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DOE urges Vogtle nuke owners to complete project ahead of Monday vote

DOE urges Vogtle nuke owners to complete project ahead of Monday vote Monday’s vote on the Vogtle project could mark the end for the troubled plant expansion, but the DOE’s correspondence makes clear the stakes are bigger than a single generation project. In letters released late Friday, DOE said it understands that the choice to … Continue reading DOE urges Vogtle nuke owners to complete project ahead of Monday vote

Bipartisan senators seek to revive nuclear energy investment

Bipartisan senators seek to revive nuclear energy investment Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, introduced a nuclear energy bill with a group of bipartisan senators Thursday, seeking more action from the Department of Energy (DOE) in support of advanced nuclear energy goals. The bill would extend the maximum length for federal power purchase agreements (PPA) from 10 … Continue reading Bipartisan senators seek to revive nuclear energy investment

Oldest operating nuclear plant in country to retire Monday

Oldest operating nuclear plant in country to retire Monday The oldest operating nuclear plant in the nation is set to retire on Monday. The Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, which is 50 miles east of Philadelphia, will stop producing electricity shy of 50 years of production. According to a release for the U.S. Energy Information … Continue reading Oldest operating nuclear plant in country to retire Monday

Coal and nuclear industries: Avoiding the duct-tape solution

Coal and nuclear industries: Avoiding the duct-tape solution We’ve all been there. Something breaks in your home or knocks your car bumper loose, so you turn to every American’s trusted helper: duct tape. But while duct tape may offer an easier, quick-fix solution, it doesn’t fully solve your problem, no matter how many new layers … Continue reading Coal and nuclear industries: Avoiding the duct-tape solution

#FES to close all coal – fired & nuclear power plants

FES to close all coal-fired & nuclear power plants FirstEnergy Solutions says it intends to close its last coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania and Ohio in 2021-2022, although those decisions could be reversed if the Ohio-based company were to get a federal bailout via the Trump administration, Kallanish Energy reports. The bankrupt company is closing … Continue reading #FES to close all coal – fired & nuclear power plants

Energy Department teams up with #Bill_Gates to move mini-nuclear plants to market

Energy Department teams up with Bill Gates to move mini-nuclear plants to market The Energy Department is participating in major push with electric utility Southern and a company founded by Microsoft founder Bill Gates to develop small nuclear power reactors that are less expensive and more efficient than their much larger cousins. “Molten salt reactors … Continue reading Energy Department teams up with #Bill_Gates to move mini-nuclear plants to market