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27 08 2022 | 06:24

Sizewell C nuclear plant approval faces legal challenge

Campaigners have begun a legal challenge against the government’s decision to give the Sizewell C nuclear power station the go-ahead amid warnings that UK nuclear plants will be on the frontline of…

19 07 2022 | 08:09

European Heatwave Risks Curbing French Nuclear Power Production

The hot weather hitting Europe this week is set to reduce power output from France’s fleet of nuclear reactors, risking even higher electricity prices as the continent endures its worst energy crunch…

05 07 2022 | 07:45

BP: Wind, solar provided more than 10% of global power in 2021 Wind and solar accounted for a 10.2% share of power generation in 2021, the first time these technologies have provided more than 10% of global power, whilst also surpassing nuclear…

02 06 2022 | 10:59

There could still be time to fix climate – but not with UK’s nuclear plans

With the weather changing dramatically across the world, will politicians finally take the climate crisis seriously? With a concerted effort, there could still be time.

01 06 2022 | 10:04

Uganda one step closer to nuclear power plant

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has submitted its final report to the government of Uganda meaning the country is one step closer to realising its nuclear power goals. The IAEA…

26 05 2022 | 06:58

UK nuclear power stations’ decommissioning cost soars to £23.5bn

The cost of decommissioning the UK’s seven ageing nuclear power stations has nearly doubled to £23.5bn and is likely to rise further, the public accounts committee has said. The soaring costs of…

26 05 2022 | 06:44

Poisoned legacy: why the future of power can’t be nuclear

On 10 October 1957, Harold Macmillan sent a letter to President Dwight Eisenhower. The question he asked his US counterpart was: “What are we going to do about these Russians?” The launch of the…

26 05 2022 | 06:43

Boss of Hinkley Point C blames pandemic disruption for £3bn delay

The boss of Hinkley Point C has blamed pandemic disruption after admitting the new nuclear power station will start operating a year later than planned and will cost an extra £3bn. French energy…

18 05 2022 | 18:54

BW Ideol and Tohoku Electric Power start first stage of commercial-scale floating wind project in Iwate prefecture, Japan

BW Ideol and Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. (President: Kojiro HIGUCHI) are pleased to announce that both companies have signed a formal agreement and initiated the feasibility studies necessary to…

20 04 2022 | 17:27

Treasury allocates Sh2bn for nuclear and coal units

The Treasury has allocated Sh2 billion for nuclear development and exploration of coal amid calls to scrap the State agency. A task force appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta to look into the…

04 11 2021 | 15:40

A Nuclear Renaissance Could Soon Begin

Small Modular Reactors have been called the future of nuclear The irony of nuclear power is that despite it being one of the safest forms of energy available, its use has declined over the years in…

16 10 2021 | 11:03

10 EU countries back nuclear power in EU green finance taxonomy

“Nuclear power must be part of the solution” to the climate crisis and the rise in energy prices, according to a group of 10 EU countries led by France and Poland who signed a joint opinion article…

11 10 2021 | 13:12

Nuclear power ‘indispensable’ for energy transition in Japan

Nuclear power is “indispensable” to decarbonizing Japan, industry minister Koichi Hagiuda said Tuesday, a sign that the new government under Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will push hard to restart the…

04 10 2021 | 12:43

Surging gas prices and fuel bills focus Tory minds on the nuclear option

Growing fears of energy security are leading a rethink on Chinese involvement in atomic plans. But what alternative are there? Among the subjects preoccupying delegates at the Conservative party…

01 10 2021 | 14:59

It’s Not a Competition, But Renewables Are Beating Nuclear Anyway

There’s still a place for nuclear in the energy mix, if only investment would get back on track. Energy giant BP Plc has been publishing its annual review of global energy statistics for seven…

30 07 2021 | 11:42

Nuclear power’s reliability is dropping as extreme weather increases

A comprehensive analysis shows that warmer temperatures aren't the only threat. With extreme weather causing power failures in California and Texas, it's increasingly clear that the existing power…

26 07 2021 | 10:21

The Other Clean Nuclear Energy

And the dirty secret to why it isn’t used Nuclear energy has a bad name these days. Whilst it can provide us with carbon-neutral energy the toxic byproducts and potential risk each reactor poses…

22 06 2021 | 09:49

Building Britain’s Biggest Nuclear Power Station review – so boring it’s a masterpiece!

There’s a scene more dull than watching paint dry ... and yet somehow, this BBC documentary on a new nuclear reactor is a staggering, bravura-filled feat.

14 06 2021 | 09:56

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to build new kind of nuclear reactor in Wyoming

The project in Wyoming – the country’s top coal-producing state – is a small advanced reactor with salt-based storage that could boost output. Power companies run by billionaire friends Bill Gates…

10 06 2021 | 13:24

Delays and costs rise again at troubled Vogtle Nuclear Plant.

The only nuclear-power plant under construction in the U.S. is facing delays and additional costs. Again. Earlier this week, an engineering expert working for the Georgia Public Service Commission…