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European Energy Crisis Prompts Utility Takeovers in Germany, France

With winter fast approaching, and the dreaded effects of extreme natural gas price levels and volatility looming, together with unprecedented uncertainty of fuel supply, governments in Germany and France have…


Nuclear Power Production Curtailed in France, Worsening Europe’s Energy Crisis

High temperatures in river water are reportedly forcing Electricite de France SA (EDF) to cut power generation at some of its nuclear plants. The news is particularly troubling as several…


France Set to Take Over Major Power Producer Amid Energy Crisis

The French government is prepared to take full control of EDF, one of the world’s largest producers of electricity, as the energy group struggles with increasing debt due to problems…


China Group Announces Successful Test of Space-Based Solar Power

A research team at Xidian University in China announced it has successfully tested technology that would enable a space-based solar power plant that could transmit energy to Earth, akin to…


France’s NUWARD SMR Will Be Test Case for European Early Joint Nuclear Regulatory Review

The French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), the Czech State Office for Nuclear Safety (SUJB), and Finland’s Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) have picked France’s NUWARD small modular reactor (SMR) design as…