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Explainer: Toshiba after the Westinghouse sale


TOKYO A $4.6 billion deal announced on Thursday to sell bankrupt U.S. nuclear plant maker Westinghouse Electric Co LLC will help its owner Toshiba Corp move a step closer to rebuilding its finances and focusing on smaller but more stable businesses. | Video

Tillerson, Lavrov agree to continue North Korea diplomacy: U.S. State Department

WASHINGTON The United States and Russia have agreed to continue diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis over North Korea's development of nuclear missiles capable of hitting the United States and emphasized that neither accept Pyongyang as a nuclear power, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.

Kansai Electric to scrap two reactors in latest blow for Japan's nuclear sector

TOKYO Kansai Electric Power Co said on Friday it will decommission two 38-year-old reactors at its Ohi nuclear plant as Japan's electricity industry struggles to cope with new safety standards imposed after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Environment, World, Japan, Dec 21 2017

N.J. committee sends nuclear subsidy bill to state legislature

A joint committee in the New Jersey Legislature voted unanimously on Wednesday to support a bill that could cost $300 million to subsidize nuclear power plants in an effort to keep them in service longer in a low natural gas price environment.

U.S., Dec 20 2017

Japan's Kansai Electric used possibly falsified Mitsubishi Materials products at reactors

TOKYO Japan's Kansai Electric Power Co said on Wednesday it has used parts in important safety equipment at two of its nuclear plants that were supplied by a unit of Mitsubishi Materials Corp with possibly falsified data.

Japan, Dec 20 2017

Nuclear, renewables to help French CO2 reduction goals, Macron says

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he would not follow Germany's example by phasing out nuclear energy in France because his priority was to cut carbon emissions and shut down polluting coal-fired production.

N.Y. power seen sufficient after Indian Point nuclear retirement: report

New York's power grid operator said on Wednesday the state should have enough electricity after the closure of two reactors at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in 2020 and 2021, as new sources of mostly natural gas-fired generation enter service.

U.S., Dec 13 2017

Poland's new PM voices backing for nuclear, green energy in future

WARSAW Poland will remain reliant on coal for power generation for now but in future should consider turning to nuclear energy and renewable sources, the new prime minister said on Tuesday in his first policy speech.

EDF wants to take part in Saudi nuclear plans: CEO

PARIS French state-controlled utility EDF wants to take part in Saudi Arabia's plans to build nuclear power reactors, its chief executive told Reuters on Monday.

World, Saudi Arabia, Dec 11 2017

N.J. Governor Christie eyes nuclear power subsidies, sparks criticism

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he would consider a bill in his last month in office that would subsidize the state's nuclear power plants to prevent them from retiring early, sparking criticism from some energy companies and environmental and public interest groups on Friday.

U.S., Dec 08 2017