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    1. December 17, 2014

      Uranium miners upbeat on China growth

      China’s expansion of nuclear power plants is giving hope to uranium miners after several dark years but prices are still far...

    2. December 11, 2014

      Russia pledges 10 more nuclear reactors in India

      Russia and India agreed on Thursday to renew their frayed relationships in energy, defence and trade, with leaders Vladimir...

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    1. December 10, 2014

      CGN Power surges on debut

      Shares in CGN Power leapt a fifth on debut in Hong Kong, highlighting investors’ faith in China’s efforts to cut its...

    2. December 2, 2014

      Finland and Russia deepen energy ties

      Finland and Russia are to increase their energy co-operation after state-backed companies signed a deal on hydroelectric and...

    3. November 27, 2014

      Why splitting the atom breaks Germany’s rational rules

      After the catastrophe that led to its genesis, postwar Germany learnt many lessons. The two virtues it seems to have...

    4. 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...

    5. November 24, 2014

      Barack Obama should unblock the Keystone pipeline

      The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from western Canada to the US has become a shibboleth for environmental campaigners...

    6. November 23, 2014

      Public scepticism could turn off the nuclear reactors

      In the past year, two competing visions of nuclear power have hit cinema screens. One was Pandora’s Promise, a thoughtful...

    7. November 21, 2014

      Diplomats eye interim Iran agreement as final deal talks stall

      Diplomats meeting in Vienna are working on a temporary, broad-brush agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme after efforts to...

    8. November 20, 2014

      US and Iran prepare for the blame game

      “If it were not for the last minute, nothing would ever get done,” the American writer Rita Mae Brown once put it. Her...

    9. November 20, 2014

      Labour seeks probe of Hinkley Point C nuclear project

      Labour has called for the proposed nuclear power station at Hinkley Point to be referred to the Whitehall auditor to examine...

    10. 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...

    11. November 18, 2014

      Saudi Electric in talks to acquire stake in Hinkley Point C

      One of Saudi Arabia’s biggest power companies is in talks to acquire a stake in a new UK nuclear power plant, potentially...

    12. November 16, 2014

      Q&A: How likely is a nuclear deal with Iran?

      The diplomatic wrangle to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon has just days to run. On Tuesday, officials from Iran...

    13. November 14, 2014

      China will need many more nuclear plants, say researchers

      China will need new nuclear power plants to come online after 2030 to ensure its CO2 emissions begin to fall, say...

    14. November 12, 2014

      Nuclear plants closure bill to reach $100bn

      The bill for closing down and cleaning up the world’s ageing nuclear reactors will exceed $100bn over the next 25 years...

    15. November 11, 2014

      Russia-Iran nuclear reactor deal raises eyebrows

      Russia has agreed to build eight new nuclear reactors in Iran in a deal raising eyebrows in Washington and Europe as fraught...

    16. November 7, 2014

      Drones fly into French nuclear debate

      Staff at one of France’s most sensitive nuclear power plants in eastern France received a shock recently when they looked up...

    17. November 6, 2014

      A move towards a nuclear deal with Iran

      The US and EU are holding a potentially historic meeting with Iran from Sunday, in the final stretch of negotiations on...

    18. October 15, 2014

      Ex-minister calls for mini-nuclear plants by the dozen

      Dozens of small nuclear reactors should be installed throughout the country near towns and cities if the UK wants to reduce...

    19. October 8, 2014

      German energy market a disaster, says EDF chief

      Germany’s energy market is a “disaster” and one of its two biggest power companies is “more or less dead”, the head of the...

    20. October 8, 2014

      Brussels backs Hinkley Point C as cost forecasts soar

      Britain won EU approval for a new nuclear power plant in Somerset on Wednesday, allowing the government to commit to 35...

    21. October 2, 2014

      Tougher terms planned for Hinkley Point nuclear power plant

      Tougher profit clawback clauses are to be added to Britain’s Hinkley Point nuclear power plant contract, as ministers try to...

    22. September 29, 2014

      Row deepens over Finland’s nuclear plant

      Finland’s government has come under renewed pressure over its decision to approve a Russian-built nuclear reactor amid...

    23. September 22, 2014

      UK agrees deal with EU on new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant

      Britain has agreed terms with Brussels to secure approval for billions of pounds of public funding for Hinkley Point, the...

    24. September 5, 2014

      Australia’s Abbott strikes uranium export deal with India’s Modi

      Australia’s flagging uranium industry has said that a deal between Canberra and New Delhi approving the export of the...

    25. September 4, 2014

      Nuclear power plant warning puts spotlight on UK supply plans

      A warning from EDF Energy that four of its nuclear reactors might be out of action until the end of the year has refocused...

    26. September 4, 2014

      Nuclear outage heightens UK energy supply fears

      Concerns over Britain’s energy capacity shortage deepened on Thursday when EDF Energy warned that the impact of shutting...

    27. September 2, 2014

      UK seeks emergency electricity supplies

      Emergency supplies of electricity are being sought by the National Grid for this winter because of the threat of shortages...

    28. August 11, 2014

      EDF Energy shuts down four UK nuclear reactors

      EDF Energy has shut down four of its UK reactors – a quarter of its total nuclear generating capacity – after discovering a...

    29. July 2, 2014

      Iran nuclear talks resume amid scepticism over deadline

      Negotiators from six world powers and Iran on Wednesday began a final two-week long push to secure a deal on Tehran’s...

    30. 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...

    31. June 23, 2014

      Japan revisits nuclear power

      The 21,000 townspeople of Namie, 231km northeast of Tokyo, are allowed to go home once a month, but never to stay overnight....

    32. June 2, 2014

      IAEA warns of unanswered questions ahead of Iran nuclear talks

      Questions about Iranian atomic military research will not be answered by the July 20 deadline international powers have set...

    33. May 26, 2014

      Chinese project points way ahead for EPR nuclear technology

      When Chinese planners decided to build a nuclear power plant on a rain-lashed cove in the south of the country, they simply...

    34. May 19, 2014

      Ray of hope for German nuclear phase-out

      Germany’s two big utilities, Eon and RWE, have been cutting dividends and shutting down capacity in response to a slide in...

    35. May 13, 2014

      Iran nuclear talks resume amid wide differences in positions

      Iran claimed on Tuesday that it needed to retain a substantial capacity to produce nuclear fuel, the latest sign that wide...

    36. May 11, 2014

      German utilities and government clash over nuclear ‘bad bank’

      Germany’s nuclear industry is fighting Berlin over a plan to transfer the risks of shutting down facilities to a publicly...

    37. May 11, 2014

      Iran nuclear talks arrive at pivotal deal-drafting phase

      Three months into the talks to rewind Iran’s advance towards a nuclear weapon, and with under three months to run,...

    38. 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...

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