EDF restructuring expected as France reduces reliance on nuclear

France is considering restructuring state-owned utility EDF and plans a steady reduction to the country’s reliance on nuclear power, the government said on Tuesday. In a long-awaited speech on energy strategy, President Emmanuel Macron said France would reduce the share of nuclear in the power mix to 50 percent by 2035, down from 75 percent …

Aging Tokai nuclear plant outside Tokyo cleared to restart

The nation’s nuclear watchdog on Nov. 7 formally approved a 20-year extension of the only nuclear reactor in the Tokyo metropolitan area, although local communities will have the final say on the restart. Operator Japan Atomic Power Co. will need the consent of the Ibaraki prefectural government, as well as six local municipalities, including the …

EDF restarts 1.5 GW Chooz-1 nuclear reactor Oct 26 after river flow concerns ease

France’s EDF reconnected its 1.5 GW Chooz-1 nuclear reactor back to the national electricity grid on Friday, around two weeks after the unit was taken offline due to concerns over water flow thresholds of the river Meuse. Nuclear power plant operator EDF on Sunday said reactor-1 at its Chooz nuclear station ramped up to maximum …

Exclusive: Toshiba considers liquidating UK nuke unit NuGen as sale talks drag

Toshiba Corp (6502.T) is considering liquidating its British nuclear unit NuGen, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday, leaving Britain to seek alternatives for a project that was meant to provide 7 percent of the country’s electricity. The move comes as Toshiba believes talks to sell the unit have dragged on …