Nuclear power http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24194/all en South Korea to expand nuclear energy despite growing safety fears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/south-korea-expand-nuclear-energy-despite-growing-safety-fears <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Meeyoung Cho</p> <p>SEOUL, Jan 8 (Reuters) - South Korea has no option but to<br /> expand its nuclear power plant programme despite growing public<br /> concern over safety in the wake of Japan's Fukushima disaster in<br /> 2011 and a series of scares that closed two reactors last year.</p> <p>The proportion of South Koreans who considered nuclear power<br /> safe fell to 34.8 percent in a survey conducted in November and<br /> published on Tuesday, down from 40 percent in April 2011 and 71<br /> percent in January 2010, the Ministry of Knowledge Economy said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/south-korea-expand-nuclear-energy-despite-growing-safety-fears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Company Force Majeure Energy Energy conversion Fukushima disaster Fukushima Prefecture Natural Disaster Nuclear energy policy by country Nuclear power Nuclear power stations Nuclear renaissance Nuclear technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:04:18 +0000 5731562 at http://www.globalpost.com TIMELINE-North Korea's brushes with international community http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/timeline-north-koreas-brushes-international-community <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> North Korea's history of trouble with international community. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 24 (Reuters) - Here is a look at North Korea&#39;s recent brushes with the Iinternational community as it announced further rocket launches and a nuclear test that would target the United States:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/timeline-north-koreas-brushes-international-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military of North Korea North Korea nuclear bomb Nuclear power Nuclear program of North Korea Asia-Pacific South Korea Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:30:00 +0000 5738795 at http://www.globalpost.com Int'l experts say info not enough to assess fault at nuclear plant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130521/intl-experts-say-info-not-enough-assess-fault-at-nucle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority lacks enough information to conclude that a fault running directly underneath a reactor at the Tsuruga plant in western Japan is active, international experts commissioned by plant operator Japan Atomic Power Co. to study the issue said Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130521/intl-experts-say-info-not-enough-assess-fault-at-nucle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Japan Atomic Power Company Nuclear power Kyodo News International Tue, 21 May 2013 14:01:13 +0000 5842852 at http://www.globalpost.com Abe clarifies intention to promote nuclear energy generation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130619/abe-clarifies-intention-promote-nuclear-energy-generat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Prime Minister Shinzo Abe clarified on Wednesday his intention to promote nuclear energy generation despite the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima power plant in 2011, pledging to make efforts to enhance safety of nuclear power facilities.</p> <p> "The tragedy that hit Fukushima has yet to end. I can't stand still when I think of the difficulties the victims have been facing," Abe said in a speech in London.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130619/abe-clarifies-intention-promote-nuclear-energy-generat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Energy Nuclear power Shinz┼Ź Abe Shinzo Abe Kyodo News International Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:02:06 +0000 5861552 at http://www.globalpost.com Park calls for stricter anti-graft oversight of nuclear industry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130709/park-calls-stricter-anti-graft-oversight-nuclear-industry-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, July 9 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday the industry ministry should actively exercise its oversight of nuclear power plant operators to prevent corruption amid a widening probe into suspicions that plant operators used a number of substandard reactor parts in exchange for money.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130709/park-calls-stricter-anti-graft-oversight-nuclear-industry-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Energy conversion Nuclear power Yonhap News Agency Tue, 09 Jul 2013 07:32:25 +0000 5878983 at http://www.globalpost.com New findings prove no active fault under Tsuruga reactor: operator http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130711/new-findings-prove-no-active-fault-under-tsuruga-react <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan Atomic Power Co. said Thursday that the latest findings from its additional geological investigation at the Tsuruga nuclear plant prove that the No. 2 unit is not located above an active fault, contradicting a recent assessment by the Nuclear Regulation Authority.</p> <p> "We strongly urge the NRA to hold discussions and sufficiently examine our new findings to reach a new conclusion," Japan Atomic Power President Yasuo Hamada told a press conference in Tokyo, adding he hopes to apply for the restart of the reactor.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130711/new-findings-prove-no-active-fault-under-tsuruga-react" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Energy conversion Nuclear power Kyodo News International Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:03:00 +0000 5881407 at http://www.globalpost.com Nuclear facility in southern China canceled following protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130713/nuclear-facility-southern-china-canceled-following-pro <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Chinese authorities have canceled the construction of a nuclear fuel processing plant in the southern city of Jiangmen following massive protests against the project, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday.</p> <p> More than 1,000 people took part in a protest Friday in downtown Jiangmen against the uranium processing project in the city of Heshan over fear of radiation leaks.</p> <p> "The Heshan government respects the public's opinion and will not apply for approval for the project," Xinhua quoted Heshan Mayor Wu Yuxiong as saying.