Nuclear Power


China to UK: 'golden' ties at crucial juncture over nuclear delay


LONDON China has cautioned Britain against closing the door to Chinese money and said relations were at a crucial juncture after Prime Minister Theresa May delayed signing off on a $24 billion nuclear power project.

China media again touts plans to float nuclear reactors in disputed South China Sea

BEIJING China aims to launch a series of offshore nuclear power platforms to promote development in the South China Sea, state media said again on Friday, days after an international court ruled Beijing had no historic claims to most of the waters.

World, 15 Jul 2016

Former Japan nuclear regulator lashes out over earthquake standards

TOKYO A former senior official of Japan's atomic watchdog has lashed out publicly at the agency's response to his concerns over the assessment of earthquake risks to nuclear plants, adding to a controversy over safety five years after the Fukushima disaster.

World, Japan, 15 Jul 2016

As Japan re-embraces nuclear power, safety warnings persist

TOKYO Japan's re-embrace of nuclear power, on display last week with the recertification of two ageing reactors, is prompting some critics to warn that Tokyo is neglecting the lessons of Fukushima.

World, Japan, 01 Jul 2016

Global nuclear power capacity grew fast last year - IEA

PARIS Nuclear power capacity grew fast last year, mainly in China, but challenges such as ageing plants and low electricity prices could hobble the sector, the head of the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.

World, 28 Jun 2016

Rosatom's global nuclear ambition cramped by Kremlin politics

PARIS/MOSCOW The $100 billion overseas order book of Russia's nuclear power plant builder Rosatom -- bigger than all its Western competitors combined -- makes it look like the giant in its field.

Business, World 26 Jun 2016

Japan court upholds injunction to halt reactors in blow to nuclear power industry

TOKYO A Japanese court on Friday upheld an order to keep two reactors at the Takahama nuclear plant closed, operator Kansai Electric Power said, leaving efforts to get a struggling nuclear industry up and running in limbo.

World, Japan, 17 Jun 2016

Japan doubles down on coal power as trading houses curb investment

TOKYO As most developed economies turn their back on coal, Japan is burning record amounts for electricity generation and plans to use even more of the dirtiest fossil fuel to fill the gap after the Fukushima disaster paralysed its nuclear sector.

Business, Economy, Japan, 17 Jun 2016

French police break fuel depot blockade, nuclear plant strike looms

PARIS Police broke up a fuel depot blockade in France on Wednesday and the hardline CGT union called a strike at a nuclear plant in an escalation of a standoff over proposed new labour laws.

World, 25 May 2016

Australian inquiry backs nuclear power after decades-long aversion

SYDNEY An Australian royal commission on Monday recommended building a nuclear industry, including a waste dump, in the uranium-rich state of South Australia, propelling the case for overturning long-held opposition to nuclear power.

World, 09 May 2016