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06.11.2017_No221 / News in Brief

Sizewell C Could Begin Operation In 2031, But Will Need Lower Strike Price, Says EDF’s Outgoing CEO

EDF Energy chief executive Vincent de Rivaz.

6 Nov (NucNet): The planned Sizewell C nuclear power station in Suffolk, England, will start generating electricity in 2031, but a lower strike price than that for Hinkley Point will need to be agreed, outgoing EDF Energy chief executive Vincent de Rivaz was quoted as saying in British media reports.

03.11.2017_No220 / News in Brief

UK Could Experience Difficulties In Recruiting Nuclear Inspectors, BBC Says

02.11.2017_No219 / News in Brief

UK Government Should Invest In Nuclear Projects And Develop Local Supply Chains, Says Report

01.11.2017_No218 / News in Brief

Excavation Of Foundation Pit Begins At Iran’s Bushehr-2

31.10.2017_No217 / News in Brief

Russia And Nigeria Sign Agreement On Construction Of Nuclear Plant And Research Centre

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07.08.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: Can India Maintain Its Ambitious Push For New Nuclear?

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29.03.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: South Korea’s Kepco In Talks To Join UK’s ‘Race’ For New Nuclear

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16.03.2017 / Announcement

As South Africa Prepares For New Build, The Question Is: How Much Will It Cost?

Critics of nuclear energy argue that South Africa’s plans to build up to 9,600 MW of new nuclear are too expensive for a country where the economy is fragile and political turbulence is worrying investors. Supporters say the levelised cost for nuclear is in the same range as other forms of energy and that South Africa is already losing money through power outages and slowed industrial growth. In this special report for subscribers, NucNet looks at the arguments on both sides, and at the possibility that site work on the multi-billion-dollar project could begin next year. Full story:

16.02.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: China's Nuclear Energy Industry In Numbers

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16.02.2017 / Announcement

Opinions Differ On Whether Nuclear Industry Is Ready For Cyber-Challenges

The nuclear industry says “extensive regulations” against potential cyber-attacks are in place that are closely monitored and regularly inspected. But not all experts agree, with some arguing that the “static” cybersecurity architecture at today’s nuclear facilities is not effective enough on its own to prevent a breach by a determined adversary. In this special report, NucNet editor-in-chief David Dalton takes a look at the case for both sides and at the conclusions of a major report which argued there is a “culture of denial” in the industry when it comes to the risks posed by hackers. The full report is online for subscribers: