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Austria files action against Hinkley Point project

New Nuclear

06 July 2015

Austria's Constitutional Service of the Federal Chancellery today filed a lawsuit with the European Court against the European Commission's approval of state aid for the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK.

German government partners agree on energy policy

Energy and Environment

03 July 2015

Germany's coalition government parties have agreed on measures to enable the country to meet its 2020 carbon emission targets while transitioning to renewable energy sources. As part of the deal, some coal-fuelled power plants will be shut down with others kept in reserve in case of energy shortages.

US Congress allows Ex-Im Bank charter to expire

Corporate

01 July 2015

Ex-Im Bank had to stop doing new business today, after members of the US Congress failed to reauthorize the 81-year-old federal government agency before its charter expired at midnight.

New legal challenge for Hinkley Point C

New Nuclear

03 July 2015

A group of ten German and Austrian renewable energy suppliers and municipalities plans to file a lawsuit against European Commission approval of state aid for the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK.

Russia's Tenex targets 40% market share by 2030

Uranium and Fuel

02 July 2015

Russia expects to increase its share of the global market in products for the front-end of the nuclear fuel cycle by 10% in the next 15 years, thanks to the integrated nature of Rosatom's subsidiaries, according to the head of Techsnabexport (Tenex).

Grafenrheinfeld ends electricity production

Corporate

29 June 2015

Grafenrheinfeld - 48The single-unit Grafenrheinfeld nuclear power plant in Germany was disconnected from the grid on 27 June after 33 years of operation. The government had ordered the plant to close by the end of this year as part of the country's energy transition.