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Huge solar plant aims for brighter Brazil energy output

Pirapora - Brazil has lagged far behind in the shift to solar power, but the continent's biggest facility now being built in the south-east aims to give the country its place in the sun.The plant in Pirapora, in the south-eastern state of Minas Gerais, has 1.

Regulators shut down 20 nuclear plants — sub-standard parts used

French nuclear regulators have confirmed that 20 of France's 58 nuclear power plant reactors have been shut down, and possibly more will shut down in the coming weeks after the discovery of widespread carbon segregation problems in critical components.

France investigating mysterious drone flights over nuclear plants

France has started a judicial investigation into the unidentified drones that were seen overflying the country's nuclear power facilities in October. The latest incident occurred on Friday, when authorities say drones were spotted over two power plants.

UK approves first new nuclear power station in 18 years

The UK’s Energy and Climate Change Minister yesterday gave the go-ahead for construction of the UK’s first nuclear power station for almost 20 years as planning consent was granted for a new multi-billion pound nuclear plant at Hinkley Point, Somerset

UK nuclear decommissioning Sellafield, budget and safety concerns

Seascale - Sellafield, formerly known as Windscale, Britain's largest nuclear facility is being decommissioned. The cost continues to escalate with the latest estimate reaching £67.5 billion.

Greenpeace again exposes vulnerability of French nuclear sites

Lyon - A Greenpeace protestor paraglides over a French nuclear power station in Ain department in eastern France and 'attacks' it with a smoke bomb.

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The existing Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station  Somerset UK pictured June 2004
The existing Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station, Somerset UK pictured June 2004
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