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Dominion Energy to buy US nuclear rival Scana for £10.8bn - Telegraph.co.uk

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 14:28

Telegraph.co.uk

Dominion Energy to buy US nuclear rival Scana for £10.8bn
Telegraph.co.uk
... approval of the deal in South Carolina, said Mr Pourreza, who had upgraded Scana to hold from a sell on the prospect of a takeover. The deal is the latest in a string of massive utility mergers, which have been stoked by stagnant electricity prices ...
Dominion offers to buy SCANA in wake of SC nuclear plant failureCharleston Post Courier
Dominion to Buy Scana for $7.9 Billion After Nuclear FlopBloomberg
Dominion Energy to buy Scana, assume failed nuclear project costsReuters
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Break Down at Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plant - Prensa Latina

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 14:07

Break Down at Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plant
Prensa Latina
03 de enero de 2018, 08:51Kiev, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Ukrainian authorities reported a breakdown in the second block of the nuclear power plant in Jmelinsk province, local television reported. This morning, there was a technical failure in the ...

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Turkey Looks to China for Third Nuclear Power Plant - Lexology

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:19

Turkey Looks to China for Third Nuclear Power Plant
Lexology
Turkey and China are taking steps to address rising domestic energy demand through the use of nuclear power. In 2016, Turkey hosted the 23rd Annual World Energy Congress, the global flagship event of World Energy Council, where the theme was “embracing ...

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Renewable energy and nuclear power beat gas and coal for first time in the UK - Daily Mail

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:33

Daily Mail

Renewable energy and nuclear power beat gas and coal for first time in the UK
Daily Mail
The analysis, which is based on data collated by Dr Iain Staffell at Imperial College London for Electric Insights, found coal generation dropped again in 2017 and only generated 6.9% of power. Meanwhile wind power generation rose due to more turbines ...
Most of Britain's electricity in 2017 is low carbon for first timeFinancial Times
Low-carbon sources like solar, wind and nuclear generated more than half of UK electricity in 2017City A.M.

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Renewable energy and nuclear power beat gas and coal for first time in the UK - Jersey Evening Post

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:33

Jersey Evening Post

Renewable energy and nuclear power beat gas and coal for first time in the UK
Jersey Evening Post
The analysis, which is based on data collated by Dr Iain Staffell at Imperial College London for Electric Insights, found coal generation dropped again in 2017 and only generated 6.9% of power. Meanwhile wind power generation rose due to more turbines ...
Most of Britain's electricity in 2017 is low carbon for first timeFinancial Times
Low-carbon sources like solar, wind and nuclear generated more than half of UK electricity in 2017City A.M.
Analysis: Low-carbon sources generated more UK electricity than fossil fuels in 2017Carbon Brief

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Opposition CDP bringing nuclear energy debate back to the Diet - Asahi Shimbun

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 08:38

Asahi Shimbun

Opposition CDP bringing nuclear energy debate back to the Diet
Asahi Shimbun
In a direct challenge to the Abe administration, the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan plans to submit a bill that would abandon nuclear power and promote renewables as a basic energy policy. The bill is expected to reinvigorate ...

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Hartlepool power station boss confident despite Brexit nuclear treaty withdrawal - Hartlepool Mail

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 06:01

Hartlepool Mail

Hartlepool power station boss confident despite Brexit nuclear treaty withdrawal
Hartlepool Mail
But Craig Dohring, station manager of Hartlepool's EDF nuclear power station, is more optimistic. He told the Mail: “It is clear there is a few things we need to have a replacement for including Euratom. “We need something to essentially cover us to a ...

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Trump: My nuclear button is 'much bigger' than Kim Jong Un's - USA TODAY

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 01:47

USA TODAY

Trump: My nuclear button is 'much bigger' than Kim Jong Un's
USA TODAY
The Trump administration has imposed harsher sanctions on North Korea and pressured China to do more to help rein in Kim's regime, but so far none of those efforts have succeeded it ending North Korea's continued drive to become an established nuclear ...
Trump: I have a 'much bigger' button than Kim Jong UnThe Hill
Why North Korea succeeded at getting nuclear weapons — when Iraq and Libya failedWashington Post
Stephen Colbert Mocks Trump's Terrifying Kim Jong Un Nuclear 'Button' TweetDaily Beast
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Cut-price nuclear power plant possible, says EDF - The Times

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:05

The Times

Cut-price nuclear power plant possible, says EDF
The Times
EDF believes that it can build a second nuclear power station to follow Hinkley Point C for up to £5 billion less than the Somerset plant. The French energy giant has said it will cost it at least £19.6 billion to build Hinkley Point, Britain's first ...

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Reclaiming America's Leadership In Nuclear Power - Nasdaq

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 23:07

Reclaiming America's Leadership In Nuclear Power
Nasdaq
It is not often that a vote by a relatively little-known state agency has broader impact across the nation. But when the Public Service Commission ( PSC ) of Georgia met December 21, their actions reverberated across the country and in doing so, gave ...

