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  • TOKYO, Oct 28- A town in southwest Japan became the first to approve the restart of a nuclear power station on Tuesday, a step forward in Japan's fraught process of reviving an industry left idled by the Fukushima catastrophe in 2011.. Satsumasendai, a town of 100,000 that hosts the two-reactor Kyushu Electric Power Co plant, is 1,000 km southwest of Tokyo and has...

  • TOKYO, Oct 28- A town in southwest Japan on Tuesday approved the restart of a nuclear power station, another step forward in Japan's fraught process of reviving an industry left idled by the Fukushima catastrophe in 2011.. Satsumasendai, a town of 100,000 that hosts the two-reactor Kyushu Electric Power Co plant, is 1,000 km southwest of Tokyo and has long relied...

  • A local election in southern Japan will determine whether the Sendai nuclear facility will resume operations. Anthony Jude, Chair, Energy Committee at Asian Development Bank, discusses.

  • Commodities tomorrow: How low should oil go?     Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil fell below $80 today, but did close around $81.

  • Commodities tomorrow: What will OPEC do?     Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil finished strong today, as stocks were up, as well. Meanwhile, gold got whacked today.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A big oil build was far more than traders expected. After the headlines in Ottawa, the markets fell and crude dropped, as well.

  • TOKYO, Oct 22- After the Fukushima disaster crippled Japan's nuclear energy sector three years ago, the government pledged the biggest shake up in the history of the fragmented electricity industry to boost competition and contain a surge in power prices. But plans to give the nationwide grid management body more control over the system of distribution and...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gold over $1,250     Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Commodities rallied today. Oil was up on the day and nat gas rebounded after hitting an 11-month low.

  • US oversight increased at Millstone nuclear plant Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    WATERFORD, Conn.— The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is stepping up oversight at Connecticut's nuclear plant following a safety violation, the federal agency said Tuesday. The Millstone Power Station in Waterford was cited for failure to address repetitive problems with a pump that is part of a backup safety system. Millstone, which is owned by Richmond,...

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Stocks and commodities both stabilized today. WTI was down slightly, nat gas took a big hit, and gold was up a bit on the day.

  • TOKYO, Oct 17- Japan's biggest utilities are blocking most new solar and other renewable energy from transmission grids, stirring concern among green power advocates that Japan favors restarting idled nuclear plants at the expense of other fossil-free supply. Seven out of Japan's 10 regional power monopolies have blocked further grid access for...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Volatility is back     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was under $80 before the EIA report, but rallied afterward.

  • *Areva says jumbo reactor still best product offer. *Areva hopes for new contracts in India, China. PARIS, Oct 16- Areva chief executive Luc Oursel, his job at risk from an imminent government overhaul, still believes the French nuclear group can win new contracts with its out-of-favor mega-reactor model in India and China.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Ebola-crude connection     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A volatile day with energy futures. WTI was down slightly on the day, after falling below 80 for the first time since June 2012. Gold was up about $10 on the day.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 15- Lockheed Martin Corp said on Wednesday it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to fit on the back of a truck, could be ready for use in a decade. Tom McGuire, who heads the project, said he and a small team had been working on fusion energy at Lockheed's...

  • Lockheed says makes breakthrough on fusion energy project Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 15- Lockheed Martin Corp said on Wednesday it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to fit on the back of a truck, could be ready in a decade. Tom McGuire, who heads the project, said he and a small team had been working on fusion energy at Lockheed's secretive...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil plunge continues     Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 3:39 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead onto where oil prices are likely headed. Oil continued its downward dive, hovering around $83. A severe decrease in demand is one of the reasons why oil is dropping so much.

  • PARIS, Oct 13- Areva, France's struggling reactor builder, is unlikely to win much in the way of big new nuclear export contracts despite a major government-backed effort to woo customers at a trade show this week. The Oct. 14-16 World Nuclear Exhibition, at the same venue as the Le Bourget airshow, is designed to boost Areva and France's associated nuclear industry,...

  • FACTBOX-Six concepts for the future of nuclear power Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    Oct 13- The Generation IV International Forum was created in 2000 to perform research on new types of nuclear reactors to replace the water-cooled models that make up the majority of today's global nuclear fleet. *Prototypes have been tested in France, Russia and Japan, with China, South Korea and India also proceeding with SFR projects. *A European consortium is...

  • South Korea faces nuclear waste storage crisis Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 8:05 PM ET
    South Korea's nuclear power reactor, Shin-Kori 1and 2 called APR-1000, in Gori near the southern port of Busan.

    South Korea has around 70 percent of its used fuel stacked in temporary storage pools, with some sites due to fill by the end of 2016.