Dec 12, 2014

GE, Hitachi reactor design heads toward approval in Britain

GE and Hitachi have cleared the next regulatory hurdle toward permission for the use of their joint nuclear reactor design in Britain after the government awarded it a so-called regulatory justification. Hitachi plans to build up to five UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactors at ...

Dec 3, 2014

Britain signs deal for nuclear plant project

Britain on Tuesday agreed to provide a financial guarantee to a Franco-Japanese joint venture that is seeking to build Europe’s largest new nuclear power development in the country. NuGeneration Ltd., a venture between France’s GDF Suez and Toshiba, has signed a cooperation agreement with ...

German power plants may limit use of coal

Nov 25, 2014

German power plants may limit use of coal

Germany aims to limit coal use in electricity production to meet the country’s target in cutting Earth-warming carbon emissions, according to a document seen Monday. Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel will propose that electricity producers reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by 4.4 million ...

Nov 19, 2014

Diet approves bill on collective compensation for nuclear accidents

The Diet on Wednesday enacted a bill that allows Japan to join an international pact on financial liability for nuclear accidents. The Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage requires parties to share part of the compensation in the event of a nuclear accident. ...