About: nuclear phase-out

Climate change 26-10-2018

Germany’s coal commission agrees first post-coal strategy steps

Members of Germany's coal exit commission unanimously adopted on Wednesday (25 October) the first major policy recommendations for those lignite mining regions affected by a future coal power phase-out. EURACTIV's media partner Clean Energy Wire reports.
Energy 12-07-2018

EU court dismisses Austrian case against UK nuclear plant

A European Union court on Thursday (12 July) dismissed a case brought by Austria against EU-approved subsidies for a new nuclear power plant in Britain.
Energy 03-04-2018

Belgium pledges to ditch nuclear power by 2025

On Friday (30 March), the Belgian government approved a new energy pact that will see the country phase out atomic power between 2022 and 2025.
Electricity 07-03-2018

Belgium offers radiation-busting tablets for all as EU anti-nuclear alliance builds

Belgian pharmacies will now provide radiation-busting iodine tablets free-of-charge to anyone as part of the country’s new nuclear strategy, while Benelux partner Luxembourg has come out fighting against atom-smashing.
Europe's East 07-11-2017

Belarus: Atomic power on the EU’s doorstep

A nuclear power plant on the EU’s border with Belarus continues to court controversy due to a number of incidents during its construction and serious concerns raised by neighbouring countries. EURACTIV.com visited the ex-Soviet nation in October to learn more.
Electricity 26-10-2017

Nuclear agency chief: Small reactors ‘might be a game-changer’ for Europe

The political climate for nuclear energy is "not very positive" in Europe, admits William D. Magwood, and the industry is currently shifting towards Russia and Asia as a result. But the emergence of small modular reactors (SMR) built in factories might slow down the process, he argues.
Electricity 19-07-2017

German nuclear damage shows atomic and renewable power are unhappy bedfellows

A Germany nuclear plant was damaged because its operators increased and decreased its output to respond to energy grid fluctuations. The incident supports the theory that nuclear and renewable energy generation are incompatible. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Oil and Industry 07-07-2017

Berlin invested in Belgian nuclear plants despite safety concerns

Germany’s federal government is invested to the tune of €6.4m in Belgium's ailing nuclear plants, despite Berlin recently advocating for their closure. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Energy 26-06-2017

Massive human chain protests ageing Belgian nuclear reactors

50,000 people from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands formed a cross-border 90 km-long human chain on Sunday (25 June) to protest against the controversial Tihange nuclear power plant. Micro-cracks were recently discovered in one of the facility’s reactors.
Air Quality 08-05-2017

EU pollutant limits threaten large-scale coal plants, says new report

Stricter European Union pollutant limits could lead to costly upgrades or the closure of one third of Europe's large-scale coal power plant capacity, a new report showed today (8 May).
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Energy 30-11-2016

Nuclear referendum fails to mollify Swiss energy debate

Given the polarisation of the debate and high share of undecided respondents, it comes as no surprise that politicians went back into campaigning mode after the nuclear referendum in Switzerland on Sunday (27 November), write Rolf Wüstenhagen and Adrian Rinscheid.
Energy 04-11-2016

Global industry report dispels myth of ‘nuclear renaissance’

Nuclear energy is being outstripped by renewable energy globally, but despite safety risks and rising costs of new generation reactors, there is still no end in sight for nuclear power - also in Europe. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Energy 14-06-2016

Norwegian gas giant insists on rapid coal phase out

A phase-out of coal has long been on the cards. Now, a study by Norwegian energy giant Statoil has shown that it needs to be done quickly if climate targets are to be met. EURACTIV’s partner WirtschaftsWoche reports.
Energy 02-05-2016

Germany’s nuclear providers set to be hit with massive atomic phase out bill

German energy companies should pay €23.34 billion into a state fund to finance the country's phase out of nuclear power. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Energy 20-04-2016

Germany tells Belgium to take two nuclear reactors offline

Germany has called upon the Belgian government to take two of its nuclear reactors temporarily offline, as there are "open safety concerns", according to its environment minister. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Climate change 07-04-2016

Future of former Spanish nuclear site remains unclear

Spain may be committed to phasing out nuclear power, but there are concerns about its older reactors and the alleged lack of transparency when it comes to addressing safety issues. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Energy 11-03-2016

EU’s ageing nuclear reactors pose significant safety risks

It isn't just far-off Ukraine that has its worries about nuclear power. 128 nuclear power plants in the EU with an average age of 30.6 years provide food for thought that is much closer to home. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Energy 07-03-2016

Doubts grow over planned UK nuclear plant

EDF's Chief Financial Officer, Thomas Piquemal, has allegedly resigned due to financial concerns about the planned nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in the United Kingdom. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Energy 03-02-2016

Environmentalist: Belgium ignoring lessons of Chernobyl and Fukushima

Germany's Minister for the Environment, Barbara Hendricks, has conducted talks with the Belgian government on extending the lifespan of its two nuclear power stations. They agreed to strengthen cooperation on nuclear safety. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Energy 20-01-2016

Further setback for Germany’s planned coal phase out

Germany's Minister for Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, remains cautious on the subject of the country's planned phase-out of coal, receiving backing from his SPD colleagues. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Energy 15-10-2015

German nuclear providers to bear phase-out costs

The decommissioning costs of German nuclear power plants should be covered by the big energy companies, not the taxpayer, according to the government. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Energy 13-10-2015

Auditors find that German nuclear providers can afford phase-out

A German government-initiated "stress test" of nuclear power providers' capacity to pay for the country's nuclear phase-out has been released. The verdict is positive, but not entirely certain. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.