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EDF’s Scottish nuclear power plant Hunterston B to close after 46 years

EDF’s Scottish nuclear power plant Hunterston B to close after 46 years LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) – EDF’s (EDF.PA) Hunterston B nuclear power plant in Scotland will close on Friday after some 46 years of operation, the company said. Britain’s nuclear power plants can supply around 20% of the country’s electricity demand, but around half …

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Germany shuts down half of its 6 remaining nuclear plants

Germany shuts down half of its 6 remaining nuclear plants | AP News BERLIN (AP) – Germany on Friday shut down half of the six nuclear plants it still has in operation, a year before the country draws the final curtain on its decades-long use of atomic power. The decision to phase out nuclear power …

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Union leader’s jobs warning as nuclear plant closes down

Union leader’s jobs warning as nuclear plant closes down A leading trade union has warned that the Scottish government’s opposition to nuclear energy is costing jobs and investment, and called for funding to support a new generation of small reactors. The warning from GMB leader Gary Smith comes amid confirmation that Scotland’s nuclear power generation …

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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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