Nuclear Power


Nuclear, renewables to help French CO2 reduction goals, Macron says


PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he would not follow Germany's example by phasing out nuclear energy in France because his priority was to cut carbon emissions and shut down polluting coal-fired production.

South Korea plans shift to renewables, but coal, nuclear to remain strong

SEOUL South Korea aims to expand the share of renewables and also natural gas in its fuel mix to gradually cut back its high dependence on coal and nuclear power over the 15 years to 2031, the energy ministry said on Thursday.

World, 14 Dec 2017

China looks to nuclear option to ease winter heating woes

SHANGHAI With its smog-prone north desperate to slash coal consumption, China is looking to deploy nuclear power to provide reliable winter heating, raising public safety concerns - though developers say the risks are minimal. | Video

World, 10 Dec 2017

U.S. firms invited to bid for Saudi nuclear plants

RIYADH Saudi Arabia has invited U.S. firms to take part in developing its civilian nuclear power programme, Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Monday, adding the kingdom was not interested in diverting nuclear technology to military use.

World, Budget 2017, Business, 04 Dec 2017

France stops large shipment of radioactive Belarus mushrooms

PARIS France has stopped a large shipment of Belarus mushrooms contaminated with low-level radioactivity probably from Chernobyl and not linked to a radioactive cloud that appeared in southern Russia last month, officials said on Thursday.

World, 01 Dec 2017

Exclusive: Westinghouse discussing group bid for Saudi nuclear tender - sources

RIYADH/PARIS Toshiba-owned Westinghouse is in talks with other U.S-based companies to form a consortium to bid in a multi-billion-dollar tender for two nuclear power reactors in Saudi Arabia, three industry sources said.

Budget 2017, Business, 21 Nov 2017

New Jersey man sentenced for role in Russian uranium bribe scheme

WASHINGTON A New Jersey man was sentenced on Monday to a year and a day in prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with his role in arranging bribes for the awarding of contracts with Russia's state-owned nuclear energy corporation, the U.S. Justice Department said.

World, 14 Nov 2017

France postpones target to drop share of nuclear energy in power mix

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron's government on Tuesday postponed a long-held target to reduce the share of nuclear energy in France's electricity generation.

World, 07 Nov 2017

Saudi Arabia takes first step towards nuclear plant tender: sources

ABU DHABI/KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia has sent a request for information (RFI) to international suppliers to build two nuclear power plants, a first step towards a formal tender, three sources said.

World, 01 Nov 2017

Pakistan plans to build several new nuclear reactors: official

ABU DHABI Pakistan plans to build at least three to four big reactors as it targets nuclear power capacity of 8,800 megawatts (MW) by 2030, the country's atomic energy commission chairman said.

World, South Asia, 31 Oct 2017