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Long-Delayed #Vogtle Nuclear Plants Want To Delay Reporting How Much Longer They’ll Be Delayed

Long-Delayed Vogtle Nuclear Plants Want To Delay Reporting How Much Longer They’ll Be Delayed When centrists insist we need to build more nuclear power plants as part of the decarbonization push to prevent climate change, they ignore two very important things: New nuclear power plants are fiendishly expensive and have a lousy track record of … Continue reading Long-Delayed #Vogtle Nuclear Plants Want To Delay Reporting How Much Longer They’ll Be Delayed

Remembering #Duke_Energy ‘s Jim #Rogers: A ‘Cathedral’ Thinker

Remembering Duke Energy’s Jim Rogers: A ‘Cathedral’ Thinker The unexpected death last month of James E. (Jim) Rogers at the age of 71 left the energy sector bereft of one of the boldest leaders in its history. Rogers, a CEO in the electric utility and natural gas industry for 25 years, amassed a jaw-dropping track … Continue reading Remembering #Duke_Energy ‘s Jim #Rogers: A ‘Cathedral’ Thinker

Tropical Storm #Michael could hit Florida Gulf Coast as a #Category_2 #hurricane

Tropical Storm Michael could hit Florida Gulf Coast as a Category 2 hurricane An intensifying storm system that became Tropical Storm Michael Sunday afternoon is setting its sights on the northern Gulf Coast, and forecasters say it could be a Category 2 hurricane when it makes landfall. “In fact, nearly every piece of intensity guidance … Continue reading Tropical Storm #Michael could hit Florida Gulf Coast as a #Category_2 #hurricane

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

#Hurricane #Florence rains trigger possible coal – ash spill into lake at Wilmington plant

Hurricane Florence rains trigger possible coal-ash spill into lake at Wilmington plant WILMINGTON Environmental attorneys and a Cape Fear River advocacy group are looking closely at a possible Duke Energy coal ash spill near Sutton Lake in Wilmington. Charlotte-based Duke Energy, in a news release Saturday night, blamed historic rains from Hurricane Florence for eroding … Continue reading #Hurricane #Florence rains trigger possible coal – ash spill into lake at Wilmington plant

#Florida_Power_&_Light parent to buy #Gulf_Power in multi billion-dollar deal

Florida Power & Light parent to buy Gulf Power in multi billion-dollar deal In a major move in the state’s utility industry, the parent company of Florida Power & Light said Monday it will buy Northwest Florida’s Gulf Power as part of a $6.475 billion deal. NextEra Energy Inc. plans to buy Gulf Power, the … Continue reading #Florida_Power_&_Light parent to buy #Gulf_Power in multi billion-dollar deal

#New_Orleans electric utility confirms people were paid to support its power plant

New Orleans electric utility confirms people were paid to support its power plant Power plant critics question how Entergy could not have known of PR firm’s astroturf tactics. A public relations firm, with a long history of using questionable tactics in its campaigns for energy industry clients, hired local actors to show support for a … Continue reading #New_Orleans electric utility confirms people were paid to support its power plant