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The Guardian: Energy: GDF Suez raises profits and possibility of British invasion

GDF Suez, the new French energy group, yesterday posted a 20% leap in first-half earnings as it reaffirmed it had no interest in buying British Energy, the UK's main nuclear power operator. Gérard Mestrallet, the chief executive, did, however, confirm that GDF Suez was keen to be a player in Britain's nuclear energy market, where the government is courting French rival EDF to buy British Energy.

Semiconductor: Solar Conference Chair Makes Call for Scientists

At the opening session of the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (EU PVSEC) this morning in Valencia, Spain, Daniel Lincot, conference general chairman, urged industry scientists to add their signatures to the list of those already supporting what is being called the Valencia Call for Photovoltaics

News Medical: Atomic bomb's effect results in adult-onset thyroid cancer

Radiation from the atomic bomb blasts in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945, likely rearranged chromosomes in some survivors who later developed papillary thyroid cancer as adults, according to Japanese researchers.

RTT News: Australia reconsidering deal to sell uranium to Russia over developments in Georgia

Australia is reconsidering a deal to sell uranium to Russia following concerns over Moscow's military actions in Georgia and a possible misuse of the raw material for developing nuclear weapons. Australian foreign minister Stephen Smith, who is also the head of a parliamentary committee examining the deal, told parliament Monday that "the government will take into account not just the merits of the agreement but recent and ongoing events in Georgia and the state of Australia's bilateral relationship with the Russian Federation, while considering ratification."

Energy Daily: Bulgaria to launch construction of new nuclear plant on Sept 3

Bulgaria will begin construction on Wednesday on its new 4.0-billion-euro (5.8-billion-dollar) nuclear power plant near the northern town of Belene, the government announced Monday.

Reuters: Areva applies to seek uranium in northern Finland

France's Areva (CEPFi.PA: Quote, Profile, Research) submitted a claim to the Finnish government on Monday to search for uranium in northern Finland, the company said. Areva Resources Finland said in a statement the exclusive, 5-year exploration claim was for a 108 sq km (41.7 square miles) parcel of land lying mostly in the municipality of Ranua in Lapland, 750 km north of Helsinki.