Nuclear Power


Two Turkish firms out of Russian nuclear plant consortium, other in talks: sources

ANKARA Two of three Turkish firms lined up to buy into the Russia-led construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant have backed away from the deal, two energy sources told Reuters on Tuesday, in a possible further setback for the project.

China goes nuclear with latest state-brokered power deal

BEIJING China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC), China's No. 2 nuclear power producer, will take over the country's top nuclear power plant builder to create a company worth almost $100 billion, the latest state-orchestrated marriage in the nation's vast power sector.

Business, Deals, 31 Jan 2018

U.S. tests nuclear power system to sustain astronauts on Mars

WASHINGTON Initial tests in Nevada on a compact nuclear power system designed to sustain a long-duration NASA human mission on the inhospitable surface of Mars have been successful and a full-power run is scheduled for March, officials said on Thursday.

World, 19 Jan 2018

Can't please everyone: Trump energy policy riles competing sectors

WASHINGTON When the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump proposed new subsidies for coal and nuclear plants, it seemed like an obvious way to deliver on campaign promises to boost the nation's energy industry. | Video

World, 06 Jan 2018

Tillerson, Lavrov agree to continue North Korea diplomacy: U.S. State Dept

WASHINGTON The United States and Russia have agreed to continue diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis over North Korea's development of nuclear missiles capable of hitting the United States and emphasized that neither accept Pyongyang as a nuclear power, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.

World, 27 Dec 2017

Interview: Saudi Arabia hopes to start nuclear pact talks with U.S. in weeks - minister

RIYADH Saudi Arabia aims to start talks with Washington within weeks on an agreement to allow U.S. firms to participate in its nascent civilian nuclear energy programme, with the first tender expected in 2018, the kingdom's energy minister said on Wednesday.

World, 21 Dec 2017

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.

World, 18 Dec 2017

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, Business, 04 Dec 2017