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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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”...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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?...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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