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    1. December 4, 2014

      Oursel dies weeks after quitting as Areva chief

      Luc Oursel, the former chief executive of Areva, has died just over a month after resigning from the French state-owned...

    2. November 26, 2014

      Changing of the guard at the top of the French energy sector

      Power of four There is a rarely seen simultaneous changing of the guard taking place at the top of the powerful French...

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    1. Nick Butler

      November 23, 2014

      How to choose a CEO in the energy industry

      Patrick Pouyanne, the new chief executive of Total, speaks at a conference in London on October 30  © BEN STANSALL / AFP /...

    2. November 19, 2014

      Areva: black holes

      One definition of the heart of darkness: being down a mine when the lights go out. Areva, the French uranium miner and...

    3. November 19, 2014

      Areva shares fall sharply on financial targets rethink

      Shares in Areva fell sharply after the French nuclear company suspended its financial targets for the next two years and...

    4. November 18, 2014

      EDF in fresh delay for flagship nuclear plant

      French state-owned nuclear company EDF has delayed by a year construction of its flagship next generation plant in...

    5. November 17, 2014

      Paris set to appoint Varin head of nuclear group Areva

      The French government has decided on Philippe Varin, the former chief executive of carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroën, to become...

    6. October 20, 2014

      Areva chief steps down citing ill health

      The chief executive of French nuclear group Areva has announced plans to step down due to health concerns after months of...

    7. June 23, 2014

      UK nuclear clean-up bill rises by £6.6bn

      The bill faced by taxpayers for the clean-up of Sellafield and Britain’s other nuclear sites will be £6.6bn more than...

    8. June 3, 2014

      France financial prosecutor searches Areva headquarters

      France’s financial prosecutor has searched the headquarters of state-controlled nuclear group Areva in an escalating...

    9. April 28, 2014

      Hollande defies history in stance on Siemens-Alstom deal

      There is an irony in the French government’s willingness to consider Siemens as a potential saviour for Alstom, amid public...

    10. April 27, 2014

      Thwarted Immelt heads back to France

      In the autumn of 2009 Jeff Immelt, chief executive of General Electric, flew to Paris twice in an attempt to secure...

    11. March 25, 2014

      France strives to improve its trade position with China

      France is putting its grandest palaces, finest wines and best businesses on display for President Xi Jinping this week as it...

    12. November 25, 2013

      French mood cools on nuclear question

      The oil shock of the early 1970s prompted a revolution in the French energy sector. With few natural energy resources of its...

    13. beyondbrics

      November 18, 2013

      CEZ Temelin project: will it ever happen?

      By Nicholas Watson of bne A new Czech government is in the final stages of being formed, but its make-up will probably mean...

    14. October 21, 2013

      Deal offers distant benefits for consumers and security for EDF

      Why is the government’s deal with EDF to build a new nuclear plant in Somerset so important? The two new reactors at Hinkley...

    15. October 21, 2013

      Hinkley Point C is pivotal for industry’s future

      The £16bn deal to develop a new reactor in Somerset was billed as the start of the UK’s “next generation of nuclear power”...

    16. October 21, 2013

      EDF: energy bar

      If you want your trains to run on time, call the Swiss. If it is nuclear power you want, call Paris. EDF was always going to...

    17. October 17, 2013

      UK wants Chinese nuclear to help move to a low-carbon economy

      The UK will allow a majority-owned Chinese nuclear power station on its shores as part of its transition away from fossil...

    18. Nick Butler

      October 14, 2013

      Who has won the battle of Hinkley Point?

      As the smoke of briefings from the government PR machine clears, the shape of the deal to secure the development of the new...

    19. October 4, 2013

      Nuclear Management Partners wins extension to clean up Sellafield

      The private consortium in charge of cleaning up Sellafield, western Europe’s largest and most complex nuclear waste site,...

    20. October 2, 2013

      Urenco chooses Rothschilds as sale advisers

      The board of Urenco have selected Rothschilds, the investment bank, as advisers on a sale that could value the uranium...

    21. September 19, 2013

      Westinghouse close to deal with consortium that owns Sellafield

      Westinghouse, the Japanese-owned manufacturer, is close to buying a large stake in the NuGen consortium that owns the right...

    22. September 5, 2013

      Contaminated Sellafield chimney to be dismantled

      The site of Britain’s worst nuclear accident is being cleaned up after more than 50 years, a symbolic step forward in the...

    23. September 5, 2013

      Russia steps up efforts to enter UK nuclear power market

      Russia is stepping up its efforts to build nuclear reactors in Britain, a development that could raise concerns already...

    24. beyondbrics

      July 29, 2013

      Areva loses latest Temelin appeal

      By Nicholas Watson of bne Areva, the French nuclear company, has lost its latest appeal against its controversial ejection...

    25. July 12, 2013

      UK turns to Chinese nuclear investors to keep the lights on

      Britain has turned to China to revive its hopes of building more nuclear power plants to help meet its energy needs, handing...

    26. July 1, 2013

      Poor record of European tech ventures

      The hyperbole was particularly pronounced when, in the middle of the 2006 football World Cup, Nokia and Siemens pooled their...

    27. June 30, 2013

      France sells down stake in Aéroports de Paris for €738m

      France has sold a chunk of its shares in Aéroports de Paris for €738m, as part of its programme of reducing state industrial...

    28. June 14, 2013

      Sellafield fined for sending radioactive waste to landfill site

      Sellafield Ltd, the company that carries out clean-up work at the Sellafield nuclear facility, was fined £700,000 by a court...

    29. May 23, 2013

      Urenco privatisation given go-ahead by Dutch authorities

      The Dutch government on Thursday removed the final obstacle to a full privatisation of Urenco, saying it would join other...

    30. May 23, 2013

      Suicide bombers target Niger barracks and uranium mine

      By Xan Rice in Lagos and Hugh Carnegy in Paris Suspected Islamist militants staged twin attacks on an army barracks and a...

    31. May 2, 2013

      Japanese consortium set for Turkish nuclear power deal

      Japan is set to build its first overseas nuclear power station since the Fukushima disaster two years ago, with prime...

    32. May 2, 2013

      Inside Business: Dirigisme dies hard in France

      Arnaud Montebourg could hardly have chosen a more fitting day to launch his latest public assault on one of the world’s...

    33. April 29, 2013

      Britain looks to tackle deadly legacy of nuclear power plants

      Britain is set to tackle a 60-year-old problem that has dogged successive governments: how to resolve the deadly legacy from...

    34. April 28, 2013

      Urenco: cue the nostalgia

      It’s been ages since we had a good old-fashioned privatisation. The trend during the past few years has been in the opposite...

    35. April 22, 2013

      Physics of splitting nuclear group

      It has been under discussion for years but the sale of Britain’s stake in Urenco, the uranium enrichment company, is likely...

    36. April 4, 2013

      Inside Business: EADS still faces tests

      Changes at EADS are coming thick and fast. But whether they are far-reaching enough to make Europe’s leading aerospace and...

    37. April 4, 2013

      Turkey nears decision on $20bn nuclear deal

      Turkey is in the final stages of deciding a showpiece nuclear power tender, with the choice resting between Mitsubishi Heavy...

    38. March 20, 2013

      Workers strike at Chinese mine in Niger

      NIAMEY, Niger – Workers went on a 72-hour strike at a China National Nuclear Corporation uranium mine (Sino-U) in northern...

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