France’s Nuclear Power Problems Are Mounting

France’s Nuclear Power Problems Are Mounting

France’s nuclear troubles are mounting due primarily to routine maintenance of the country’s 56 aging reactors. A new update from French electric utility company Electricite de France SAcommonly known as EDF, said an outlook for nuclear power generation was slashed ahead of winter, causing chaos in energy markets. EDF is the world’s largest owner of … Read more

Ontario trying to delay shutdown of Pickering nuclear station amid electricity ‘supply crunch,’ sources say

Ontario trying to delay shutdown of Pickering nuclear station amid electricity ‘supply crunch,’ sources say

The Ontario government will ask the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for an extension to run the aging Pickering nuclear plant until 2026 to cover a looming shortage of electricity, the Star has learned. Although Energy Minister Todd Smith said as recently as last month there were no plans to seek an operating extension for past … Read more

Ukraine Shuts Down Europe’s Largest Nuclear Plant To Avoid Catastrophe

Ukraine Shuts Down Europe’s Largest Nuclear Plant To Avoid Catastrophe

The Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, which is the largest in not only Ukraine but all of Europe, has been shut down as a precaution, the operator of the plant, Energegoatom, said this weekend. The shutdown coincided with a Ukrainian advance to the East, which pushed Russian troops back from previously held positions. Following the advance, … Read more

Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant: History, control and key developments since the start of the war

Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant: History, control and key developments since the start of the war

CNN — “The day has come,” Rafael Grossi, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) declared Monday, marking the beginning of his journey to the largest nuclear plant in Europe that sits on the fire line between the Russian occupiers and Ukrainian forces . On Thursday, a group of 14 inspectors led by … Read more

Finland Braces For Rolling Blackouts This Winter

Finland Braces For Rolling Blackouts This Winter

Finland should be prepared for possible power outages this winter in case of shortfalls in electricity supply, the Finnish grid operator said on Tuesday, in yet another warning of an energy crunch in Europe after gas supply from Russia was severely reduced. In Finland’s case, Gazprom stopped in May all gas deliveries to Russia’s neighbor … Read more

How Iran exploited Rushdie’s Satanic Verses

How Iran exploited Rushdie’s Satanic Verses

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. CNN — Nearly 10 years after he was driven underground, Salman Rushdie believed he was free. The author had been living under heavy security and highest secrecy … Read more

Goldman doesn’t see nuclear as a transformational tech for the future

Goldman doesn’t see nuclear as a transformational tech for the future

A nuclear power plant photographed in Germany, on August 4, 2022. Discussions about nuclear’s role in Europe’s biggest economy have been thrown into sharp relief following Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in February. Lennart Preiss | Getty Images News | Getty Images Nuclear has a role to play in the years ahead but it should … Read more

US warns Iran’s recent actions could lead to a ‘deepening nuclear crisis’

US warns Iran’s recent actions could lead to a ‘deepening nuclear crisis’

CNN — US Secretary of State Tony Blinken said Thursday that it will “further complicate” efforts to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal if Iran removes cameras that monitor its nuclear program and could lead to “a deepening nuclear crisis and further economic and political isolation for Iran. ” The head of the International Atomic … Read more

Humans could one day travel to Mars in SOLAR-POWERED spaceships

Humans could one day travel to Mars in SOLAR-POWERED spaceships

Future astronauts could survive on the surface of Mars thanks to solar-powered generators, after scientists find they are more energy efficient than nuclear power. The goal of humans stepping foot on Mars has been forefront of imagination and science fiction for decades – and it looks set to become a reality within 20 years. A … Read more

UK banks on nuclear to escape Russian fuels – POLITICO

UK banks on nuclear to escape Russian fuels – POLITICO

LONDON — The UK government has pledged to put new nuclear power at the heart of its plan to wean Britain off imported fossil fuels. In a fresh energy strategy, ministers pledged to deliver the equivalent of one nuclear reactor each year instead of one a decade, alongside major boosts in renewable energy schemes. But … Read more