Areva: new suspicions of corruption. Anne Lauvergeon’s former right hand man is suspected of having received money on a contract signed by the group. After ” atomic Anne ” – the nickname of Anne Lauvergeon, when she was the powerful boss of the French nuclear group – “radioactive Seb”? Sebastien de Montessus, a former executive of Areva, recently renamed Orano , and who was long the darling of Lauvergeon, is shipped as its former president in the gigantic case Uramin – the purchase by the company of paid uranium deposits a fortune, whereas they concealed essentially sand and wind.
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The French government has informed Japan it will halt joint development of advanced nuclear reactors, Nikkei has learned, dealing a blow to the fuel cycle policy underpinning much of the East Asian country’s energy plans.
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Alternative power providers in France have requested 132.93 terawatt hours (TWH) of utility EDF’s nuclear power generation in 2019, energy regulator CRE said on Thursday. Under the so-called ARENH mechanism, EDF’s smaller rivals have the right to buy up to 100 TWH, about a quarter of its annual nuclear output, at 42 euros per megawatthour (MW) in a scheme aimed at giving them fair access to cheap nuclear energy. The CRE said that since demand was above the 100 TWH limit, allocation will be prorated for the 69 companies that took part in the bidding (not including EDF’s own power retail units).
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