May 24, 2016

China in 'preliminary' deal for Sudan's first atomic plant

A Chinese state-owned company has signed a “preliminary” deal with Sudan to build the east African country’s first nuclear power plant, an official in Khartoum said on Tuesday. The China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) signed a memorandum of understanding with the electricity ministry on ...

May 19, 2016

Fukui Prefecture plans tax on spent nuclear fuel

The Fukui Prefectural Government is planning to submit an ordinance to an assembly session next month that calls for a tax on spent nuclear fuel stored at nuclear plants in the prefecture, informed sources said Thursday. The ordinance is aimed at encouraging nuclear plant ...

May 1, 2016

G-7 energy chiefs discuss investment for stable energy supplies

Energy ministers from the Group of Seven (G-7) countries started two days of talks in Kitakyushu on Sunday, focusing first on promoting investment in production, infrastructure and technology to ensure stable energy supplies. Gathering in Fukuoka Prefecture, ministers and representatives from Britain, Canada, France, ...

Apr 23, 2016

Four utilities sign cooperation pact for nuclear emergencies

Kansai Electric Power Co. and three other power suppliers in western Japan have signed an agreement to cooperate during nuclear accidents. The pact calls on Kansai, Chugoku Electric Power Co., Shikoku Electric Power Co. and Kyushu Electric Power Co. to provide each other with ...