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    1. April 27, 2016

      German utilities told to pay €23bn to nuclear clean-up

      Shares in Germany's big utility companies surged on Wednesday after a government commission said they should...

    2. April 26, 2016

      Chernobyl attitudes and instincts still endure 30 years on

      Early on April 26, 1986, as technicians conducted an unauthorised experiment at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in...

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    1. April 22, 2016

      EDF faces state aid hurdle over Hinkley Point project

      Any French government financial support to EDF to enable the company to build the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station...

    2. April 19, 2016

      Nuclear reactor clean-up weighs on EDF

      In 1997 French utility EDF started to dismantle its first nuclear power plant, a 30-year-old heavy water reactor in...

    3. April 14, 2016

      US engineer charged with nuclear conspiracy

      A US nuclear engineer engaged in a two-decade-long conspiracy with a Chinese state-owned company to obtain American...

    4. March 31, 2016

      UK agrees deal with US to process 700kg of weapons-grade uranium

      The UK will make the world’s largest shipment of weapons-grade uranium as it steps up attempts to clear nuclear...

    5. March 30, 2016

      EDF union board rep to vote against Hinkley Point project

      A union-backed board member at French energy company EDF has said he will vote against its plan to build a nuclear...

    6. March 30, 2016

      Engineers are telling the truth about Hinkley Point

      When did a major investment decision last go ahead successfully against the explicit advice of a company’s engineers?...

    7. March 29, 2016

      Doubts grow over zero-carbon energy target

      According to existing plans, 2025 is set to be a pivotal moment in the history of British energy. By the end of that...

    8. March 29, 2016

      Dissenting EDF engineers urge delay to Hinkley nuclear project

      Senior engineers at French utility EDF have called for at least a two year delay at the controversial Hinkley Point...

    9. March 23, 2016

      EDF chief executive predicts green light for Hinkley Point

      The chief executive of EDF Energy has predicted that Hinkley Point will shortly get the go-ahead, even as he admitted...

    10. March 20, 2016

      EDF’s nuclear troubles rooted in caution

      If there is a single person responsible for the troubled efforts to build the UK’s first new nuclear power station in a...

    11. March 20, 2016

      EDF’s French nuclear plant faces years of further delay

      EDF’s new nuclear power station in France faces years of further delays if tests confirm that the steel used in its...

    12. March 17, 2016

      French government open to recapitalising EDF

      The French government on Thursday indicated it could inject fresh capital into EDF in a move that should bolster the...

    13. March 15, 2016

      Eon and RWE sue German government over nuclear shutdown

      A bruising confrontation between Germany’s utilities and the government over its contentious decision to pull the plug...

    14. March 11, 2016

      Japan’s tsunami survivors work to rebuild lives

      The Unuma family’s bad dream did not become a nightmare until darkness fell on March 11 2011. They had survived a...

    15. March 10, 2016

      Time for the UK to end attachment to Hinkley Point nuclear plant

      When George Osborne, touring China in September, announced the UK’s commitment to a new power station at Hinkley Point,...

    16. March 10, 2016

      French watchdog issues warning to EDF over Hinkley Point

      France’s state audit body has said that EDF should ask itself “serious questions” before pushing ahead with plans to...

    17. March 9, 2016

      Should investors be worried that EDF’s finance director has resigned?

      How worried should investors be that EDF’s finance director has resigned? Thomas Piquemal has stepped down because he...

    18. March 8, 2016

      Rising cost of building Hinkley Point divides both sides

      When it comes to the £18bn plan to build a new nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point in Somerset, both sides have a claim to...

    19. March 7, 2016

      EDF tensions over Hinkley Point C are laid bare

      Tensions inside EDF over its plans to build a flagship nuclear power station in the UK were laid bare on Monday, after...

    20. March 7, 2016

      A blow to Britain’s plan for nuclear renaissance

      In the decade since Britain first outlined plans for a new generation of nuclear power stations, the obstacles to...

    21. March 7, 2016

      EDF finance chief quits over decision to push on with Hinkley Point

      The chief financial officer of EDF, the French utility, has quit following an internal disagreement over whether to...

    22. March 2, 2016

      Labour calls for a ‘Plan B’ on Hinkley Point nuclear plant

      Labour has called on the government to come up with a “Plan B” in case Hinkley Point is never built, ahead of talks...

    23. Nick Butler

      March 1, 2016

      Looking beyond Hinkley

      The news that there is to be a further delay to the long-promised Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset...

    24. February 28, 2016

      EDF board split as £18bn Hinkley Point reactor faces fresh delay

      Senior figures at EDF are pushing to delay final approval for the £18bn Hinkley Point nuclear reactor for up to a year...

    25. February 18, 2016

      Britain’s nuclear strategy exposed at Hinkley Point

      Ten years ago, when the British government first considered launching a new nuclear programme, Areva, the French...

    26. February 16, 2016

      EDF cuts dividend and extends life of UK nuclear plants

      Electricité de France cut its dividend and reported a 68 per cent fall in net income on Tuesday but insisted its...

    27. February 15, 2016

      South Australia considers role storing world’s nuclear waste

      It is a problem that has bedevilled the nuclear industry since its foundation: what to do with the tens of thousands of...

    28. February 14, 2016

      EDF shortfall adds to nuclear plant delay

      EDF has still not secured funding for a £18bn nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset, further delaying one of the...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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