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Owners of Last US Nuclear Plant Face Few Good Options as Deadline Nears - Wall Street Journal

News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 19:09

Wall Street Journal

Owners of Last US Nuclear Plant Face Few Good Options as Deadline Nears
Wall Street Journal
The owners of the last remaining nuclear-power plant under construction in the U.S. continued Tuesday to negotiate a deal to finish the half-built project. But in some ways, the choice of whether to keep going amounts to a no-win proposition. If the ...
Fate of $28 billion Georgia nuclear plant down to 'game of chicken'AL.com
Georgia nuclear project could get canceledThe Hill
Vogtle nuclear power plant will continue construction: $27.5 billion and risingRed, Green, and Blue
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Kenya now pushes nuclear power plant plan to 2036 - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 18:38

Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Kenya now pushes nuclear power plant plan to 2036
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
Kenya has postponed its plan to build Sh968 billion nuclear power plant by nine years to 2036 in favour renewable energy projects and coal plant. Updated power development plan prepared by the Ministry of Energy and covering the period 2017 to 2037, ...

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A nuclear startup will fold after failing to deliver reactors that run on spent fuel - MIT Technology Review

News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 12:05

MIT Technology Review

A nuclear startup will fold after failing to deliver reactors that run on spent fuel
MIT Technology Review
Josh Freed, vice president for the clean energy program at the centrist think tank Third Way, said Transatomic's closure doesn't reflect any broader challenges for advanced nuclear power in general. He notes that dozens of such US projects have emerged ...

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Ghana's nuclear power agenda on course- Phase II of project scheduled for Q1 2019 - BusinessGhana

News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 11:50

Ghana's nuclear power agenda on course- Phase II of project scheduled for Q1 2019
BusinessGhana
Ghana's agenda to integrate nuclear power into its power generation mix is progressing steadily with the Ministry of Energy setting a target to fully activate the second phase of the project by the end of the first quarter of next year. The first phase ...

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Belarusian nuclear power plant staffed well - Belarus News (BelTA)

News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 11:49

Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarusian nuclear power plant staffed well
Belarus News (BelTA)
MINSK, 25 September (BelTA) – The first unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant has virtually all the staff it needs. The second unit has 50% of the required manpower, BelTA learned from Alexander Yerin, Deputy Head of the Education and Training ...

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Japan Court Allows Nuclear Reactor to Reopen in Boost to Abe's Energy Push - Bloomberg

News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 05:18

Bloomberg

Japan Court Allows Nuclear Reactor to Reopen in Boost to Abe's Energy Push
Bloomberg
Tuesday's ruling is a win for Japanese policy makers seeking to restore the nation's nuclear industry amid efforts to reduce reliance on costly fossil-fuel imports and cut carbon emissions. The battle in Japan over nuclear power has moved mostly to the ...

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Hiroshima High Court signs off on restart of reactor at Shikoku Electric's Ikata nuclear power plant - The Japan Times

News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 04:49

The Japan Times

Hiroshima High Court signs off on restart of reactor at Shikoku Electric's Ikata nuclear power plant
The Japan Times
1 nuclear power plant led to a nationwide halt of such plants. Presiding Judge Masayuki Miki said in the ruling, “There is not reason to believe in the possibility of a destructive volcanic eruption during the plant's operating period and there is only ...
Hiroshima High Court overturns injunction against Ikata reactor restartThe Mainichi

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Last Nuclear Plant Being Built in US Survives Vote - Wall Street Journal

News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 01:28

Wall Street Journal

Last Nuclear Plant Being Built in US Survives Vote
Wall Street Journal
One of the owners of the only remaining nuclear-power plant being built in the U.S. voted Monday to continue construction despite escalating costs. Facing pressure from state and federal officials, the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia decided to ...
Cost caps sought for Georgia nuclear project to move forwardIdaho Statesman
Utility votes to continue costly Georgia nuclear projectThe Telegraph

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World's First Floating Nuclear Plant Dismantled in Texas - The Maritime Executive

News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 00:03

The Maritime Executive

World's First Floating Nuclear Plant Dismantled in Texas
The Maritime Executive
Last week engineering crews confirmed they had finished dismantling the world's first floating nuclear power plant, deactivating its reactor and removing more than 680,000 kilograms of nuclear waste, which will now be sent to safer storage. No, no.

