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Florida regulators vote to end Duke Energy nuclear power fee - WFTV Orlando

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 22:38

WFTV Orlando

Florida regulators vote to end Duke Energy nuclear power fee
WFTV Orlando
That is essentially the deal Duke Energy customers will get after the Florida Public Service Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to accept a settlement from Duke regarding its Levy County nuclear site. It ends the controversial payments that ...
Lights out: Florida regulators ok end to nuclear power feeThe San Luis Obispo Tribune

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Pa.-based power grid operator protests Trump plan to aid coal, nuclear - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 20:16

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa.-based power grid operator protests Trump plan to aid coal, nuclear
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
HARRISBURG — The nation's biggest electric grid operator said a Trump administration plan to change the way electricity is priced to reward coal and nuclear power is both unworkable and potentially against the law. Pennsylvania-based PJM ...
Subsidizing coal and nuclear power plants would not be legal, says PJMcleveland.com
Trump Plan for Coal, Nuclear Power Draws Fire From Environmental, Oil GroupsWall Street Journal
Power Grid Operator Protests Trump Plan to Aid Coal, NuclearU.S. News & World Report
Greentech Media -Courthouse News Service -Bloomberg
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Lights out: Florida regulators ok end to nuclear power fee - Miami Herald

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 19:33

Miami Herald

Lights out: Florida regulators ok end to nuclear power fee
Miami Herald
Florida regulators are signing off on a settlement agreement that will allow customers to finally stop paying for a never-built nuclear power plant. The Florida Public Service Commission on Wednesday approved a wide-ranging settlement with Duke Energy ...

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How China has Become the World's Fastest Expanding Nuclear Power Producer - International Atomic Energy Agency

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 16:32

International Atomic Energy Agency

How China has Become the World's Fastest Expanding Nuclear Power Producer
International Atomic Energy Agency
Some countries are introducing nuclear power for the first time; others are expanding their fleet. This will be one of the topics on the agenda of the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st century. This article sheds light ...

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Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 14:12

Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers
Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)
While the global additions to nuclear power included more than 9 GWe of capacity in 2016, the lion's share of that, 7 GWe of that was located in Asia, the World Nuclear Association (WNA) said this week in its World Nuclear Performance Report 2017 ...

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Large-scale nuclear power project remains 'unaffordable'‚ says Gigaba - Times LIVE

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 13:52

Times LIVE

Large-scale nuclear power project remains 'unaffordable'‚ says Gigaba
Times LIVE
Asked about the absence of nuclear power plans from his medium-term budget policy statement on Wednesday‚ Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said nuclear remained in the energy mix‚ but procurement of a large-scale nuclear power project remained ...
South Africa can't afford nuclear: GigabaBusinessTech
South Africa to consider nuclear energy when economy recovers - GigabaReuters
'South Africa can't afford nuclear'Moneyweb.co.za
Fin24
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Activists mobilize on nuclear power proposals - Cape Cod Times

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 23:56

Cape Cod Times

Activists mobilize on nuclear power proposals
Cape Cod Times
PLYMOUTH — Watchdogs are being vigilant on two fronts this week, as state and federal agencies consider regulations that could benefit the aging and trouble-plagued Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth. Public comment ended Monday on the U.S. ...
Entergy backs off another nuclear plant closureWicked Local Carver

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Power grid operator protests Trump plan to aid coal, nuclear - Fox Business

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 21:27

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Power grid operator protests Trump plan to aid coal, nuclear
Fox Business
Guaranteeing higher payments to coal, nuclear and other qualifying power plants would probably increase consumers' electric bills, unless FERC found another source of money, Ott said. Coal-fired and nuclear generators comprise just over half of all ...
Subsidizing coal and nuclear power plants would not be legal, says PJMcleveland.com
Trump Plan for Coal, Nuclear Power Draws Fire From Environmental, Oil GroupsWall Street Journal
DOE's Coal, Nuclear Cost Recovery Plan Receives Onslaught of OppositionGreentech Media
New Haven Register -CanadianManufacturing.com
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Energy Ministry plans to start construction at Akkuyu nuclear power plant by year's end - Daily Sabah

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 21:18

Daily Sabah

Energy Ministry plans to start construction at Akkuyu nuclear power plant by year's end
Daily Sabah
The Akkuyu nuclear power plant, a crucial component of Turkish-Russian cooperation, could see the launch of construction by the end of the year. Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak held a meeting with Russian state-owned atomic energy ...

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Should states rely on nuclear power to combat climate change? - PBS NewsHour

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 19:57

PBS NewsHour

Should states rely on nuclear power to combat climate change?
PBS NewsHour
Ginna is one of only four nuclear power plants left in New York, which gets 30 percent of its electricity from nuclear power. But this nuclear energy constitutes 55 percent of the state's carbon-free energy — the energy generated without releasing ...

