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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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....

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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,...

  13. 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...

  14. April 25, 2014

    Radiation is for ever

    Between 1951 and 1962, the US detonated 100 above-ground (aka “atmospheric”) nuclear blasts at the Nevada Test Site, 65...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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,...

  20. 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,...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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,...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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,...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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 –...

  34. 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....

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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