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Reclaiming America's Leadership In Nuclear Power | Stock News ... - Investor's Business Daily

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 23:04

Investor's Business Daily

Reclaiming America's Leadership In Nuclear Power | Stock News ...
Investor's Business Daily
It is not often that a vote by a relatively little-known state agency has broader impact across the nation. But when the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Georgia met December 21, their actions reverberated across the country and in doing so, gave ...

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Tianwan 3 starts supplying electricity to grid - World Nuclear News

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 16:09

World Nuclear News

Tianwan 3 starts supplying electricity to grid
World Nuclear News
AtomStroyExport is the main contractor, supplying the nuclear island. First concrete for unit 3 was poured in December 2012, while construction of unit 4 began in September 2013. Two similar VVER-1000 reactors (units 1 and 2) began operating at the ...

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IAEA: Gains Among Concerns In 2017 - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 16:03

International Atomic Energy Agency

IAEA: Gains Among Concerns In 2017
Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)
The year was marked by spreading interest in nuclear power and participation from 700 organizations from 68 IAEA member states and five international organizations that gathered in October in Abu Dhabi for the agency's Ministerial Conference on Nuclear ...
Looking Ahead: Important 2018 Events at the IAEAInternational Atomic Energy Agency

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Germany Shutters Reactor After 33-Year Run - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 15:15

Germany Shutters Reactor After 33-Year Run
Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)
The Grundremmingen nuclear power plant Rector B in Bavaria was shut down as 2017 came to a close as part of the country's Engergiewende or energy transition policy, German media announced Monday. Grundremmingen NPP The boiling water reactor (BWR ...

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CGN Power's latest project delay deals another blow to China's nuclear energy ambition - South China Morning Post

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 09:11

CGN Power's latest project delay deals another blow to China's nuclear energy ambition
South China Morning Post
The latest commissioning delay at CGN Power's nuclear project in Taishan, in Guangdong province – the third in two years – will lead to a further deferral of 5 billion yuan (US$770 million) in annual revenues and potentially more cost overruns ...

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Kenya is taking chances with nuclear energy amid safety concerns - Daily Nation

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 06:31

Daily Nation

Kenya is taking chances with nuclear energy amid safety concerns
Daily Nation
“The large modular reactors that Kenya will construct have an electric power output of between 700 and 1, 700 MW,” Juma says. But amidst all the promise, lies environmental, health and safety concerns. When nuclear fuel is burnt, it generates energy ...

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Moody's: China General Nuclear's delays in start of new units are credit negative, but ratings unaffected - Moodys.com (press release)

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 05:02

South China Morning Post

Moody's: China General Nuclear's delays in start of new units are credit negative, but ratings unaffected
Moodys.com (press release)
Hong Kong, January 02, 2018 -- Moody's Investors Service says China General Nuclear Power Corporation's (CGN, A3 stable) delays in launching its European Pressurized Reactor (EPR) units in Taishan are credit negative. "The delays reflect our concerns ...
CGN Power's latest project delay deals another blow to China's nuclear energy ambitionSouth China Morning Post

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Recent Developments in Nuclear Power for Space Exploration - Energy Collective

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 13:12

Energy Collective

Recent Developments in Nuclear Power for Space Exploration
Energy Collective
NASA Glenn, Cleveland, OH – NASA is pushing forward to test a key nuclear energy source that could literally empower human crews on the Mars surface, energizing habitats and running on-the-spot processing equipment to transform Red Planet resources ...

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Nuclear Power Stations or Wind Farms - Which Is More Cost-Effective? - International Environmental Technology

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 06:00

Nuclear Power Stations or Wind Farms - Which Is More Cost-Effective?
International Environmental Technology
Historically, wind farms have come under fire from their critics for being too inefficient and expensive to be cost-effective. However, rapid developments in the technology have resulted in plummeting costs, and the chief of a leading energy company ...
The Winners Of 2017's Renewable RevolutionOilPrice.com

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In New Year's Day speech, North Korean leader proudly declares his country a nuclear power - Los Angeles Times

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 04:45

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In New Year's Day speech, North Korean leader proudly declares his country a nuclear power
Los Angeles Times
“The extraordinary achievement our party, our nation and our people made last year is accomplishing the great historic work of completing national nuclear power,” he said. “The U.S. cannot start a war against me or our country. The entire United States ...
Kim Jong Un declares North Korea is a nuclear power, says 'button' is on his deskCNBC
News Live: Kim Jong Un declares North Korea a nuclear power, says 'button' is on his deskMoneycontrol.com
Kim Jong Un claims North Korea became nuclear power in 2017 declaring: 'Button is always on my desk'Mirror.co.uk
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