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Guest column: PSC made right call to back nuclear power - Gainesville Times

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 23:55

Gainesville Times

Guest column: PSC made right call to back nuclear power
Gainesville Times
In Georgia, we find ourselves as the only remaining state building an advanced new nuclear energy plant. You probably have heard of Plant Vogtle, just south of Augusta on the Savannah River. The 3,200-acre site is Georgia's premier nuclear power site ...

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Nuclear power is here to stay in Minnesota - St. Cloud Times

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 21:05

Nuclear power is here to stay in Minnesota
St. Cloud Times
The news has been increasingly bleak for U.S. nuclear power, replete with failed projects and proposed bailouts of unprofitable reactors. In Minnesota, though, nuclear power is still a bedrock of the state's electricity production, and it looks like it ...

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SPECIAL REPORT: Amidst safety concerns, Nigeria signs nuclear power project with Russia's Rosatom - Premium Times

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 07:06

Premium Times

SPECIAL REPORT: Amidst safety concerns, Nigeria signs nuclear power project with Russia's Rosatom
Premium Times
Russia's state-owned nuclear energy company, Rosatom, has continued its march towards launching multi-billion dollar nuclear power plants in Nigeria despite concerns about poor quality control and safety, PREMIUM TIMES can report. Operating in over 40 ...

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Letter: Crawford's leftist diatribe against nuclear power offers no answers - Gainesville Times

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 06:02

Gainesville Times

Letter: Crawford's leftist diatribe against nuclear power offers no answers
Gainesville Times
As usual, he uses his same old liberal, tree hugger approach to be critical issue of nuclear power in general and Georgia Power specifically. He uses the same arguments that were used back in the 1950s and 1960s as many utilities, including the ...

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Four Law Firms Score Roles on Nuclear Energy Deals - Law.com

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:48

Law.com

Four Law Firms Score Roles on Nuclear Energy Deals
Law.com
Once a major player in the U.S. nuclear power industry, Westinghouse Electric fell on hard financial times as a result of the construction of two U.S. reactor projects that went billions of dollars over budget. One of them is the Virgil C. Summer ...

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Toshiba spins off nuclear power unit Westinghouse - Utility Products

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 20:37

Utility Products

Toshiba spins off nuclear power unit Westinghouse
Utility Products
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Westinghouse Electric, the U.S. nuclear unit of embattled Japanese electronics giant Toshiba, has been acquired in a deal valued at about out $4.6 billion. Westinghouse Electric Co. declared bankruptcy protection early ...

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Cold snap arrives at key moment for coal, nuclear power - The Hill

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:01

The Hill

Cold snap arrives at key moment for coal, nuclear power
The Hill
At that time, power grids in the Northeast were strained due to plants unexpectedly closing and natural gas prices spiking, lead to some power outages. Despite that freeze four years ago, Perry's proposal is facing considerable opposition. Natural gas ...

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Nuclear power plant near Richland generates more electricity than ever before - Tri-City Herald

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 00:14

Tri-City Herald

Nuclear power plant near Richland generates more electricity than ever before
Tri-City Herald
The nuclear power plant near Richland set a new record in December for electricity generated in a single month. Energy Northwest said the Columbia Generating Station sent more than 867 million kilowatt-hours of electricity to the Northwest power grid ...

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UPDATE 2-Entergy shuts Massachusetts Pilgrim nuclear plant during blizzard - Reuters

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 22:52

Cape Cod Times

UPDATE 2-Entergy shuts Massachusetts Pilgrim nuclear plant during blizzard
Reuters
“There are no immediate reliability issues to the local area” after the shutdown of Pilgrim, said Marcia Blomberg, a spokeswoman at ISO New England, which operates the region's power grid. The lights did not go out in New England after Pilgrim shut ...
Pilgrim nuclear plant manually shut downCape Cod Times
Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Experiences Unplanned Shutdown During StormCapeCod.com News

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New Jersey's nuclear power subsidy on-hold till new legislative session begins - WHYY

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 22:14

WHYY

New Jersey's nuclear power subsidy on-hold till new legislative session begins
WHYY
“I can't believe that the Legislature intends to award taxpayer subsidies to a company that is profitable,'' said Dennis Hart, executive director of the Chemistry Industry Council of New Jersey. He cited the analyst's prediction that the company could ...
Rate hike for nuclear power falls victim to legislative infightingNorthJersey.com
Snow Halts Vote on Bill to Rescue Nuclear Power PlantsU.S. News & World Report
NJ abandons nuclear bailout bill, for nowPhilly.com
Reuters -POWER magazine
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Rate hike for nuclear power falls victim to legislative infighting - NorthJersey.com

