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Nuclear new build will boost UK economy by à‚£5bn a year

The UK government's nuclear new build plans could boost the country's UK by more than £5bn a year, according to a new report.

EDF chooses joint venture partner for UK nuclear plant

EDF Energy has selected a joint venture (JV) between Bouygues TP and Laing O'Rourke for the civils work contract to build the proposed $3.1bn (£2bn) nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, UK.

EDF to increase investment in UK nuclear operations

EDF Energy will increase its current £300m a year investment on UK nuclear plants to adopt extra safety rules imposed by Britain's nuclear regulator after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

EDF’s nuclear fleet in UK passes EU tests

EDF Energy's nuclear fleet has passed EU stress tests introduced in the wake of the reactor accident at Fukushima.

EUROPE

Investment in transmission grids will need to almost double in the next 20 years if European Union decarbonisation targets are to be met, according to an energy thinktank.

EDF secures major electricity supply contract in UK

The British Government Procurement Service has awarded EDF Energy, the UK subsidiary of EDF, an electricity supply contract that is said to be the UK's largest by annual volume.

UK power market reform: Too much too soon?

UK Energy Secretary Chris Huhne’s ‘seismic’ plans for Electricity Market Reform (EMR), announced last December, were in hindsight trumpeted with a few ill-chosen words. Just three months later a very real seismic event in Japan was to violently shake efforts to redraw the map of power provision for a low-carbon future including nuclear power.

Is China looking west to invest?

The People’s Republic of China continues to be a market that many western businesses want to conquer. However, are we seeing a change in the air as a growing number of Chinese companies appear to be looking to invest outside of their domestic power market, and more specifically in the West?

Europe’s nuclear renaissance: stalled or speeding ahead?

Is the hype over a so-called European ‘nuclear renaissance’ just that – hype? Deputy Editor and conference director of PennWell’s new conference and exhibition Nuclear Power Europe, Tim Probert examines the evidence.

Chain reaction: supplying the skills for new build nuclear

The UK is at the forefront of the so-called nuclear renaissance. Forward-thinking licensing and regulatory arrangements have, according to Areva, made the UK the most attractive country for new build and a model for the rest of Europe and the world.

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