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130713/nuclear-facility-southern-china-canceled-following-pro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Jiangmen Nuclear power Technology War Kyodo News International Sat, 13 Jul 2013 10:33:20 +0000 5883063 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan PM heads to Turkey to push nuclear exports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131028/japan-pm-heads-turkey-push-nuclear-exports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's prime minister headed to Turkey Monday to cement nuclear contracts and push the export of more reactors as the industry tries to emerge from the shadow of the Fukushima atomic crisis.</p> <p>Shinzo Abe left Tokyo bound for Istanbul, his second visit since coming to power less than a year ago, where he was expected to meet his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for discussions on Turkish atomic reactor orders.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131028/japan-pm-heads-turkey-push-nuclear-exports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Energy Energy conversion Nuclear power AFP Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:32:22 +0000 5972821 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea, Britain agree to double trade, investment by 2020 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131106/s-korea-britain-agree-double-trade-investment-2020 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Chang Jae-soon</p> <p>LONDON, Nov. 6 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye and British Prime Minister David Cameron agreed Wednesday to double trade and investment volume between the two countries by 2020, strengthen partnership in nuclear energy projects and work closely together to develop future growth engines.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131106/s-korea-britain-agree-double-trade-investment-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Energy conversion Nuclear power Technology Yonhap News Agency Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:46:35 +0000 5981708 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP World News Agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131106/afp-world-news-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>What's happening around the world on Thursday</p> <p>-- TOP STORIES --</p> <p>+ Iran seeks deal in new round of nuclear talks</p> <p>+ Kerry presses Middle East shuttle diplomacy</p> <p>+ British spy chiefs testify after Snowden leaks</p> <p>+ Twitter expected to make long-anticipated IPO</p> <p>+ Space station crew blasts off with Olympic torch</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131106/afp-world-news-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Energy conversion Human Interest Nuclear power Religion AFP Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:47:00 +0000 5982139 at http://www.globalpost.com Gov't in no rush to decide new energy policy: minister Motegi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140114/govt-no-rush-decide-new-energy-policy-minister-motegi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Industry minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Tuesday that he won't be rushed into deciding a new energy policy that supports the use of nuclear power.</p> <p> "We hope to finalize things as early as possible, but we don't want to rush the process because it is a very important issue," Motegi, who also holds the energy portfolio, told a press conference.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140114/govt-no-rush-decide-new-energy-policy-minister-motegi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Nuclear power Toshimitsu Motegi Toshimitsu Motegi Kyodo News International Tue, 14 Jan 2014 06:01:19 +0000 6042416 at http://www.globalpost.com Gov't in no rush to decide new energy policy: minister Motegi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140114/govt-no-rush-decide-new-energy-policy-minister-motegi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Industry minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Tuesday that he won't be rushed into deciding a new energy policy that supports the use of nuclear power.</p> <p> "We hope to finalize things as early as possible, but we don't want to rush the process because it is a very important issue," Motegi, who also holds the energy portfolio, told a press conference.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140114/govt-no-rush-decide-new-energy-policy-minister-motegi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Nuclear power Toshimitsu Motegi Toshimitsu Motegi Kyodo News International Tue, 14 Jan 2014 06:01:19 +0000 6042417 at http://www.globalpost.com PGE seeks partners for Poland's $19.5 billion first nuclear plant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140129/pge-seeks-partners-polands-195-billion-first-nuclear-plant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's top utility PGE is looking for technology and financial partners for a long-term project to build Poland's first nuclear power plant, expected to be worth up to 60 billion zlotys ($19.5 billion), it said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Poland, which now generates nearly all its electricity from ageing, coal-fired power plants, wants to make its energy sector more efficient and cut carbon emissions.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140129/pge-seeks-partners-polands-195-billion-first-nuclear-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Nuclear power PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna Thomson Reuters Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:33:07 +0000 6056203 at http://www.globalpost.com Govt-backed pro-nuclear candidate wins Tokyo governor vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140209/govt-backed-pro-nuclear-candidate-wins-tokyo-governor-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The establishment candidate backed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe romped home in Sunday's election for governor of Tokyo in a result which analysts said would boost the premier's pro-nuclear agenda.</p> <p>The poll for chief executive of one of the world's biggest cities had been seen as a referendum on atomic power in a country still scarred by the 2011 Fukushima disaster.</p> <p>But livelihood issues appeared to play a bigger role in the election, which saw an emphatic victory by Yoichi Masuzoe -- a former television pundit and one-time cabinet minister.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140209/govt-backed-pro-nuclear-candidate-wins-tokyo-governor-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Nuclear power Technology AFP Sun, 09 Feb 2014 16:16:06 +0000 6065543 at http://www.globalpost.com