Nuclear Power


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.

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

30 years on, Ukrainians remember victims of Chernobyl disaster

KIEV Ukraine held memorial services on Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster which permanently poisoned swathes of eastern Europe and highlighted the shortcomings of the secretive Soviet system. | Video

Top News, World, 26 Apr 2016

Protesters break into Finnish-Russian nuclear site

HELSINKI Anti-nuclear protesters broke in to a construction site on Tuesday for a nuclear reactor to be supplied by Russia's state-owned nuclear firm Rosatom, choosing the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster for their demonstration.

World, 26 Apr 2016

Former Chernobyl residents take a bittersweet visit home

PRIPYAT, Ukraine For residents of Chernobyl, a three-day evacuation turned into a thirty-year exile.

World, 25 Apr 2016

China could build nuclear plants for South China Sea, paper says

BEIJING China is getting closer to building maritime nuclear power platforms that could one day be used to support projects in the disputed South China Sea, a state-run newspaper said on Friday, but the foreign ministry said it had not heard of the plans.

World, 22 Apr 2016