nuclear power plant is one step further toward restarting this week with an announcement by Japan's nuclear regulator that two of the plant’s reactors have been placed on a priority list for the necessary safety screening.

Details emerge on Areva-EDF deal


Areva has agreed to sell a majority stake of its nuclear reactor business to EDF.

French government ponders €5bn rescue for Areva


A rescue package for troubled French nuclear group Areva could see the French government having to pay up to €5bn.

Former energy secretary berates Hinkley Point C nuclear project


The UK’s flagship new nuclear power project at Hinkley Point C has been described as “one of the worst deals ever” for British consumers and industry by a Conservative former energy secretary.

Austrian legal challenge to Hinkley Point is ‘doomed to fail’


The Austrian legal challenge lodged yesterday against the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant in the UK is “doomed to fail” according to Britain’s union for nuclear workers.