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Big is not so beautiful in Grid talks to power down via The Times

Emily Gosden, Energy Editor, 5 May 2020, The TimesMore than £50 million could be paid to EDF to reduce power output from Britain’s largest nuclear reactor and avert the risk of blackouts this summer. National Grid is negotiating with the French … Continue reading

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Speeding Sea Level Rise Threatens Nuclear Plants via EcoWatch

By Paul Brown The latest science shows how the pace of sea level rise is speeding up, fueling fears that not only millions of homes will be under threat, but that vulnerable installations like docks and power plants will be … Continue reading

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France’s EDF raises Flamanville cost estimate by 1.5 bln euros via Reuters

[…] EDF said its latest estimate was for construction costs at Flamanville now standing at 12.4 billion euros. […] In July 2018, just months after welding problems at Flamanville were first reported, EDF had already added 400 million euros to … Continue reading

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EDF continues course for renewables as UK nuclear prices hit bottom line via Clean Energy

French energy major EDF has pointed towards a future more renewable after collapsing nuclear power prices in the UK sent its earnings down by one-fifth. […] The differing performance of EDF’s separate units follows yet more difficult headlines for the … Continue reading

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Toshiba’s US nuclear problems provide cautionary tale for UK via The Guardian

The roots of Toshiba’s admission this week that it has serious doubts over its “ability to continue as a going concern” can be found near two small US towns. It is the four reactors being built for nuclear power stations … Continue reading

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French nuclear company EDF to get cash infusion via DW

The French government has said it will go ahead with a 4-billion-euro share issue for state-controlled electricity firm EDF. The move will help finance the construction of two controversial nuclear reactors in the UK. The French state – which holds … Continue reading

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French unions deliver new blow to Hinkley Point nuclear power scheme via The Daily Mail

The Hinkley Point nuclear power station project suffered a fresh setback as it emerged trade unions are “unlikely” to back the scheme, which is being developed by French energy giant EDF. The £18 billion project to build the new plant … Continue reading

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UPDATE 1-EDF sinks to all-time low as nuclear waste cost estimate soars via Reuters

* State agency warns of higher nuclear waste storage costs * Andra estimate up to 30 bln euros, EDF estimate 20 bln * One billion extra would boost EDF provisions 200 mln euros * Energy minister will have to decide … Continue reading

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New French solar farm, Europe’s biggest, cheaper than new nuclear via Reuters

French energy group Neoen on Tuesday inaugurated a 300 megawatt (MW) solar farm, Europe’s biggest, which will produce power at a price below that of new nuclear plants. Built on a 250-hectare site south of Bordeaux, the plant will provide … Continue reading

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UK should think again about Hinkley Point nuclear power station via FT

The economics of EDF’s project looks less and less desirable EDF, the French state-owned power company, can point to one big advantage of the nuclear power station it intends to build at Hinkley Point in south-west England. Once fired up, … Continue reading

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