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French Utility Giant Puts Its Coal-Trading Operation on the Block

Sarah McFarlane for the Wall Street Journal: French utilities giant, Électricité de France SA, or EDF, is in talks to sell its coal trading operation to Japan’s Jera Co, according to a person familiar with the matter, in another example of how this fuel has fallen out of favor in Europe and the U.S. EDF’s […]

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‘Costly Morass’ in U.K-France Plan to Replace Old Plants With a Questionable Mega-Reactor

Carol Matlack for Bloomberg News: As Britain races to replace its aging nuclear reactors and coal generators, it’s hoping to team up with France to build the most expensive power plant in history—a massive atomic facility with two reactors at Hinkley Point on England’s southwestern coast. It could provide 7 percent of the country’s electricity […]

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