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Germany passes ‘coal-exit’ law to phase out fossil fuels by 2038

German lawmakers have voted a roadmap for the coal-free era in the country, which includes abandoning nuclear power by 2022

read more... 06/07/2020

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New nuclear will ensure France's energy security, SFEN says

A failure to renew France's fleet of nuclear power reactors will have consequences as soon as 2030 for not only the country's energy security but also its climate targets, according to the French nuclear energy society (SFEN). Nuclear power plants, with a combined capacity of 62 GWe, currently account for more than 70% of the country's electricity generation.

read more... 03/07/2020

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France completes closure of Fessenheim plant

French utility EDF yesterday permanently shut down unit 2 of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant in eastern France as scheduled. Its closure, together with that of unit 1 in February, was necessary under the country's energy transition law before EDF can bring new nuclear capacity online.

read more... 01/07/2020

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Rosatom, Framatome, GE agree to partner in tender for Bulgarian NPP project

Russian nuclear energy corporation Rosatom said on Thursday that it has signed memorandums of understanding (MoU) with France's Framatome and US-based General Electric Steam Power to submit a joint bid for taking part in the tender for construction of Belene nuclear power plant (NPP) in Bulgaria.

read more... 19/06/2020

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The UK ‘must commit to 10GW of new nuclear to reach net zero by 2050, but costs need to fall’

A strategy without new nuclear power could put the UK Government’s net zero target at risk, according to a report

read more... 18/06/2020

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