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Areva wins service contracts

Corporate

11 June 2014

Kozloduy_turbine_hall_(Kozloduy_NPP)_48A recent flurry of contracts will see Areva provide reactor services to units in Bulgaria, Switzerland and Germany, including a power uprate at Bulgaria's Kozloduy plant.

€2.2 billion owed to German nuclear utilities

Nuclear Policies

15 April 2014

Germany should immediately refund some €2.2 billion in nuclear fuel taxes collected from EOn and RWE, pending final decisions on the tax from either the Federal Constitutional Court or the European Court of Justice.

Nuclear tax robs seven months from German plant

Corporate

28 March 2014

The Grafenrheinfeld nuclear power plant will close seven months early, said EOn, claiming the government tax on nuclear fuel makes its final period of operation uneconomic.

G7 names nuclear as energy security asset

Energy and Environment

07 May 2014

The G7 group of industrialised nations has focused on energy security, prioritising low-carbon sources including nuclear power for deployment in an effort to establish resilient low-carbon power systems.

German law limits renewable growth

Nuclear Policies

09 April 2014

A new law approved by the German cabinet aims to keep down the costs and slow down the rate of growth of renewable energy as the country continues with its energy transition.

Coal taints Germany's energy mix

Energy and Environment

12 March 2014

Greenhouse gas emissions in Germany, 1990 - Forecast 2013 (UBA) 66x48Germany increased its carbon dioxide emissions for the second year in a row due to its Energiewende policies and the effects of global fuel markets.