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  1. March 30, 2014

    Government set to award £7bn nuclear decommissioning contract

    A private sector consortium will be told on Monday it has won the £7bn job of decommissioning Britain’s oldest nuclear power...

  2. March 18, 2014

    Iran warns of tough choices ahead for west on nuclear talks

    Western powers will have to “spend copious amounts of political capital” to get a nuclear deal with Iran done, foreign...

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  1. February 12, 2014

    Lasers blast a way forward for nuclear fusion power

    The quest to tame the nuclear fusion power that fuels the sun and make it a reliable energy source on earth has taken a step...

  2. February 12, 2014

    Supply cuts light up uranium prospects

    Nearly three years after the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, the tremors continue to reverberate through the uranium...

  3. January 31, 2014

    UK nuclear deal with EDF could waste £17.6bn, says Brussels

    Britain is potentially wasting up to £17.6bn of taxpayer support on a new nuclear plant that would be profitable without it,...

  4. January 31, 2014

    Sellafield radiation alert resolved

    The heightened radioactivity at the Sellafield nuclear site that forced a partial closure was naturally occurring radon gas,...

  5. January 22, 2014

    Urenco hit by slowdown in uranium enrichment market

    Urenco, the uranium enrichment company being privatised by its government and utility owners, expects revenues for the past...

  6. January 20, 2014

    Iran sanctions eased as deal sticks

    The EU and US have lifted limited sanctions against Iran after the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed Iran had...

  7. January 17, 2014

    ITER nuclear fusion reactor enters key phase

    The world’s biggest energy research project, the $20bn ITER nuclear fusion reactor, entered a key construction phase last...

  8. January 14, 2014

    Russia builds clout in eastern Europe with €10bn loan to Hungary

    Moscow is set to lend Budapest €10bn ($13.7bn) to finance two Russian-built reactors at Hungary’s only nuclear power plant,...

  9. January 14, 2014

    German court permits RWE to claim over nuclear shutdown

    One of Germany’s highest courts has ruled that a decision to close a nuclear power plant after the Fukushima disaster was...

  10. January 14, 2014

    South Korea cuts target for nuclear power

    Seoul has drastically reduced its long-term target for nuclear power generation, adding to the pressure on the South Korean...

  11. January 10, 2014

    Iran and EU reach technical settlement on nuclear talks

    Iranian and EU negotiators representing world powers have reached an agreement on technical details underpinning the nuclear...

  12. December 23, 2013

    Iberdrola sells stake in UK nuclear venture to Toshiba

    Spanish utility Iberdrola said it is selling its 50 per cent stake in the British nuclear venture NuGen to Toshiba of Japan,...

  13. December 18, 2013

    Brussels launches probe into UK nuclear guarantee offered to EDF

    Brussels has launched a full investigation into whether Britain is providing up to £17bn of potentially illegal public...

  14. December 15, 2013

    Westinghouse to buy 50 per cent stake in NuGen

    Westinghouse, the Japanese-owned engineering group, will announce within days that it is buying a big stake in one of the...

  15. December 8, 2013

    Iran president vows to tackle inflation and unemployment

    Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, presented parliament with his government’s first budget on Sunday, saying that tackling...

  16. November 20, 2013

    Mistrust overshadows fresh Iranian nuclear talks

    Just over four years ago, President Barack Obama used a Group of 20 summit in Pittsburgh to conduct a diplomatic ambush of...

  17. November 19, 2013

    Scandal-hit Korean group makes UK nuclear bid

    A Korean nuclear company that has been rocked by a domestic safety scandal is close to becoming a major investor in the UK –...

  18. The A-List

    November 18, 2013

    Time for Obama to deploy his cunning in the MidEast

    Sadly, the political correctness that has swept western societies has smothered an appreciation of the virtues of cunning....

  19. October 30, 2013

    China set to supply components to US nuclear power plants

    China is likely to supply components to US nuclear power plants under construction as part of a bilateral co-operation...

  20. October 29, 2013

    Britain’s ‘great leap forward’ was start of nuclear power failure

    I am quite sure we have hit the jackpot this time!” With these words Fred Lee, then minister of power, launched Britain’s...

  21. 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...

  22. October 21, 2013

    Coalition goes cold on lower bill claims as nuclear deal is sealed

    David Cameron hailed an agreement with French and Chinese investors to build the UK’s first new nuclear power plant for a...

  23. 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”...

  24. October 21, 2013

    Going nuclear over rising power costs

    EDF, the French state-owned power company, can point to one big advantage of the nuclear power station it wants to build at...

  25. October 21, 2013

    An expensive nuclear deal that ignores all the energy alternatives

    The details of the deal to build Britain’s new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point are becoming clearer: a basic cost of...

  26. 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...

  27. October 21, 2013

    UK nuclear deal comes at a sensitive time

    “An excellent deal for Britain and British consumers” was the assessment from Ed Davey, energy and climate change secretary,...

  28. October 21, 2013

    UK agrees nuclear power deal with EDF

    The UK government has struck a deal with the French utility EDF to build the country’s first new nuclear plant in a...

  29. October 20, 2013

    Hinkley Point C offers lessons for UK’s nuclear revival

    It was 57 years ago last week that Queen Elizabeth opened the world’s first nuclear power station at Calder Hall in...

  30. 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...

  31. October 16, 2013

    China bases nuclear growth hopes on co-operation

    China’s nuclear industry hopes that a nondescript industrial site in south-western England will soon become a launch pad for...

  32. October 16, 2013

    Osborne hails UK nuclear deal with China as ‘new dawn’

    George Osborne on Thursday hailed a new dawn for Britain’s civil nuclear programme as he announced a deal between Chinese...

  33. October 14, 2013

    Iran seeks ‘road map’ to resolve nuclear issue

    Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, said on Monday that he wants to agree with world powers this week on a “road...

  34. October 14, 2013

    Global revival of nuclear industry threatened by safety fears and building costs

    Nuclear power provides reliable, low-carbon energy, so it should be in an enviable position to compete against other sources...

  35. October 10, 2013

    US agrees nuclear power deal with Vietnam

    The US has signed a landmark agreement with Communist-run Vietnam to allow US companies such as General Electric and...

  36. October 8, 2013

    Blow to nuclear projects as Brussels drops plan for subsidy rules

    Nuclear power projects in Europe face a legally uncertain future after Brussels heeded German concerns and ditched plans to...

  37. 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,...

  38. October 2, 2013

    Hinkley Point nuclear reactor deal expected ‘within weeks’

    A deal to build Britain’s first new nuclear power plant in a generation is finally nearing completion, with ministers...

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