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  • Talks between six major powers and Tehran are approaching the final stages after they hammered out a preliminary agreement on April 2, with Iran committing to reduce the number of centrifuges it operates and other long-term nuclear limitations. "The UK government informed the Panel on 20 April 2015 that it' is aware of an active Iranian nuclear procurement...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil hits high for year   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Oil hits high for year

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude hit its highest level this year as inventories were a little less than expected. Cushing stocks were down as well.

  • Slovak government plans to buy major power producer Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 6:01 AM ET

    Italian energy company Enel owns a 66 percent stake in Slovenske elektrarne and is trying to sell its share. After meeting Enel Chief Executive Francesco Starace on Wednesday, Robert Fico said Enel must remain responsible as a part of a possible deal for the completion of two nuclear units it is building at the Mochovce nuclear power plant.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil mostly flat on day   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 3:54 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Oil mostly flat on day

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was slightly higher on the day. Traders are looking to tomorrow's inventory report, particularly the production numbers.

  • April 28- The following table lays out forecasts for the cost of electricity generation in Japan in 2030, broken down by fuel type, outlined on Monday by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Japan is still trying to work out its basic electricity mix four years after the meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant threw the country's energy policy...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gas likely to go higher   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Gas likely to go higher

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude ended the day down a bit, but the losses weren't as big as traders expected.

  • PARIS, April 27- The next generation of nuclear reactors being developed in countries such as France, Russia, China and Japan may not be safer than those being built today, French nuclear safety watchdog IRSN said on Monday. In a study of six future reactor designs being worked on by the U.S.-led " Generation IV International Forum", the IRSN said only the...

  • Is solar power the new shale oil? Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 8:14 PM ET
    A worker cleans the panels in a solar power park run by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) as the power company has managed to produce all of the electricity for the nation from renewable energy sources for more than 80 days straight on March 26, 2015 in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

    With nuclear power in the doldrums after the Fukushima disaster, it's solar energy that is becoming the alternative in Japan.

  • Why Japan must rethink its nuclear plan   Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 6:45 PM ET
    Why Japan must rethink its nuclear plan

    James Brown, Assistant Professor at Temple University Japan, warns that the government's plan to restart nuclear plants is premature seeing as the public remains concerned about safety.

  • TOKYO, April 24- Japan's government has proposed making nuclear energy account for between 20 and 22 percent of the country's electricity mix by 2030, with renewable energy to account for slightly more, media reported on Friday. It will, however, mark a shift away from nuclear power, which contributed to about 30 percent of Japan's electricity supply before the...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude highest since December   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude highest since December

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Yemen helps push crude higher, and production in the US declined slightly.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil at its sweet spot?   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Oil at its sweet spot?

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. WTI down after a larger-than-expected build. Traders think oil prices are in their sweet spot, she says.

  • SEOUL, April 22- South Korea and the United States reached a deal on Wednesday to revise a 40- year-old civil nuclear pact that gives the Asian country limited freedom to produce fuel for power generation but continues to curb its ability to reprocess spent fuel. The deal paves the way for South Korea to enrich uranium to produce non-weapons grade nuclear fuel...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea said Wednesday it reached agreement with Washington on revisions to the 41- year-old treaty that governs the country's commercial nuclear activities. Ambassador for nuclear energy cooperation Park Ro- byug said the deal would pave the way for South Korea to better manage spent nuclear fuel and improve nuclear exports.

  • SEOUL, April 22- South Korea and the United States reached a deal on Wednesday to revise a 40- year-old agreement that has limited South Korea's ability to enrich uranium for nuclear power generation and to reprocess spent fuel, the foreign ministry in Seoul said. South Korea operates 23 atomic plants that provide one-third of the country's power needs, and has...

  • The decision by the Kagoshima District Court clears another hurdle for the plant to begin starting up as early as June as the government pushes to restart Japan's idled nuclear industry four years after the Fukushima disaster. It also suggests another court ruling last week to prevent the operation of two reactors west of Tokyo may have been an aberration for...

  • ATLANTA— Federal regulators proposed an $11,200 fine Tuesday against Chicago Bridge& Iron Co. because its workers dropped a prefabricated section for a new nuclear power plant in South Carolina and then tried to cover it up, officials said. The accident happened March 1, 2013, at the CB&I manufacturing plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The facility makes...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude pulls back   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude pulls back

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was down slightly on the day as traders expect a bigger build in inventories and Saudi Arabia kept its output high.

  • MIAMI, April 15- A group of South Florida mayors are escalating their campaign against plans to expand a nuclear power plant near Miami that involves constructing 100- foot tall transmissions lines through some of the area's toniest neighborhoods. Florida Power& Light Co is seeking federal approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to add nuclear...

  • Crude continues climb   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude continues climb

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Traders are looking for oil's upside momentum to continue after a smaller than expected EIA inventory build.