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2014-04-17 16:23:16

OTTAWA, April 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) today welcomed the announcement of a service agreement between Canadian Nuclear Partners and Westinghouse Electric Company. "In choosing to work together, these leaders in innovation will reinforce the nuclear industry's contributions to Canada's knowledge economy," said Dr. John Barrett, CNA President and CEO. "They clearly see that Canadian nuclear technology offers great potential to a world that seeks both...

2011-02-17 11:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The future of nuclear energy in the U.S. is promising, complicated and challenging. But the central question related to new nuclear plants is not "if" they're needed, but "when" and "how" they'll be built. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020923/CHM008LOGO-c ) "Despite the sea change of events in the last five years, the underlying need for a secure, clean and affordable energy supply is stronger than ever," said Bill Johnson, chairman,...

2010-05-12 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation released in the U.S. Senate today includes provisions designed to strengthen the role that nuclear energy will play in expanding domestic energy sources, reducing the emission of air pollutants and creating jobs in America. The legislation, sponsored by Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), supports the Obama administration's proposal to expand the federal loan guarantee program for nuclear energy development,...

2008-10-09 06:00:35

By Anthony Harrington THE argument that nuclear should be part of any low- carbon solution to the UK's power requirements has been put forcefully by Westminster and, unsurprisingly, by the nuclear lobby. The counter argument - that it is, at best, a diversion from renewable energy - has been put equally forcefully by the likes of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth. In its submission to government, the energy company E.ON puts the pro-nuclear case as clearly as anyone. "Given the scale...

2008-09-29 12:00:35

PHILIP Lardner's excellent and well-informed letter (September 26) exposes the lunacy of the UK government allowing the state- owned French company EDF to acquire British Energy plc, and thus effectively gain control of the British nuclear power industry. In fact, our government actively encouraged the takeover by agreeing to sell its own 36per cent minority shareholding in BE. This is an abdication of responsibility and a very short-sighted policy, all for a quick return of a few billion to...

2008-09-25 00:00:27

By Nick Clark PLANS by Centrica to buy a quarter of British Energy were welcomed by the market yesterday after the latter's long-awaited 12.5bn takeover by its French rival EDF was agreed. The companies described the deal as a "milestone" for nuclear development in Britain. The sell-off was backed by the Government, which stands to make 4.5bn from its stake in British Energy. The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, said: "This deal is good value for the taxpayer and a significant step towards...

2008-09-24 12:00:31

By MICHAEL BLACKLEY FRENCH utility group EDF Energy has today agreed to buy British Energy for GBP 12.5 million in a move that is expected to kick- start the UK's nuclear power strategy. The state-owned firm's Lake Acquisitions subsidiary said it will pay 774p a share for the company, which owns Torness Power Station in East Lothian. It is 9p higher than the price it offered in July when major British Energy shareholders said the bid was too low. And Scottish Gas owner Centrica is...

2008-09-23 09:00:49

Britain to go nuclear, clean coal to reduce energy dependence MANCHESTER, Britain, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Britain is to restrict its dependence on imported gas and oil by going nuclear and clean coal to diversify its energy sources and enhance energy security. John Hutton, Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, made the remarks here on Monday at the 2008 Labor Party Conference which started on Saturday. Highlighting the risk Britain could be 80 percent...

2008-09-08 06:00:20

By Nathalie Thomas FIRST Minister Alex Salmond will be warned this week that he must soften his tough stance on green energy and build a new generation of conventional power stations if Scotland is to avoid importing electricity from south of the border. Nuclear giant British Energy has calculated that even if the SNP administration achieves its goal of generating 50 per cent of electricity from renewable sources - such as wind or tidal power - by 2020, Scotland will need another four...


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