Nuclear Power

India ratifies nuclear liability convention, hopes to win foreign investment


NEW DELHI India ratified an international convention on nuclear energy accident liability, the government said on Thursday, the final piece in its efforts to address the concerns of foreign nuclear suppliers and draw them into a market worth billions of dollars.

Refugee crisis could shake up German political landscape in 2016

BERLIN For the past decade, German politics has been a relatively dull affair, with Angela Merkel dominating at the national level and the major parties in agreement on all the big issues, from euro zone bailouts and refugees to the phase-out of nuclear energy.

World, Migrant Crisis 03 Jan 2016

Bangladesh signs $12.65 billion deal with Russia for nuclear power plants

DHAKA Bangladesh's state-run Atomic Energy Commission signed a deal with Russia on Friday to set up two nuclear power plants, each with 1,200 megawatt capacity, an investment totaling $12.65 billion, a government official said.

World, Russia, 25 Dec 2015

Iran says Russia to begin building two nuclear plant units next week

BEIRUT Russia will begin building two nuclear power plant units in Iran next week, Mehr news agency quoted an Iranian nuclear official as saying, under a deal signed in Moscow last year between subsidiaries of the two countries' state atomic agencies.

World, Russia, 22 Dec 2015

Toshiba to book record loss, cut 5 percent of workforce this year

TOKYO Toshiba Corp said on Monday it would book a record net loss this year and cut around 5 percent of its workforce as the sprawling conglomerate, reeling from a $1.3 billion accounting scandal, focuses on chips and nuclear energy. | Video

Tech, 21 Dec 2015

California lieutenant governor orders environmental review of nuclear plant

SAN FRANCISCO California's lieutenant governor on Friday directed the State Lands Commission to draw up a plan for a thorough environmental review of PG&E's Diablo Canyon power plant, the state's last operational nuclear power plant.

U.S., Environment, 18 Dec 2015

Sanders unveils climate plan to end U.S. oil, nuclear dependence

WASHINGTON U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders unveiled a climate change plan on Monday that seeks to end the country's dependence on oil, coal and nuclear energy and could pressure party front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Election 2016, Politics, U.S., 07 Dec 2015

Russia to help Cambodia build capacity for nuclear power

YEKATERINBURG, Russia/PHNOM PENH Russia will help Cambodia work towards building a nuclear power plant under an agreement the two countries signed this week, said Sergei Kirienko, the head of state nuclear firm Rosatom.

World, Russia, 26 Nov 2015

Egypt, Russia sign deal to build a nuclear power plant

CAIRO Moscow and Cairo signed an agreement on Thursday for Russia to build a nuclear power plant in Egypt, with Russia extending a loan to Egypt to cover the cost of construction.

World, Egypt, Russia, 19 Nov 2015

Exit now, pay later: Germany's rushed farewell to nuclear power

FRANKFURT/BERLIN When Chancellor Angela Merkel called up the boss of Germany's biggest power producer RWE two days after the first explosion at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, there was no mention of a u-turn in her energy policy.

World, Germany, Japan, 01 Nov 2015