Image - Czech energy firm scraps nuclear plant expansion

Czech energy firm scraps nuclear plant expansion

Czech energy giant CEZ said Thursday it was scrapping the planned construction of two new reactors at its Temelin nuclear plant, citing "turbulent" conditions in the European energy sector. "CEZ has cancelled the bidding process for the construction of two new units at Temelin. This decision has been announced to all parties," the firm said. It blamed turbulence in the European energy sector where power prices have ...

Nuclear - Apr 10, 2014


Image - Japan to keep using nuclear in new energy plan

Japan to keep using nuclear in new energy plan

Japan on Friday said nuclear power would remain an important source of energy as the government approved a new Basic Energy Plan, the first policy of its kind since the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The government of conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said atomic generation would resume once regulators were sure of the safety of each reactor, all of which were switched off after the tsunami-sparked catastrophe at the Fukushima plant. Th...

Nuclear - Apr 11, 2014


Image - MEPs Call for an EU Strategy Beyond the Nuclear File

MEPs Call for an EU Strategy Beyond the Nuclear File

The EU should exploit the current window of opportunity of nuclear talks and internal developments in Iran, which favour both domestic reform and better EU-Iran relations, says Parliament in a resolution passed on Thursday. It also calls on the EU to be more active in addressing the human rights situation and in supporting civil society in Iran. MEPs say that once a comprehensive agreement is reached that guarantees that Iran’s nucle...

Nuclear - Nuclear - Apr 3, 2014