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Why are some governments giving taxpayer handouts to nuclear power plants? - Washington Examiner

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 19:03

Washington Examiner

Why are some governments giving taxpayer handouts to nuclear power plants?
Washington Examiner
Recent proposals to subsidize financially-distressed nuclear plants illustrate how much pressure states are under to produce zero-emission electricity, even as cheaper and more effective ways to provide clean energy become available. Last winter, and ...

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Power grid operator slams Trump plan to aid coal, nuclear - Allentown Morning Call

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 18:35

Allentown Morning Call

Power grid operator slams Trump plan to aid coal, nuclear
Allentown Morning Call
The nation's biggest electric grid operator said a Trump administration plan to change the way electricity is priced to reward coal and nuclear power is both unworkable and potentially against the law. PJM, which operates the grid covering 65 million ...
Power Grid Operator Protests Trump Plan to Aid Coal, NuclearU.S. News & World Report
Subsidizing coal and nuclear power plants would not be legal, says PJMcleveland.com
Trump Plan for Coal, Nuclear Power Draws Fire From Environmental, Oil GroupsWall Street Journal
CanadianManufacturing.com -Pittsburgh Business Times -CleanTechnica
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Indian Point testing emergency system Wednesday - The Journal News | LoHud.com

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 16:16

The Journal News | LoHud.com

Indian Point testing emergency system Wednesday
The Journal News | LoHud.com
The Indian Point nuclear power plant will conduct a quarterly test of its emergency warning system Wednesday morning. Between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., sirens will sound at full blast for four-minute intervals in the lower Hudson Valley counties of ...

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South African minister recognises nuclear future - World Nuclear News

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 15:27

Fin24

South African minister recognises nuclear future
World Nuclear News
Economics remain the key driver behind South Africa's policy decision to pursue nuclear power, newly appointed energy minister David Mahlobo told a meeting of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF). He said the country is still interested in the ...
'Mahlobo in oil talks with Senegal's Sall, not Russia's Putin over nuclear'Fin24

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Preparing the ground for Russia's first floating nuclear power plant - The Independent Barents Observer (blog)

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 14:57

The Independent Barents Observer (blog)

Preparing the ground for Russia's first floating nuclear power plant
The Independent Barents Observer (blog)
In early October, regional authorities together with nuclear power company Rosatom officially plugged the first pile to become part of the port infrastructure on the shore of Pevek, the Russian east Arctic town. The ceremony took place as the ...

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Nuclear power plans doomed - Independent Online

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 13:07

Independent Online

Nuclear power plans doomed
Independent Online
Analysts immediately recognised this as a final, desperate bid to realise a more-and-more irrational new nuclear power build programme. Mahlobo's appointment accentuates an increasingly vicious battle over the country's lucrative energy sector.
South African minister recognises nuclear futureWorld Nuclear News
Energy minister met Senegal over oil, not Putin over nuclear – deputyFin24

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South Korea to resume building two new nuclear reactors, but scraps plans for 6 others - Reuters

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 07:34

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South Korea to resume building two new nuclear reactors, but scraps plans for 6 others
Reuters
The move will restart work on the two reactors that was frozen after President Moon Jae-in came to power in May on a ticket calling for scaling back nuclear power. It comes after results of a survey unveiled last week found a majority of South Koreans ...
South Korea to Cut Number of Nuclear Reactors to 14 by 2038HuffPost
South Korean president accepts public decisionWorld Nuclear News
South Korea's Moon defies public opinion with pledge to phase out nuclear powerSouth China Morning Post

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Why Singapore needs to make nuclear power work - The Straits Times

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 21:00

The Straits Times

Why Singapore needs to make nuclear power work
The Straits Times
As a pioneer generation Singaporean, two subjects keep my neurons firing in overdrive: floating structures for space creation, and nuclear power to boost the country's energy resilience. Following on my article in The Straits Times ("Time for S'pore to ...

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Subsidizing coal and nuclear power plants would not be legal, says PJM - cleveland.com

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:54

cleveland.com

Subsidizing coal and nuclear power plants would not be legal, says PJM
cleveland.com
The Davis-Besse nuclear power plant would survive under a U.S. Department of Energy plan to allow plant owner FirstEnergy to sell power into competitive wholesale markets at what it cost to make. The markets now focus on the lowest priced power, ...
Trump Plan for Coal, Nuclear Power Draws Fire From Environmental ...Wall Street Journal
DOE's Coal and Nuclear Bailout Proposal Should Be RejectedNatural Resources Defense Council
The Energy 202: Perry's power grid proposal nabs some union backingWashington Post
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette -Axios
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IAEA Conference on Nuclear Power Plant Life Management Opens - International Atomic Energy Agency

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 16:14

International Atomic Energy Agency

IAEA Conference on Nuclear Power Plant Life Management Opens
International Atomic Energy Agency
Increasing demand for electricity, coupled with pressures to meet global climate change targets, make convincing arguments for ensuring that nuclear power plants could operate for longer periods than originally envisaged, said experts at the opening of ...
UAE celebrates international collaborationWorld Nuclear News

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