Germany shuts nuclear plant as it phases out atomic energy

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is shutting down one of its seven remaining nuclear power plants as part of a planned phase-out of atomic energy production by the end of 2022. Utility company ...

Germany’s de facto embassy in Taiwan rebuts Han’s nuclear energy claim

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an apparent rebuttal of a remark made by presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) during a televised debate on Sunday (Dec. 29), Germany’s de facto embassy in Taiw...

Sweden closes nuclear reactor after over 40 yrs of operation

HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden has shut down one of four nuclear reactors at its largest power station after over 40 years of operation, with operators citing a lack of profitability. Swedi...

Switzerland shuts down 47-year-old nuclear power plant

BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland has begun shutting down one of its oldest nuclear power plants after 47 years of operation. The Muehleberg Nuclear Power Plant about 40 kilometers (25 mil...

Taiwan indigenous village delays rocket launch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The launch of a space exploration rocket from Taitung County scheduled for December 27 has been postponed because of opposition from a nearby indigenous village, reports s...

NRC gives permit for next-gen factory-built nuclear reactor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nuclear industry hopes of one day bringing small, factory-built nuclear power plants to communities and industrial sites have cleared a first regulatory hurdle with the Trump adminis...

EU leaders include nuclear energy in green transition

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Friday that nuclear energy will be part of the bloc's solution to making its economy carbon neutral by 2050, allowing them to win the support of two coal-...

The Latest: Pope denounces ‘epidemic’ of bullying in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Japan (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Pope Francis is denouncing what he called an “epidemic” of bullying that is tor...

Pope in Japan says world must rethink reliance on nuke power

TOKYO (AP) — Pope Francis has met with victims of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan and called for the world to rethink its reliance on nuclear power. Francis recalled Mon...

Shutdown of nuke plant has a surprising stinging consequence

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The shutdown of one of the nation's oldest nuclear power plants last year is having a surprising, stinging consequence for a New Jersey bay considered to be one of the n...

Does technology make moving nukes safe? Depends whom you ask

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The plutonium core for the first atomic weapon detonated in 1945 was taken from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a test site in the New Mexico desert in the backseat of a U.S. Army ...

German government sells $415M in shares in nuclear industry

BERLIN (AP) — The Germany government has sold shares worth almost 381 million euros ($415 million) in companies that operate nuclear power plants abroad. The Interior Ministry said T...

AP-NORC poll: Trump gets some of his worst grades on climate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gets some of his worst marks from the American people when it comes to his handling of climate change, and majorities believe the planet is warming and support...

Solar power in Taiwan surpassed nuke plant due to hot sun on Mon.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The scorching hot sun seen in Taiwan on Monday (Sept. 2) had an unexpected benefit: 2 Gigawatts (GW) of power was generated, more than that of Taiwan's biggest nuclear powe...

The Latest: Ohio governor OKs rescue for nuclear plants

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio's financial rescue of nuclear plants (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Ohio has become the latest state to hand out a billion-doll...