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03.01.2018_No2 / News in Brief

UK Low-Carbon, Including Nuclear, Outstrips Fossil Fuels For First Time

The Hartlepool nuclear power station in England. Photo courtesy EDF Energy.

3 Jan (NucNet): Low-carbon technologies including nuclear generated more than half of the UK’s electricity in 2017, outstripping the combined power from coal and gas for the first time, analysis shows.

02.01.2018_No1 / News in Brief

Latest Taishan Delay Could Lead To More Cost Overruns, Says Moody’s

2 Jan (NucNet): The latest commissioning delay at CGN Power’s Taishan nuclear station in southern China – the third in two years – will lead to a deferral of around $770m (€638m) in annual revenues and potentially more cost overruns, according to ratings agency Moody’s.

02.01.2018_No1 / News in Brief

Teodor Chirica Announced As New President of Foratom

2 Jan (NucNet): Teodor Chirica has been appointed president of Brussels-based nuclear industry group Foratom for two years from 1 January 2018, Foratom said in a statement today.

29.12.2017_No52 / World Nuclear Review

Japan’s Regulator Says Kashiwazaki Kariwa-6 And -7 Meet New Safety Standards

The Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear station in Japan. Photo courtesy Tepco.

29 Dec (NucNet): Units 6 and 7 of the Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear power station in Niigata Prefecture, northwestern Japan, meet new regulatory standards imposed after the March 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi accident, the Nuclear Regulation Authority said.

22.12.2017_No255 / News in Brief

Georgia Commission Gives Conditional Go-Ahead For Completion Of Vogtle-3 And -4

Construction at the Vogtle-3 And -4 site in Georgia. Photo courtesy Georgia Power.

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04.12.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: Radioactive Waste In Numbers

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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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