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    1. August 18, 2016

      Energy: Generating criticism

      In a field in a remote part of north-west Wales, a lone farmer cuts the grass, parcelling it up into hay bales which...

    2. August 16, 2016

      Theresa May confirms visit to China to steady relations

      Theresa May has confirmed that she will travel to China next month to steady relations with Beijing and to press for...

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    1. August 11, 2016

      Bumpitrage is an exercise in rent seeking

      Hi, I’m Lombard and I’m a rent seeker. I’m on the wagon, but could easily backslide. Then I’d be in the same boat as...

    2. August 10, 2016

      China protests force rethink on nuclear waste site

      Mass protests in a Chinese city have forced it to remove itself from a shortlist of sites to host the country’s first...

    3. August 9, 2016

      China flexes its muscles over Hinkley Point

      China’s warning to the UK that the future of bilateral ties stand at a “crucial historical juncture” over the deferral...

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      August 9, 2016

      A Chinese test for Theresa May

      All new leaders face tests. Do they mean what they say? Will they flinch or give way under pressure? For a prime...

    5. August 8, 2016

      China warns UK over £18bn nuclear power deal

      China has issued its sternest warning yet to the UK that bilateral ties stand at a “crucial historical juncture” over...

    6. August 8, 2016

      Hinkley Point is a test of mutual trust between UK and China

      Hinkley Point is once again a subject of speculation and debate following the announcement by the UK government that it...

    7. August 7, 2016

      China protest against nuclear waste plant

      Thousands of people took to the streets of an eastern Chinese city this weekend to protest against a proposed nuclear...

    8. August 3, 2016

      EDF chief admits knowing of Hinkley delay in advance

      The head of EDF knew Britain would delay its final decision on the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant before its board...

    9. August 1, 2016

      EDF chief gave board two days to read Hinkley Point deal

      The head of EDF gave his fellow board members only two days to read 2,500 pages of contracts before agreeing to proceed...

    10. August 1, 2016

      Theresa May’s stance on Beijing is bad news for England’s north

      The decision by Theresa May, the UK prime minister, to postpone approval for Hinkley Point nuclear power station,...

    11. August 1, 2016

      Britain can find opportunities beyond Hinkley

      The wedding has been called off. The marquee had been put up, the champagne was laid out, some of the guests had flown...

    12. July 31, 2016

      Ex-Goldman star threatens to quit over UK’s China policy

      Jim O’Neill, the British Treasury minister and former Goldman Sachs chief economist, could quit over new UK prime...

    13. July 29, 2016

      UK nuclear agency ‘manipulated’ £7bn clean-up contract

      Britain’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority “manipulated” and “fudged” a tender process for a £7bn contract to clean up...

    14. July 29, 2016

      Hinkley Point presents cost and security issues

      For anyone who thought Britain leaving the EU would mean pivoting closer to China, Theresa May, the new prime minister,...

    15. July 29, 2016

      UK decision to delay Hinkley Point plant catches China by surprise

      Chinese officials expressed surprise on Friday at the British government’s sudden decision to delay the final go-ahead...

    16. July 29, 2016

      Hinkley Point: ‘I am prime minister, this is my method,’ says May

      Theresa May warned François Hollande twice last week that she would delay the Hinkley Point nuclear project. But...

    17. July 29, 2016

      Hinkley C should signal a strategy shift

      “Industrial strategy” is a phrase thrown around without much care for the definition. But it does not take long to...

    18. July 29, 2016

      Theresa May told France she would delay Hinkley Point decision

      The announcement of a new government review into the £18bn Hinkley Point nuclear project caught EDF by surprise,...

    19. July 29, 2016

      Environment groups welcome Hinkley Point delay

      Anti-nuclear campaigners have expressed delight at the government’s decision to postpone the decision to build an £18bn...

    20. July 29, 2016

      Hinkley Point review signals UK rethink on Chinese investment

      Chinese investors expressed surprise on Friday at Theresa May’s move to delay the final go-ahead for the Hinkley Point...

    21. July 26, 2016

      EDF investors agree €4bn Hinkley Point power station fundraising

      EDF shareholders have signed off on a €4bn equity fundraising to help pay for the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant in...

    22. July 26, 2016

      Small modular reactors are nuclear energy’s future

      As delays mount at large new nuclear power projects around the world, more attention is turning to smaller...

    23. July 24, 2016

      High court to rule on £7bn nuclear clean-up contract

      Britain’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is in the High Court this week for the final ruling in a long-running...

    24. July 20, 2016

      Uranium prices hit 11-year low

      Uranium prices have hit an 11-year low as the market struggles with oversupply of the key nuclear material, belying...

    25. July 13, 2016

      Subsidy for Hinkley nuclear power station quintuples to £30bn

      Consumers will pay a £30bn subsidy for electricity from the proposed Hinkley Point nuclear power station — almost five...

    26. June 28, 2016

      French government reassures on Hinkley Point project

      The French government has attempted to calm fears that the UK’s vote to leave the EU will scupper plans to build...

    27. June 14, 2016

      Finns deeply worried about French nuclear industry

      One of the main international customers for a much-delayed and costly nuclear reactor has expressed deep worries over...

    28. June 10, 2016

      Boost to nuclear energy as Sweden agrees to build more reactors

      Sweden has thrown its weight behind the stuttering revival of nuclear power in Europe, saying it could build up to 10...

    29. June 7, 2016

      Physicists have opened up a thrilling wonderland

      A sublime coincidence slipped by unnoticed last month. While audiences were thrilling to premieres of Tim Burton’s film...

    30. June 5, 2016

      Finland raises its bet on nuclear power

      The last one in Finland is almost a decade late, and the participating companies are now embroiled in multibillion-euro...

    31. June 5, 2016

      A painful split – Johannes Teyssen, Eon CEO

      Johannes Teyssen is in a rueful mood. The company he has run for the past six years has just been split in two, in the...

    32. May 26, 2016

      Fresh blow to Hinkley Point plans

      The workers’ committee at EDF on Thursday dealt a new blow to the controversial £18bn project to build a new nuclear...

    33. May 24, 2016

      France still ‘fully behind’ new Hinkley Point nuclear plant

      The French economy minister has written to British MPs to reassure them that France remains “fully behind”...

    34. May 13, 2016

      Nuclear energy lobbyists urges UK rethink

      One of the UK nuclear energy industry’s highest-profile lobbyists is calling on the government to pause its nuclear...

    35. May 11, 2016

      Eon warns on capital raise to cover extra €2bn nuclear waste bill

      Shares in Eon, Germany’s biggest power producer, fell 5 per cent after it said it might have to raise capital to pay...

    36. May 1, 2016

      France to sell shares in country’s largest companies to aid EDF

      The French government is planning to sell shares in some of the country’s largest companies to pay for a €3bn aid...

    37. 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...

    38. 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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