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 21:22

NorthJersey.com

Rate hike for nuclear power falls victim to legislative infighting
NorthJersey.com
New Jersey's legislative leaders have deadlocked over a bill to raise electric rates to keep two nuclear power plants from shutting down, preventing the legislation from getting a vote in the final days of the current legislative term. The standoff ...
Snow Halts Vote on Bill to Rescue Nuclear Power PlantsU.S. News & World Report
New Jersey's nuclear power subsidy on-hold till new legislative session beginsWHYY
NJ abandons nuclear bailout bill, for nowPhilly.com
Reuters -Environmental Defense Fund -POWER magazine
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Finland's Fortum considers extending Loviisa nuclear power plant life - Nasdaq

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 18:25

Finland's Fortum considers extending Loviisa nuclear power plant life
Nasdaq
The plant scored a record net output of 8.16 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity in 2017, but Buddas said production was expected to fall to as low as 7.8 TWh in 2018 due to maintenance. A year ago Fortum had said it expected to retire the plant's ...

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The United Arab Emirates' Nuclear Power Gambit - IEEE Spectrum

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 16:05

IEEE Spectrum

The United Arab Emirates' Nuclear Power Gambit
IEEE Spectrum
Illustration by Chad Hagen. “Too Cheap to Meter” Nuclear Power Revisited · Photo: Imaginechina/AP. A Bittersweet Milestone for the World's Safest Nuclear Reactors · Has U.S. Nuclear Power's Death Spiral Begun? graphic link to special report landing ...

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Kingdom, Russia can forge nuclear power cooperation - Saudi Gazette

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 15:45

Saudi Gazette

Kingdom, Russia can forge nuclear power cooperation
Saudi Gazette
On October 5, 2017, during King Salman visit to Russia, Rosatom and King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) signed a program for cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, which outlines several key directions, incl. small ...

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Kingdom, Russia can forge nuclear power cooperation - Saudi Gazette

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 15:45

Saudi Gazette

Kingdom, Russia can forge nuclear power cooperation
Saudi Gazette
On October 5, 2017, during King Salman visit to Russia, Rosatom and King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) signed a program for cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, which outlines several key directions, incl. small ...

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Bankrupt nuclear power company Westinghouse gets a buyer - Axios

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 15:18

Axios

Bankrupt nuclear power company Westinghouse gets a buyer
Axios
Brookfield Business Partners, a listed unit of Canadian infrastructure investor Brookfield Asset Management, has agreed to buy bankrupt U.S. nuclear power company Westinghouse Electric for around $4.6 billion. Why this isn't surprising: Westinghouse is ...
Talks underway with Westinghouse for nuclear power project: GovernmentEconomic Times
Westinghouse, Toshiba's troubled nuclear unit, is acquiredABC News
UPDATE 2-Brookfield Business Partners to buy Westinghouse for $4.6 blnReuters

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Talks underway with Westinghouse for nuclear power project: Government - Economic Times

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:31

Economic Times

Talks underway with Westinghouse for nuclear power project: Government
Economic Times
Discussions are underway with Westinghouse Electric Company for a "viable project proposal" to set up six nuclear power reactors, the government informed Rajya Sabha today. The project is planned to be set up at Kovvada in Andhra Pradesh and comprises ...

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Snow halts vote on bill to rescue nuclear power plants - Seattle Times

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:23

POWER magazine

Snow halts vote on bill to rescue nuclear power plants
Seattle Times
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A snow storm has resulted in a vote on a roughly $300 million bill that would raise residents' utility costs to rescue New Jersey's nuclear power industry being canceled. The Democrat-led state Senate canceled its Thursday session ...
Despite New Jersey Senate Vote on Nuclear Subsidies, Bill May Not Clear Lame-Duck SessionPOWER magazine
Gov. Kean: Don't rush bailout of PSEG's nuclear plants. Wait for Murphy | OpinionNJ.com
PSEG Nuclear Subsidy Bill Killed in Lame-Duck SessionNJ Spotlight
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UPDATE 1-Back to the future; EDF renames nuclear reactor unit - Reuters

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:04

UPDATE 1-Back to the future; EDF renames nuclear reactor unit
Reuters
Amid hopes for a nuclear renaissance in 2006-2007, Areva sold four EPRs in France, Finland and China, but a decade later they are all years behind schedule and billions of euros over budget. Heavy losses due to these delays, an African uranium mine ...

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UAE's first nuclear power plant marks 'significant milestone' in construction - The National

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 11:08

The National

UAE's first nuclear power plant marks 'significant milestone' in construction
The National
The UAE's first nuclear power plant has announced that two of its four reactors are now connected to the country's electricity grid. The development is described as a “significant milestone” by Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, ahead of the nuclear ...
Two more nuclear reactors connected to UAE's electricity gridArabianBusiness.com

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