The Economic Viability of Nuclear Power Is Only Going Down Last year the Trump administration’s Energy Department announced the launch of a media campaign to counter what an official called “misinformation” about nuclear power. We haven’t noticed an upsurge in pro-nuclear news – because there is none to report. On the first day of 2019, … Continue reading The Economic Viability of Nuclear Power Is Only Going Down
Louisiana’s nuclear power plants cleared for operation into 2040s Both of Louisiana’s nuclear power plants have been federally relicensed to operate into the 2040s, Entergy announced Monday. The company operates the River Bend facility in St. Francisville and Waterford 3 in Killona. Each was originally licensed in 1985. Entergy also owns the Grand Gulf plant … Continue reading #Louisiana ‘s nuclear power plants cleared for operation into 2040s
Entergy completes nuclear power plant sale as it exits market Entergy says it completed the sale of its shuttered Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to NorthStar Group Services, as the company takes another step toward exiting from the merchant power utility business. ETR calls the sale “a first-of-its-kind in the nuclear power industry – a … Continue reading Entergy completes nuclear power plant sale as it exits market
Lighting up Utah with nuclear power? SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Department of Energy signed on to take some of the nuclear power from a Utah-led project planned at the Idaho National Laboratory, marking another significant milestone. A memorandum of understanding was recently inked among the federal energy agency, which owns the lab, the … Continue reading Lighting up #Utah with nuclear power?
Debate Continues: Can New Technology Save Nuclear Power? Nuclear power provides carbon-free electricity for a warming world. But is its use still practical, can it still be economic, is its promise still achievable, and is nuclear a key to combating climate change? So far, nuclear power has fallen short of those goals. Looking at advanced … Continue reading Debate Continues: Can New Technology Save Nuclear Power?
China switches on world’s first ‘third-generation’ nuclear reactor WASHINGTON – China flipped on a new generation of nuclear energy reactor on Friday, a milestone that nuclear campaigners hope makes the technology more appealing as the world seeks to limit carbon emissions. The “third-generation” reactor known as EPR was manufactured by French and German engineers and … Continue reading #China switches on world’s first ‘third-generation’ nuclear reactor
Fight brewing over prospect of nuclear power plant shutdowns HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania lawmakers sympathetic to nuclear power plants are making a push for state action to rescue plants at risk of being shut down by their energy company owners. Four lawmakers calling themselves the Nuclear Energy Caucus released a 44-page report Thursday, calling for action … Continue reading Fight brewing over prospect of nuclear power plant shutdowns
Vogtle Nuclear Project Survives due to Utility Agreements The effort to build the first new nuclear reactors in the U.S. in the past three decades will tarry on, as the final two of four project co-owners approved continuing work this week. Oglethorpe Power of Georgia gave its conflicted blessing this week, joining Georgia Power, Municipal … Continue reading Vogtle Nuclear Project Survives due to Utility Agreements
Southern Is Said to Be Near Pact to Continue Building Nuke Southern Co. is nearing an agreement with Oglethorpe Power Corp. and two other companies to continue working on the only nuclear power plant under construction in the U.S., according to people familiar with the matter. Southern and its partners are trying to agree on … Continue reading Southern Is Said to Be Near Pact to Continue Building Nuke
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