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#California ’s last nuclear plant will close soon. Why the Biden administration wants it open

California’s last nuclear plant will close soon. Why the Biden administration wants it open It’s California’s last nuclear plant, destined to be mothballed in four years amid concerns that its closure could leave a gaping hole in the state’s power supply. Now the Biden administration is pushing the idea that PG&E Corp.’s Diablo Canyon power … Continue reading #California ’s last nuclear plant will close soon. Why the Biden administration wants it open

#Vogtle monitors see more delays, extra $1B for nuclear plant

Vogtle monitors see more delays, extra $1B for nuclear plant ATLANTA (AP) — Monitors say even the most recent pushback of completion dates for two new nuclear reactors in Georgia isn’t enough to account for all the delays and increased costs they see coming. Testimony filed Wednesday with the Georgia Public Service Commission by engineer … Continue reading #Vogtle monitors see more delays, extra $1B for nuclear plant

Watts Bar Unit 1 Begins Scheduled Refueling, Maintenance Outage

Watts Bar Unit 1 Begins Scheduled Refueling, Maintenance Outage Monday, November 1, 2021 The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 1 safely began a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage late Friday evening after generating more than 14 billion kilowatt-hours of carbon-free energy during 507 days of operation. “For the past 18 months, Watts … Continue reading Watts Bar Unit 1 Begins Scheduled Refueling, Maintenance Outage

Why #California is shutting down its last nuclear plant

Why California is shutting down its last nuclear plant California is not keeping up with the energy demands of its residents. In August 2020, hundreds of thousands of California residents experienced rolling electricity blackouts during a heat wave that maxed out the state’s energy grid. The California Independent System Operator issues flex alerts asking consumers … Continue reading Why #California is shutting down its last nuclear plant

#TVA Ends Key Link to Long-Unfinished Alabama Nuclear Plant

TVA Ends Key Link to Long-Unfinished Alabama Nuclear Plant The Tennessee Valley Authority told a federal regulator it won’t renew permits requiring it to maintain the partially completed 1,256-MW Bellefonte nuclear plant site in northeast Alabama—officially ending any plan to finish work that was started in the 1970s and indicating new redevelopment plans. TVA’s mid-September … Continue reading #TVA Ends Key Link to Long-Unfinished Alabama Nuclear Plant

Nuclear-Power ed #Bitcoin_Mining Is Coming to the States

Nuclear-Powered Bitcoin Mining Is Coming to the States A mid last month’s heated debate over Bitcoin’s environmental impact, two companies are confident they have the answer on how to mitigate some of the negative effects: nuclear energy. Nuclear-powered Bitcoin mining is part of a new wave of innovation of companies developing smaller reactors that they … Continue reading Nuclear-Power ed #Bitcoin_Mining Is Coming to the States

Can small modular reactors fill upcoming gaps in energy supply?

Can small modular reactors fill upcoming gaps in energy supply? Often reminiscent of Brutalist architecture, these concrete structures have often been criticised for their aesthetic. While safety measures have come a long way since the days of Chernobyl, residents that live near to these eyesores have often been concerned for their health. Back in 2016 … Continue reading Can small modular reactors fill upcoming gaps in energy supply?