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  • EU nuclear reactors in need of safety upgrades

     Video | Promoted content | Energy 05-10-2012

    Despite the 'hundreds' of defects pointed out by a commission's leaked report, the European Commission on Thursday said that the safety of all nuclear reactors across Europe is 'satisfactory".
    "The safety situation in the EU is at good level and satisfactory. There is no nuclear power plant which must be shut down immediately for safety reasons', said Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Energy.

  • China in talks to build UK nuclear power plants

    News | Brexit 24-07-2012

    China is poised to make a dramatic intervention in Britain's energy future by offering to invest billions of pounds in building a series of new nuclear power stations.

  • Lithuania pushes energy pawns against Russian chess master

    News | Elections 16-07-2012

    Lithuania aims at achieving energy independence by 2020 through the implementation of a series of projects that a high official compared to chess pieces in a match against Russia, its former Soviet master.

  • UK government announces biggest energy reforms in 20 years

    News | Brexit 23-05-2012

    The biggest reforms to the UK energy sector in two decades were set out yesterday (22 May), prompting warnings from consumer groups and green campaigners that they would raise bills and penalise renewable energy while boosting nuclear power.

  • Japanese envoy ties ‘nuclear phobia’ to plant closures

    News | Climate change 15-03-2012

    Nuclear plants have remained closed in Japan since the Fukushima disaster because of ‘nuclear-phobia’ among local communities, the Japanese trade envoy has told a meeting in Brussels.

  • Ashton agrees to resume nuclear talks with Iran

    News | Global Europe 07-03-2012

    European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton wrote to Iran's chief nuclear negotiator yesterday (6 March), accepting an offer to meet to discuss Tehran's nuclear program.

  • David Cameron in France to sign nuclear power deal

    News | Brexit 17-02-2012

    British prime minister David Cameron is meeting Nicolas Sarkozy on Friday (17 February) to cement a £500 million (€602 million) agreement on civilian nuclear co-operation that is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs in Britain.

  • Greenpeace: ‘Wins’ and ‘black holes’ from EU nuclear stress tests

    Interview | Energy 16-02-2012

    The stress tests carried out on Europe's nuclear power plants in the wake of the Fukushima disaster last year have already brought "important wins", especially in terms of transparency, says Greenpeace nuclear expert Jan Haverkamp. Speaking to EURACTIV.sk in an interview, he also said the tests had exposed some "black holes" in the emergency responses that need to be addressed.

  • Greenpeace praises EU nuclear stress test ‘transparency’

    News | Energy 16-02-2012

    The stress tests carried out on Europe's nuclear power plants in the wake of the Fukushima disaster last year have already brought "important wins", especially in terms of transparency, says Greenpeace nuclear expert Jan Haverkamp. Speaking to EURACTIV.sk in an interview, he also said the tests had exposed some "black holes" in the emergency responses that need to be addressed.

  • Iran urged to return to table, as EU imposes oil embargo

    News | Energy 23-01-2012

    As the EU banned oil imports from Iran and imposed biting new sanctions yesterday (23 January), Europe’s foreign affairs chief called on Teheran to "return to the table" for more talks.

  • Clini: Environment, growth are ‘two sides of the same coin’

    Interview | Climate change 19-01-2012

    Italians decidedly rejected nuclear power in a referendum last year, but that does not mean abandoning the study and research on atomic energy, Environment Minister Corrado Clini said in an interview with EURACTIV Italy.

  • Italian minister says reject nuclear power, not research

    News | Energy 19-01-2012

    Italians decidedly rejected the use of existing nuclear power plants, but that does not mean abandoning the study and research on atomic energy, said Environment Minister Corrado Clini. Speaking to EURACTIV Italy in an exclusive interview, Clini also addressed other issues related to EU environmental policy and cooperation with Brazil in advance of the Rio+20 Earth Summit.