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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 28 2017

EDF must replace Flamanville reactor cover by 2024: regulator

PARIS EDF's Flamanville 3 nuclear reactor being built in northwest France is fit for service despite weak spots in its steel, but the utility will have to replace the reactor cover by 2024 at the latest, nuclear regulator ASN said.

Jun 28 2017

Nuclear experts say EDF's Flamanville reactor safe to start - source

PARIS Utility EDF's Flamanville 3 nuclear reactor in northwest France has been cleared by a group of experts for start-up despite weak spots in its steel, confirming the findings of the ASN nuclear regulator, a source close to the situation told Reuters.

Jun 28 2017

French experts confirm that EDF's Flamanville reactor can start up-source

PARIS, June 28 EDF's nuclear reactor in Flamanville, north-western France, can start up despite weak spots in its steel, a group of experts said, confirming the nuclear regulator ASN's recommendation, a source familiar with the situation said.

Jun 23 2017

Exclusive: Regulator advises EDF's Flamanville reactor fit for purpose - sources

PARIS A long-awaited report on the safety of the nuclear reactor EDF is building in Flamanville, north-western France, declares the reactor vessel fit for purpose, two sources with direct knowledge of the report told Reuters on Friday.

Jun 23 2017

Exclusive: ASN report advises EDF's Flamanville reactor fit for purpose - sources

PARIS A long-awaited report by the IRSN, the technical arm of French nuclear regulator ASN, advises that the vessel of the nuclear reactor EDF is building in Flamanville is fit for purpose, two sources with direct knowledge of the report told Reuters.

Jun 23 2017

EXCLUSIVE-ASN report advises EDF's Flamanville reactor fit for purpose-sources

PARIS, June 23 A long-awaited report by the IRSN, the technical arm of French nuclear regulator ASN, advises that the vessel of the nuclear reactor EDF is building in Flamanville is fit for purpose, two sources with direct knowledge of the report told Reuters.

Jun 21 2017

Rapid nuclear decommissioning threatens climate targets, says IEA

Decommissioning nuclear plants in Europe and North America from 2020 threatens global plans to cut carbon emissions unless governments build new nuclear plants or expand the use of renewables, a top International Energy Agency official said.

Jun 21 2017

Rapid nuclear decommissioning threatens climate targets, says IEA

ESTORIL, Portugal Decommissioning nuclear plants in Europe and North America from 2020 threatens global plans to cut carbon emissions unless governments build new nuclear plants or expand the use of renewables, a top International Energy Agency official said.

Jun 21 2017

Exclusive: Estonia's Eesti Energia plans wind unit listing early 2018

ESTORIL, Portugal State-owned Estonian utility Eesti Energia plans to list up to 49 percent of its Enefit Renewables unit early next year in an initial public offering (IPO) that could raise up to 500 million euros ($557.25 million), Chief Executive Hando Sutter said.

Jun 20 2017

Norway's Statkraft to make biofuel from wood chips and other waste

ESTORIL, Portugal Norwegian utility Statkraft has found a way to produce biofuel from wood chippings and other solid organic waste, which it says replicates in minutes a process that made crude oil underground over millions of years.

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