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  • China in talks to build UK nuclear power plants

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 praises EU nuclear stress test ‘transparency’

    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

    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.

  • Italian minister says reject nuclear power, not research

    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.

  • Western powers step up sanctions on Iran

    Global Europe 22-11-2011

    The United States, Britain and Canada yesterday (21 November) announced new sanctions on Iran's energy and financial sectors, steps analysts said may raise pressure on Tehran but were unlikely to halt its nuclear program.

  • EU must double energy grid funding, says study

    Energy 08-11-2011

    European Union nations must nearly double investment in power grid construction in the decade after 2020 if they are to get on the path to carbon-free electricity by mid-century, the European Climate Foundation (ECF) think-tank said yesterday (7 November).

  • Belgium to shut down nuclear plants by 2025

    Energy 02-11-2011

    Belgium's political parties have reached a conditional agreement to shut down the country's two remaining nuclear power stations, owned by GDF Suez unit Electrabel, a government spokeswoman said earlier this week.