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    1. January 29, 2016

      North Korea activity points to missile test

      North Korea appears to be preparing to launch a long-range rocket in defiance of international sanctions even as the UN...

    2. January 27, 2016

      Implications of another delay to Hinkley nuclear reactor project

      The latest postponement of the Hinkley Point nuclear reactor project is the most serious delay of many because it shows...

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    1. January 26, 2016

      EDF delays decision on £18bn Hinkley Point nuclear power plant

      The French energy group EDF has postponed giving final approval to the construction of a new £18bn nuclear power plant...

    2. January 13, 2016

      GE cuts 6,500 jobs at former Alstom units

      General Electric has announced plans to shed 6,500 jobs in Europe as it integrates the energy units of Alstom that it...

    3. December 29, 2015

      Nuclear energy: Beijing’s power play

      Just a few hours’ drive from Hong Kong, in a bay near the mouth of the Pearl River, the outline of what will become the...

    4. November 26, 2015

      France’s nuclear industry on back foot over new energy law

      Designed to shift France on to a greener footing ahead of next week’s climate change conference in Paris, the adoption...

    5. November 17, 2015

      China to build two nuclear plants in Argentina in $15bn deal

      China will finance and build two nuclear power plants in Argentina in a deal worth up to $15bn, underlining Beijing’s...

    6. November 17, 2015

      Areva bailout talks encounter a roadblock

      Negotiations over the government-backed bailout of French nuclear group Areva have hit a roadblock as none of the...

    7. October 23, 2015

      China funding UK to build white elephants

      When the brilliant Bob Monkhouse told friends he wanted to be a comedian, they laughed. “Well,” as he put it later,...

    8. October 21, 2015

      China seeks to build chain of UK nuclear plants

      China’s leading nuclear supplier has set out ambitions to build a series of new reactors in Britain, saying it wants to...

    9. October 19, 2015

      China to take one-third stake in Hinkley nuclear project

      China is to take a one-third stake in a French-led project to build the first in a new generation of UK nuclear power...

    10. October 18, 2015

      Diplomats accuse Britain of ‘kowtowing’ to secure Hinkley backing

      David Cameron will brush aside criticism of his government’s wooing of China as he welcomes President Xi Jinping to...

    11. October 16, 2015

      GCHQ seeks to allay Hinkley security fears

      GCHQ, the electronic eavesdropping agency, is seeking special access to Chinese computer systems and companies involved...

    12. October 15, 2015

      Rudd hopeful of Hinkley nuclear deal ‘very soon’

      Britain’s energy secretary Amber Rudd has voiced hopes that a deal with France and China to build the first in a new...

    13. October 13, 2015

      Tale of woe in French nuclear sector

      Broken government promises, multibillion-euro delays and a key national champion rescued from the brink of failure: it...

    14. October 12, 2015

      Eon/RWE: chain reaction

      Atomkraft? Nein Danke! So read a bumper sticker beloved among peaceniks in Germany during the 1980s. Investors have...

    15. October 12, 2015

      Power groups boosted by Germany nuclear clean-up verdict

      Utility companies under pressure over fears that they might not have made sufficient provisions to pay for Germany’s...

    16. October 5, 2015

      Nuclear power plants in ‘culture of denial’ over hacking risk

      Nuclear power plants around the world are harbouring a “culture of denial” about the risks of cyber hacking, with many...

    17. September 23, 2015

      Investors shun UK’s £24bn Hinkley Point nuclear project

      Delays and cost overruns that have dogged two nuclear reactors being built in France and Finland have deterred...

    18. September 22, 2015

      UK’s unbalanced relationship with China

      George Osborne has never left any doubt about his desire to boost Britain’s trading relationship with China. Two years...

    19. September 21, 2015

      Amber Rudd rejects concern over £24bn Hinkley nuclear plant cost

      There will be no turning back. With the announcement of a £2bn government guarantee, ministers have thrown their full...

    20. September 21, 2015

      China should not be the answer to Britain’s nuclear problems

      There is, it seems, no limit to the lengths to which George Osborne, the UK chancellor, is prepared to go to please...

    21. September 21, 2015

      UK paves path for west’s first China-designed nuclear reactor

      The UK has opened the way for the first Chinese-designed nuclear power plant in the west, saying Beijing could use...

    22. September 21, 2015

      Amber Rudd urges Beijing to drive UK nuclear power renaissance

      Britain may have pioneered civil nuclear technology but things have changed. UK ministers were in Beijing on Sunday...

    23. Nick Butler

      September 14, 2015

      New nuclear – time for serious renegotiation

      Strong and capable energy ministers are rare but the UK government appears to have found one in the person of Andrea...

    24. September 10, 2015

      Eon scraps plans to spin off its nuclear business

      Eon, Germany’s biggest utility by market value, has cancelled plans to spin off its German nuclear power plants and...

    25. September 9, 2015

      UK should think again about Hinkley Point nuclear power station

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

    26. September 3, 2015

      EDF admits delay to new UK nuclear reactor

      EDF, the French state-owned nuclear company, has admitted that the first of a new generation of UK reactors will be...

    27. August 20, 2015

      CGN Power: volt from the blue

      A popular playground put-down states that “first is worst”. That notion travels well. The first of China’s big power...

    28. August 17, 2015

      UK resumes search for nuclear waste disposal site

      The long search for a community willing to host a £4bn underground facility to dispose permanently of Britain’s nuclear...

    29. August 11, 2015

      Sendai nuclear plant restarts amid outcry

      At 10.30am on Tuesday, eight fuel rods at the Sendai No.1 reactor clicked out of their boric acid bath, restarting one...

    30. August 10, 2015

      Japan poised for nuclear restart

      Japan is set to re-enter the ranks of nations producing nuclear power on Tuesday after a two-year hiatus that has...

    31. August 4, 2015

      Areva and EDF can end rivalry with rescue deal, says chairman

      A multibillion-euro rescue package that Areva has struck with EDF will transform the two French nuclear companies’...

    32. July 30, 2015

      Lossmaking Areva needs €7bn capital injection

      Struggling French nuclear group Areva on Thursday disclosed it needed a bigger than expected capital injection worth...

    33. July 27, 2015

      French state faces €5bn bill to rescue struggling Areva

      The French government could be required pay as much as €5bn to rescue the struggling state-controlled nuclear group...

    34. July 16, 2015

      Finnish officials reject nuclear plant investor

      Finland’s plan to build a nuclear power station with help from Russia has been thrown into doubt after officials in...

    35. July 14, 2015

      Iran agrees breakthrough nuclear deal

      Six world powers and Iran made the most significant diplomatic breakthrough of the post-cold war era on Tuesday,...

    36. July 14, 2015

      Three cheers for a flawed Iran deal

      This does not feel like an epochal moment. After so much wrangling — the false starts, constant setbacks and mutual...

    37. July 12, 2015

      Nuclear industry confident over long-term prospects

      Britain’s nuclear programme is shrouded in “fog” but a new generation of power stations will be built, says the chief...

    38. July 10, 2015

      World powers agree extension for teetering talks on Iran

      World powers have agreed another extension for critical diplomatic talks with Iran in Vienna this weekend, with...

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