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New nuclear power cannot rival windfarms on price, energy boss says via The Guardian

New nuclear power stations in the UK can no longer compete with windfarms on price, according to the boss of a German energy company’s green power arm. Hans Bunting, the chief operating officer of renewables at Innogy SE, part of … Continue reading

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Hinkley must not be taken as a precedent for other nuclear stations via The Guardian

Despite the majority of the British public being opposed to a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, according to various surveys, Theresa May has approved the £18bn project. The arguments against it are well understood – cost, safety … Continue reading

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France’s nuclear giant Areva admits to ‘400 irregularities’ in power plant parts via The Telegraph

France’s ailing nuclear giant, Areva, faced a major scandal on Tuesday after the country’s nuclear watchdog confirmed there have been “irregularities” in 400 parts produced in its reactors since 1965, and that “around 50 are currently in service in France’s nuclear … Continue reading

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Austria to file EU complaint against UK nuclear plant via yahoo!news

Vienna (AFP) – Austria will next week officially file a legal complaint in Brussels against state subsidies for Britain’s planned new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant, the government in Vienna said Tuesday. “We cannot accept that a technology such as … Continue reading

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UK nuclear strategy faces meltdown as faults are found in identical French project via The Independent

A “very serious” fault has been discovered in a French nuclear power station which is at the heart of David Cameron’s strategy to “keep the lights on” in Britain in the next decade. The future of two nuclear reactors planned … Continue reading

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UK joins Romanian push for new EU nuclear aid package via The Guardian

UK and seven other EU countries call on commission for increased nuclear aid funding and support to help meet climate targets and energy security objectives […] The letter to the commission’s vice president Sefkovic and climate commissioner Miguel Cañete was … Continue reading

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Conference to dismantle case for nuclear via Molly Scott Cato

A special conference hosted by Green MEPs will this week seek to dismantle the case for Hinkley C nuclear power station and bring an end to the argument that nuclear is ever part of a sustainable energy future. The London conference … Continue reading

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Austria is 100 percent nuclear-free via Renewable International

On 1 January 2015, Austria’s “ban” on imports of nuclear power went into effect as planned. The event has gone as unreported in the English-speaking world as was the original announcement. On Twitter this morning, Stephen Tindale asked me a … Continue reading

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Nuclear Subsidy Deal ‘Will Kill Renewables’ via Climate news network

The battle over the UK’s plan to subsidise nuclear power will decide Europe’s energy mix for the next 50 years, say critics. LONDON, 7 April – The United Kingdom’s plans to build heavily subsidised nuclear power stations have come under … Continue reading

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Hinkley C decision “a political scandal” say local campaigners via Stop Hinkley

Local campaigners say that today’s decision to grant planning permission for EDF’s Hinkley C project is no surprise, but does nothing to answer the serious questions which now hang over the project. “I don’t think anyone in West Somerset believed … Continue reading

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