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Russian roulette? Finland’s inexplicable nuclear obsession via Ecologist

Does Finland suffer from a nuclear death wish? So it seems, writes Ulla Klötzer. Its government responded to the world’s two greatest nuclear disasters by … ordering a new nuclear plant. And as the Olkiluoto nuclear project descended into face … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Energy: Should we build a small nuclear reactor at Moneypoint? via The Irish Times

Nuclear campaigner Denis Duff believes nuclear energy, off the agenda since the Carnsore protests in the 1970s, should be considered as part of Ireland’s energy future Denis Duff, a civil engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in renewable and … Continue reading

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Finnish government conditionally approves nuclear plant, Greens quit via Reuters

(Reuters) – The Finnish government has decided to conditionally back an updated application from Finnish-Russian group Fennovoima to build a nuclear reactor in the north of the country, prompting the Greens to quit the administration. The permit for the 1,200 … Continue reading

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Greens’ Niinistö calls for gov’t to reconsider Rosatom for nuclear plant via uutiset

Green Environment Minister Ville Niinistö said he believes that giving the Russian nuclear plant builder Rosatom a permit to construct a new nuclear power facility in Finland would be strange, given that the rest of the European Union is working … Continue reading

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French auditors slam Areva for Olkiluoto nuclear project in Finland via YLE

The French nuclear contractor Areva is at the centre of a storm of criticism by French government auditors over its operations. Finland’s Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority STUK says it still hasn’t received all of the new paperwork relating to nuclear … Continue reading

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Decision time looms for Finland’s Fennovoima reactor via Reuters

HELSINKI, Feb 7 (Reuters) – A plan to build Finland’s sixth nuclear reactor hangs in the balance as investors reassess its viability against a weaker economy and lower energy prices and a deadline for final commitments looms. […] CHEAPER ELECTRICITY? … Continue reading

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Finland: Nuclear power plant to use Russian via Eye on the Arctic

A nuclear power plant slated to be built on Finland’s west coast would source its fuel from Russia, the contractor says. The value of a 10-year deal to fuel the planned Fennovoima plant would be 450 million euros, according to … Continue reading

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Russia’s Rosatom says in talks with Finnish firm on nuclear reactor via Reuters

(Reuters) – Nuclear consortium Fennovoima has held talks with Russia’s Rosatom over a reactor supply deal for its plant in northern Finland, an executive of the Russian nuclear company told Finnish radio. Fennovoima has said it would choose this year … Continue reading

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EON Exit From Finnish Nuclear Reactor May Trigger Failure via Bloomberg

EON AG’s plan to pull out of a joint venture that’s building a nuclear reactor in Finland increases the risk that the project may fail, thwarting the government’s plans to cut reliance on energy imports. EON, Germany’s biggest utility, is … Continue reading

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E.ON sells nuclear stake in Finland via Power Engineering International

E.ON (FWB: EOAN) is selling its 34 per cent stake in Fennovoima, effectively ending its interest in the company’s nuclear power plant project in Finland. Finland has four reactors producing a quarter of the country’s electricity and is building a fifth … Continue reading

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