Tag: nuclear

Czech Premier calls for bigger voice on EU’s energy policy

Czech Premier calls for bigger voice on EU’s energy policy

Czech Prime minister Andrej Babis has called for smaller members of the European Union to have a greater say on issues, including energy, migration and the bloc’s budget. During the ANO party congress, held in Prague, Babis said: “We want member states to have significant influence on Europe’s development, so […]

US nuclear developers call on Trump to sell plants abroad

US nuclear developers call on Trump to sell plants abroad

US nuclear energy developers have met with President Donald Trump to ask him to help win foreign contracts to build power plants abroad. Following the meeting held at the White House, Chris Crane, the chief executive officer at the larger US operator of nuclear power plants Exelon Corp, said: “There […]

EDF denies ‘retreat’ from the UK

EDF denies ‘retreat’ from the UK

French energy giant EDF has denied reports that it was considering a retreat from the UK energy market because of the government’s energy policies. Last week, reports suggested EDF was “weighing options to distance itself from the British energy market”. Since then the French firm has reiterated its commitment to […]

Coal key to German nuclear phase out

Coal key to German nuclear phase out

Germany will need to retain half of its coal-fired power generation through to 2030 as a result of the planned closure of its nuclear reactors, German Economy and Energy Minister Peter Altmaier has said. Following the Fukushima disaster in Japan, Germany ordered the immediate shutdown of eight of its seventeen […]

UK energy security under threat following Hitachi decision

UK energy security under threat following Hitachi decision

Hitachi’s decision to suspend work on the Wylfa nuclear power plant has heightened concerns over energy security in the UK, as government looks to reduce its use of reliable energy sources. The UK’s programme of nuclear construction, which was set to contribute a significant proportion of British power in the […]

French grid calls for restart of coal plants

French grid calls for restart of coal plants

French electricity grid operator RTE called for EDF to recommence operations at its Cordemais coal power plants following a strike, as cold weather closes in on Europe. Workers at the state-owned power plant went on strike on 11 January to protest against the government’s plans to phase out coal power […]

Richard Harrington supports nuclear amidst rising costs and prolonged delays

Richard Harrington supports nuclear amidst rising costs and prolonged delays

UK Business and Industry minister Richard Harrington has outlined his support for nuclear power to fill the gaps of renewable energy, despite the rising costs of building next generation plants. Speaking at the Conservative party conference last week, Harrington said: “I still believe the whole base case with nuclear power […]

Further welding repairs may be needed at Flamanville

Further welding repairs may be needed at Flamanville

EDF’s flagship Flamanville nuclear power plant could need further work to its faulty weldings that have already cause delays to the project. In July it was announced that the project would face further delays and additional costs as a result of faults in 33 of the 148 inspected fuses at […]