Image - Taiwan Premier Rejects Call to Scrap Nuclear Plant

Taiwan Premier Rejects Call to Scrap Nuclear Plant

Taiwan's Premier Jiang Yi-huah on Monday rejected a call from the main opposition party to scrap a nearly completed nuclear power plant, despite planned protests including a hunger strike. "It would be difficult to stop the construction of the fourth nuclear power plant simply by issuing an administrative order," Jiang told reporters after a closed-door discussion with Su Tseng-chang, chairman of the Democratic Progressive Pa...

Nuclear - Apr 21, 2014


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