Politics rss

€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.

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.

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.

Japan retains nuclear in energy mix

Nuclear Policies

11 April 2014

Three years after the Fukushima accident, which led to calls for Japan to phase-out nuclear power, the country's cabinet has given its approval to an energy policy that recommends the restart of its idled nuclear reactors.

Lithuania restates Visaginas commitment

New Nuclear

03 April 2014

Lithuania_accord_290314_(Lithuanian_Pres)_48Leaders of Lithuania's seven parliamentary parties have underlined their commitment to the construction of the Visaginas nuclear power plant in a document setting out the nation's strategic goals.

Blockage cleared for Fukushima water bypass

Regulation and Safety

26 March 2014

With the permission of local fishermen Tepco will soon let groundwater bypass the Fukushima Daiichi plant, alleviating a large part of its water management problem.