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France to extend lifetime of old nuclear power plants

France to extend lifetime of old nuclear power plants French safety officials on Thursday gave the green light to extend the lifetime of the country’s oldest nuclear power plants as it seeks to boost the share of renewables in its power mix. Nuclear energy currently provides nearly 70 percent of French electricity, more than in …

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Germany’s nuclear power regions fear for the future

Germany’s nuclear power regions fear for the future when plants close The Brokdorf nuclear power plant, north of Hamburg has been producing electricity for nearly 35 years. But that is about to change. On the 31st of December next year it will be taken off the grid and decommissioned. It is a part of the …

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UPDATE 1-EDF Energy says UK’s Hinkley Point B nuclear plant could close earlier than planned

UPDATE 1-EDF Energy says UK’s Hinkley Point B nuclear plant could close earlier than planned (Adds more detail) By Nina Chestney LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – EDF Energy said on Wednesday its Hinkley Point B nuclear plant in southwest England could close earlier than planned, and it would be able to confirm the closure date …

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Germany’s nuclear power regions fear for the future as plants get set to close

Germany’s nuclear power regions fear for the future when plants close The Brokdorf nuclear power plant, north of Hamburg has been producing electricity for nearly 35 years. But that is about to change. On the 31st of December next year it will be taken off the grid and decommissioned. It is a part of the …

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France’s oldest nuclear power station starts shutdown

France’s oldest nuclear power station starts shutdown The first of two reactors at the Fessenheim nuclear power station (Haut-Rhin, Grand Est) will stop operating at 2h30 on Saturday February 22. It marks the beginning of the total shutdown and closure of the power station, by government decree. The station will stop operating completely by the …

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France Could Shut Next Two Nuclear Reactors Sooner Than Expected

France Could Shut Next Two Nuclear Reactors Sooner Than Expected PARIS – France could shut down its next two nuclear reactors in 2025-2026 if market conditions are right, earlier than expected as it presses ahead with plans to close 14 reactors by 2035, a government consultation document showed on Tuesday.

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