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New nuclear will ensure France's energy security, SFEN says

A failure to renew France's fleet of nuclear power reactors will have consequences as soon as 2030 for not only the country's energy security but also its climate targets, according to the French nuclear energy society (SFEN). Nuclear power plants, with a combined capacity of 62 GWe, currently account for more than 70% of the country's electricity generation.

read more... 03/07/2020

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France completes closure of Fessenheim plant

French utility EDF yesterday permanently shut down unit 2 of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant in eastern France as scheduled. Its closure, together with that of unit 1 in February, was necessary under the country's energy transition law before EDF can bring new nuclear capacity online.

read more... 01/07/2020

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Iberdrola secures option for majority stakes in Swedish offshore wind projects

IIberdrola said the projects, in the Baltic Sea, are at various stages of development and have a combined capacity of 9 gigawatts (GW)

read more... 24/06/2020

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Statkraft to begin construction of floating solar plant in Albania by end-June

Norway's Statkraft is looking to start the construction of a floating solar plant with a maximum capacity of 2 MW at the Banja reservoir in southeastern Albania by the end of June, it said on Tuesday.

read more... 17/06/2020

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EDF extends Bugey 3 outage, stops other units (4.8 GW)

EDF has extended an outage at its French Bugey 3 (910 MW) reactor by 10 days to 10 June, while stopping other units for modulation, reducing total capacity by 4.8 GW, transparency data showed on Friday.

read more... 22/05/2020

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