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Massive Georgia nuclear project scores a partial vote to continue - Atlanta Journal Constitution

News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 19:16

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Massive Georgia nuclear project scores a partial vote to continue
Atlanta Journal Constitution
An organization that represent city utilities in Georgia voted Monday to keep the nuclear power expansion of Plant Vogtle alive, despite continued cost overruns and delays. But Vogtle's future isn't yet settled, even with the unanimous vote for ...
Last Nuclear Plant Being Built in US Survives VoteWall Street Journal
Utility votes to continue costly Georgia nuclear projectIdaho Statesman
The Latest: Georgia Nuclear Plant Gets Another up VoteU.S. News & World Report

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What is the Moorside nuclear power station? The story of Cumbria's £15bn plant - Compelo

News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 15:59

Compelo

What is the Moorside nuclear power station? The story of Cumbria's £15bn plant
Compelo
Slated to provide 7% of the UK's electricity as coal power is phased out, the nuclear development firm's £15bn project at Moorside has struggled to get the official go-ahead with owner Toshiba pulling out earlier this month due to financial ...

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Georgia utilities to vote on continuing nuclear project - ABC News

News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 15:18

ABC News

Georgia utilities to vote on continuing nuclear project
ABC News
The utilities involved in a Georgia nuclear project are deciding whether to continue after a $2 billion cost increase. The owners building two new reactors at the Vogtle nuclear power plant near Waynesboro are set to vote on whether to move forward or ...
How the Vogtle Nuclear Expansion's Costs EscalatedPOWER magazine

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Draft law supports Chinese nuclear exports - World Nuclear News

News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 14:49

World Nuclear News

Draft law supports Chinese nuclear exports
World Nuclear News
Under the draft legislation, the state "encourages and supports" enterprises to actively participate in "the development of international markets and promote the export of nuclear power, nuclear fuel and related equipment and technical services".
Saudi Arabia to unlock region's nuclear energy potentialUtilities Middle East
China Pushes Nuclear Firms To Diversify OverseasBusiness Times

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Georgia utilities to vote on continuing nuclear project - Idaho Statesman

News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:27

Idaho Statesman

Georgia utilities to vote on continuing nuclear project
Idaho Statesman
The owners building two new reactors at the Vogtle nuclear power plant near Waynesboro are set to vote on whether to move forward or abandon the project. Oglethorpe Power and the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia could vote as early as Monday.
How the Vogtle Nuclear Expansion's Costs EscalatedPOWER magazine
Decision day arrives for Vogtle expansionE&E News

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IAEA Safety Mission Sees Significant Progress at Canada's Pickering Nuclear Power Plant, Encourages Continued ... - International Atomic Energy Agency

News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 11:33

International Atomic Energy Agency

IAEA Safety Mission Sees Significant Progress at Canada's Pickering Nuclear Power Plant, Encourages Continued ...
International Atomic Energy Agency
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said the operator of Canada's Pickering Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) demonstrated strengthened operational safety by addressing the findings of an initial IAEA review in 2016. The team also ...

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If California wants to go carbon-free, it needs to end its nuclear moratorium - Los Angeles Times

News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 11:05

Los Angeles Times

If California wants to go carbon-free, it needs to end its nuclear moratorium
Los Angeles Times
With retail electricity prices in California already among the highest in the nation, the Legislature was wise to include nuclear power and carbon capture in the mix of energy choices for the future. But to ensure that California has the best chance of ...

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What Nuclear Technology Can Offer to Address Climate Change: Conclusions of the Scientific Forum - International Atomic Energy Agency

News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:25

International Atomic Energy Agency

What Nuclear Technology Can Offer to Address Climate Change: Conclusions of the Scientific Forum
International Atomic Energy Agency
The session began with a close look at the Paris Agreement and the essential role nuclear power has to play in order for the targets set by the Agreement to be met. Renowned climate scientist Tom Wigley argued for the inclusion of nuclear power in ...

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Ministry retracts estimate of ratio of nuclear power in fiscal 2050 - Asahi Shimbun

News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 08:33

Asahi Shimbun

Ministry retracts estimate of ratio of nuclear power in fiscal 2050
Asahi Shimbun
The Environment Ministry was forced to retract its trial calculation that the ratio of nuclear power generation to Japan's total electricity generation will be less than 10 percent in fiscal 2050. The ministry made the retraction in February in ...

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Argentina nuclear industry sees big promise in its small reactors - Financial Times

News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 23:26

Financial Times

Argentina nuclear industry sees big promise in its small reactors
Financial Times
Argentina's long-established nuclear power industry is facing financial difficulties as the government seeks to balance the budget. This could delay important projects, not least as Argentina aims to be a player in what may well develop into a growing ...

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We need a grown-up conversation about domestic nuclear power - The Australian

News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 14:04

The Australian

We need a grown-up conversation about domestic nuclear power
The Australian
Having been involved in many phases of hydro, coal and nuclear power, I have learned to mistrust comments from those who have less than a good working knowledge of geology, geophysics, chemistry and mining engineering, and an understanding of the ...

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