Electric Power Generation
Jul 23, 2012 07:21 EDT
Japanese authorities and Tokyo Electric Power ignored the risk of an atomic accident because they believed in the "myth of nuclear safety", a government-backed report on the Fukushima crisis said Monday.
Jul 23, 2012 02:13 EDT
Japanese and Tokyo Electric Power officials ignored the risks of an atomic accident because they believed in the "myth of nuclear safety", a government panel's report on the Fukushima crisis said Monday.
Jul 20, 2012 11:33 EDT
An ex-prime minister joined a weekly mass rally outside his former official residence Friday to protest against the restart of nuclear power generation in post-disaster Japan.
Jul 19, 2012 08:59 EDT
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Thursday was told it could hike household bills by around 8.5 percent, as the president insisted his company was misunderstood by the public.
Jul 18, 2012 15:04 EDT
Cameroon plans to send daily emails and text messages to electricity customers asking if they have experienced power cuts, in a bid to get a handle on its crippling blackouts, officials said Wednesday.
Jul 18, 2012 14:27 EDT
Japan's nuclear safety watchdog on Wednesday ordered a probe into claims the country's only working nuclear power station sits on an active tectonic fault.
Jul 18, 2012 10:58 EDT
The UAE will begin building two of four nuclear power plants in partnership with a South Korean consortium, the first of which will begin production in 2017, the Gulf state announced Wednesday.
Jul 16, 2012 16:25 EDT
Lithuania's parliament on Monday called a referendum on plans for an atomic power plant to replace a Soviet-era facility closed under the terms of Lithuania's entry into the European Union.
Jul 16, 2012 12:16 EDT
Britain's Tate Modern opens the former power station's giant underground oil tanks as an art space on Wednesday, vastly increasing the capacity of the world's most visited modern art gallery.
Jul 16, 2012 12:08 EDT
Finnish electricity company TVO revealed on Monday a new delay in the operation of an EPR nuclear reactor being built by Areva and Siemens which is already five years late.
Jul 16, 2012 10:00 EDT
Shares in French nuclear energy giant Areva leapt by more than eight percent on Monday as investors welcomed a plan to cut debt by selling a Canadian-based asset.
Jul 13, 2012 16:21 EDT
Italian police Friday seized assets worth 350 million euros ($428 million) including a giant wind farm in a crackdown on the 'Ndrangheta mafia in the southern region of Calabria, investigators said.
Jul 12, 2012 19:58 EDT
US nuclear regulators published an update on California's troubled San Onofre power plant Thursday, sparking an expert warning that the problem is more serious than first thought.
Jul 10, 2012 17:47 EDT
Hillary Clinton will Wednesday become the first US secretary of state to visit communist-run Laos in 57 years on a brief trip focusing on the legacy of the Vietnam War and a controversial dam project.
Jul 09, 2012 14:02 EDT
Switzerland's four nuclear power stations are fit to withstand a major earthquake and pose no threat to the population and the environment, inspectors said on Monday.
Jul 09, 2012 12:59 EDT
More than 800 nuclear scientists and engineers went on strike on Monday, warning of "dire consequences" for Canada's nuclear industry after contract talks broke down with Candu Energy Inc.
Jul 07, 2012 12:01 EDT
France's nuclear power group Areva and other companies including China's CGNPC will bid for the British joint venture dropped by Germany in March, Areva boss Luc Oursel said Saturday.
Jul 06, 2012 15:05 EDT
Laos has pledged to stall construction of a controversial multi-billion dollar dam on the Mekong river until all its neighbours' environmental concerns have been answered, state media said Friday.
Jul 05, 2012 10:01 EDT
Last year's Fukushima nuclear accident was a man-made disaster caused by Japan's culture of "reflexive obedience" and not just the tsunami that hit the plant, a damning parliamentary report said Thursday.
Jul 05, 2012 09:40 EDT
London's iconic but derelict Battersea Power Station has been acquired by a Malaysian consortium for £400 million ($620 million, 501 million euros), the new owners said Thursday.