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France Continues to Say ‘Oui’ to Nuclear Power

French reliance on nuclear power shows no signs of abating, despite widespread reactor closures across Europe and negative public opinion, states a new report by energy industry specialists GlobalData. According to the report, France’s nuclear installed capacity is set to

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UK Nuclear Power Stations Pass ‘Stress Test’

Safety reassessments undertaken at UK nuclear power stations in the light of events at Fukushima Dai-ichi have revealed no fundamental weaknesses. A report just published by the Office for Nuclear Regulation, the UK’s independent nuclear safety regulator, confirms that UK

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Global Nuclear Generation Capacity Falls

Due to increasing costs of production, a slowed demand for electricity, and fresh memories of disaster in Japan, production of nuclear power fell in 2011, according to the latest Vital Signs Online (VSO) report from the Worldwatch Institute. Despite reaching

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German Wind Power Has Potential to Plug ‘Nuclear Gap’

Onshore wind energy alone can provide up to 65% of Germany’s electricity requirements, according to a new study published by the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) on behalf of the German Wind Energy Association (BWE).

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Europe’s Nuclear Renaissance Gains Credence

Nuclear Power Europe, part of Europe’s largest power industry networking event POWER-GEN Europe, has announced survey results confirming a revival of nuclear power in the European energy marketplace. Following the record-breaking POWER-GEN Europe 2010 exhibition and conference held in Amsterdam

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