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LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - France’s EDF will review whether there is a case to keep open the Hartlepool and Heysham 1 nuclear power plants in Britain beyond their current expected closure date in 2024, the company said on Wednesday. EDF, which operates all of Britain’s eight nuclear power plants providing around 13% of the country’s electricity, said it would invest 1 billion pounds ($1.1 billion) over 2023-25 to help the UK plants maintain output. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterAll but one of Britain's nuclear plants are scheduled to close by 2030, and EDF’s Hinkley Point C, the first new plant in more than 20 years, is expected to come online in 2026. EDF said the review would be made in the coming months and that its ambition was for the two plants to generate power for longer if possible. ($1 = 0.9410 pounds)Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterReporting by Susanna Twidale Editing by Louise Heavens and Mark PotterOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Factbox: Government measures to ease inflation pain
  + stars: | 2022-09-27 | by ( )   time to read: +5 min
In August, the government offered debt relief to former students and unveiled the $430 billion "Inflation Reduction Act". * Canada on Sept. 13 announced a C$4.5 billion ($3.29 billion) relief package. * Poland will spend over 30 billion zlotys ($6.07 billion) to freeze power prices and support companies. * The Czech Republic will cap electricity and gas prices next year. * Croatia will cap electricity prices from Oct. 1 until March.
Factbox: Companies potentially affected by Italy's election
  + stars: | 2022-09-25 | by ( )   time to read: +5 min
A woman walks at a polling station during the snap election in Rome, Italy September 25, 2022. read moreHere is a list of companies that could be affected by the outcome of the election. The change of government and calls by Meloni to revisit Italy's national recovery plan could threaten Italy's ability to meet the commitments to which European Union post-pandemic funds are tied. Brothers of Italy welcomed CDP's decision to wait for the election before filing its non-binding bid for TIM's network. read moreBrothers of Italy has called for the new government to be allowed to make a final decision on ITA.
Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterPARIS, Sept 21 (Reuters) - France's nuclear watchdog ASN on Wednesday said it had found no traces of nuclear radiation after a fire broke out at a plant containing uranium in southeastern France run by EDF unit Framatome. "No radioactive substance was affected by the fire", the watchdog said, adding that it de-activated its emergency centre in the evening as the fire had been brought under control. Framatome is a unit of French nuclear energy giant EDF (EDF.PA). According to the company's website, the Romans-sur-Isere site where the fire erupted produces fuel for nuclear power reactors based on enriched uranium. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterReporting by Tassilo Hummel; Editing by Alistair Bell, Kirsten Donovan and Jonathan OatisOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
PARIS/MADRID/BERLIN (Reuters) - European governments outlined new measures on Monday to cope with potential energy shortages this winter and raced to improve energy networks to share power, with Russian gas flows still running at severely reduced rates amid the Ukraine war. German buyers briefly reserved capacity on Monday to receive Russian gas via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, once one of Europe’s major gas supply routes, for the first time since the line was shut three weeks ago. European politicians say that is a pretext and accuse Moscow of using energy as a weapon. Russian gas flows to Europe via Ukraine, although much reduced, have nevertheless continued. ‘NEVER’While French energy group EDF is racing to repair corrosion-hit nuclear reactors, “exceptional” measures this winter could include localised electricity cuts if the winter is cold and EDF’s plans are delayed, Wargon said.
Sursa foto: ProfimediaUE adoptă sancțiuni împotriva unor oficiali implicați în lovitura de stat din Myanmar; Care sunt măsurile luateUniunea Europeană a anunțat luni că au fost adoptate sancțiuni împotriva mai multor oficiali din Myanmar pentru represiunea din ţară de după lovitura de stat. Decizia a fost luată la începutul unei reuniuni a miniştrilor de externe din statele UE de la Bruxelles. Acestea sunt primele sancțiuni pe care Uniunea Europeană le-a luat împotriva juntei militare din Myanmar instalate la putere printr-o lovitură de stat. În Myanmar, conexiunile de internet mobile au fost tăiate, precum şi mai multe reţele wi-fi, în prezent fiind disponibile numai ziarele de stat. Opt persoane au fost ucise duminică şi circa 50 rănite în acest oraş, a declarat pentru AFP o sursă medicală.
Persons: Min Aung, Sancţiunile, San Suu Kyi, Mandalay, Vivian Balakrishnan Organizations: Uniunea Europeană, UE, Agerpres, Media, ONU Locations: Myanmar, UE, Bruxelles, Mandalay, SUA, Asia de Sud - Est, Indonezia, Brunei, Malayezia, Shan (, Birmania, Justice
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