Fukushima operator eyes plan to clean up plant

2017-02-23 22:45

The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant says it will craft a plan this summer to extract highly radioactive fuel from the damaged reactors.

Delays in nuclear projects drive costs - expert

2017-02-22 07:01

Nuclear power plants operate cheaply and efficiently. However, it is the construction of the plant which has the greatest bearing on the high costs, says an expert.

Crunch time as Eskom faces break-up push

2017-02-21 06:00

OUTA plans to lay a complaint with the Competition Commission to fine and unbundle Eskom, in a bid to undo what it described as the power utility’s “monopolistic control”.

Three guaranteed expenses for Budget 2017

2017-02-15 20:05

There are three imperative funding areas which Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan could mention in Budget 2017.

Cleaner robot pulled from Fukushima reactor due to radiation

2017-02-09 16:03

A remote-controlled "cleaning" robot that entered one of three wrecked Fukushima reactor containment chambers has been withdrawn before completing its mission due to glitches most likely caused by high radiation.

Trump puts Iran 'on notice,' denounces nuclear deal

2017-02-03 05:50

President Donald Trump says Iran was now formally "on notice" after a recent missile test, while also claiming the Islamic Republic was on the brink of collapse when it signed an international nuclear deal.

France’s EDF also on board to bid for nuclear build

2017-01-25 15:55

French power utility EDF has announced it intends to submit a response to Eskom’s Request for Information for the 9.6 GW nuclear new build procurement programme.

Toshiba dives on reported nuclear power losses

2017-01-19 17:18

Toshiba shares have plunged in Tokyo following reports of huge losses at its US nuclear power business.

Xi calls for world without nuclear weapons

2017-01-18 22:30

Nations should strive for a world where nuclear weapons are prohibited and where existing stocks are destroyed, Chinese President Xi Jinping has said.

Final Iran nuclear talks before Trump takes office

2017-01-10 22:10

Iran and major powers took stock Tuesday of their 2015 nuclear deal, with Donald Trump's imminent inauguration and the death of a moderate former Iranian president raising worries about its future.


Nuclear deal: The calm before the storm?

2017-02-22 15:07

National Treasury’s 2017 Budget Review and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s speech have kept a wide berth from mentioning nuclear energy.

Credit downgrade could increase cost of nuclear - expert

2017-02-21 20:00

Losing the investment grade rating could make nuclear power more expensive, cautions an industry expert.

Slovenian nuclear plant shut down

2017-02-16 21:28

A 35-year old nuclear plant in Slovenia automatically shut down because of a water supply problem, its operator says.

Explosion at French nuclear plant, 'no risk'

2017-02-09 17:03

An explosion at a nuclear power plant in northern France has caused minor injuries, but took place outside the plant's nuclear zone and posed no risk of contamination, authorities say.

Costly delays upset reactor renaissance, keep nuclear at bay

2017-02-03 07:53

Costly delays, growing complexity and new safety requirements in the wake of the triple meltdown at Fukushima are conspiring to thwart a new age of nuclear reactor construction.

Are anti-nuclear activists blinded by Zupta fear? Why SA needs nuclear power – economist

2017-01-26 15:30

SA faces a dark future if it increases renewables and cuts coal and nuclear, says an independent analyst. He sets out the pros and cons of the various energy options.

France closing ageing nuclear plant

2017-01-24 18:58

France has taken a key step towards shutting down its oldest nuclear power station, a campaign promise of Socialist President Francois Hollande.

N Korea preparing to launch new missiles: report

2017-01-19 08:28

North Korea is preparing to test new rockets, a report says, after its leader Kim Jong-Un said the country was in the final stages of developing inter-continental ballistic missiles.

Trump wants to hold summit with Putin in Iceland

2017-01-15 15:01

US President-elect Donald Trump's first foreign trip will be a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Wind/solar sectors mull Eskom court bid while new energy plan delayed

2017-01-10 12:45

The Department of Energy has delayed new energy plans, while the renewable sector is considering going to court to force Eskom’s hand amid its new build woes.

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