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French energy transition bill adopted

Nuclear Policies

23 July 2015

Segolene addresses National Assembly - July 2015 - 48France's National Assembly yesterday gave final approval of the country's energy transition bill. Under the legislation, France's reliance on nuclear energy will be reduced to 50% of power generation by 2025.

German government partners agree on energy policy

Energy and Environment

03 July 2015

Germany's coalition government parties have agreed on measures to enable the country to meet its 2020 carbon emission targets while transitioning to renewable energy sources. As part of the deal, some coal-fuelled power plants will be shut down with others kept in reserve in case of energy shortages.

Early retirement for Kori 1

Corporate

16 June 2015

Kori (KHNP) 77x48South Korea's oldest operating reactor unit will close in 2017 without a licence extension, said operator Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP).

Fuel loading for Japanese reactor restart

Regulation and Safety

06 July 2015

Nuclear fuel will be loaded at Sendai 1 tomorrow, marking a significant step on its road to becoming the first Japanese reactor to restart, later this year.

Ukraine prepares to cancel Khmelnitski agreement with Russia

New Nuclear

24 June 2015

Ukraine is preparing the legal document required to cancel its contract with Russia concerning the completion of two units at the Khmelnitski nuclear power plant. The move was announced yesterday by Svetlana Kulchitskaya, deputy head of the atomic energy and nuclear industry department of the Ministry of Energy and Coal.

'Ambitious thinking is needed' for future energy investment

Energy and Environment

28 May 2015

Climate concerns demand trillions of dollars of new sustainable energy infrastructure, said the World Energy Council, adding that it will not happen without a clear climate framework and a global emissions target.