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What will be lost with nuclear power plant closings? NEI says environmental benefits - Pittsburgh Business Times

News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:20

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What will be lost with nuclear power plant closings? NEI says environmental benefits
Pittsburgh Business Times
New Jersey legislators in April approved $300 million in subsidies for nuclear power reactors in the state. "These states have determined they don't want to lose what nuclear energy has delivered to their state," Kotek said. But for now, Pennsylvania ...
Renewables, Not Natural Gas, Should Replace Shuttered Nuclear PlantsEnvironmental Working Group

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Renewables, Not Natural Gas, Should Replace Shuttered Nuclear Plants - Environmental Working Group

News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 18:11

Environmental Working Group

Renewables, Not Natural Gas, Should Replace Shuttered Nuclear Plants
Environmental Working Group
Across the nation, utilities continue to announce the planned shutdown of nuclear power plants. Early retirement of these crumbling, outrageously expensive and dangerous plants is long overdue. But will they be replaced by polluting natural gas plants ...
OH & PA Will Transition From Nuclear Energy—But How?Natural Resources Defense Council

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Production cost of renewables undercuts fossil fuel energy & nuclear power for the first time - Windpower Engineering (press release)

News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 17:01

Windpower Engineering (press release)

Production cost of renewables undercuts fossil fuel energy & nuclear power for the first time
Windpower Engineering (press release)
The international average cost for wind power was $51 per MWh, hydroelectric projects were more than $50 per MWh, and photovoltaic solar energy was $54per MWh. Nuclear power shares in the U.S. and UK are still high with 20% and 20.9% of the total ...
The production cost of renewables undercuts fossil fuel energy and nuclear power, for the first timeAltEnergyMag (press release)

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OH & PA Will Transition From Nuclear Energy—But How? - Natural Resources Defense Council

News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:39

OH & PA Will Transition From Nuclear Energy—But How?
Natural Resources Defense Council
NRDC is not opposed in principle to nuclear power, and we acknowledge its beneficial low-carbon attributes in a warming world. But we also take seriously the significant safety, global security, environmental, and economic risks that nuclear power ...

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Global Nuclear Power Market to witness a CAGR of 8.9% during 2018-2024 - GlobeNewswire (press release)

News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:26

Global Nuclear Power Market to witness a CAGR of 8.9% during 2018-2024
GlobeNewswire (press release)
NEW YORK, April 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The global nuclear power market is projected to witness a CAGR of 8.9%, and is likely to reach USD 205.2 billion by 2024. Rise in the worldwide demand for clean energy , particularly from residential and ...

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Kilkenny County Council's 'concern' over Hinkley Point nuclear power expansion - Kilkenny People

News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:23

Kilkenny People

Kilkenny County Council's 'concern' over Hinkley Point nuclear power expansion
Kilkenny People
Local councillors last week agreed to write a 'statement of concern' regarding the expansion of the nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset, England. Cllr Malcolm Noonan and Tomas Breathnach raised the matter at the monthly meeting of Kilkenny ...

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TABLE-Belgian nuclear power reactor outages - Reuters Africa

News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:01

TABLE-Belgian nuclear power reactor outages
Reuters Africa
(Adds Doel 1 and Tihange 3 under reactors out of service) April 23 (Reuters) - Belgium has seven nuclear power reactors with a combined capacity of almost 6 gigawatts, which are operated by Electrabel, part of France's Engie (formerly known as GDF Suez ...

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Shutting down nuclear plants would erase decades of clean energy progress, report warns - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 08:45

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Shutting down nuclear plants would erase decades of clean energy progress, report warns
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The looming retirements of four nuclear power plants in Pennsylvania and Ohio would set back regional attempts to cut emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases, negating decades of efforts to transition to carbon-free sources of electricity. That ...
OH & PA Will Transition From Nuclear Energy—But How?Natural Resources Defense Council

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The rise of renewables casts doubt on Europe's nuclear future - Financial Times

News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 04:01

Financial Times

The rise of renewables casts doubt on Europe's nuclear future
Financial Times
If the story were all about carbon emissions, EDF — the leading nuclear energy company in Europe — should be thriving. Nuclear power is a low carbon source of electricity that should dominate the market. But that is not possible. The costs remain too ...

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Goldman prize awarded to South African women who stopped an international nuclear deal - The Guardian

News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 04:01

The Guardian

Goldman prize awarded to South African women who stopped an international nuclear deal
The Guardian
More recently, energy minister Jeff Radebe has signed deals that will promote wind and solar power. “The political signs are good that nuclear is not going ahead any time soon,” said McDaid. “But I think this is just a step on the path to a nuclear ...

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Why nuclear power cannot be the future - HeraldScotland

News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 03:16

HeraldScotland

Why nuclear power cannot be the future
HeraldScotland
IN response to an earlier letter from myself (April 16), Geoff Moore (Letters April 19) accuses me of providing no factual data. However, if he revisits my letter he will find a range of facts, although not in electrical form, supporting renewable ...

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Beacon Journal/Ohio.com editorial board: When nuclear power plants close - Akron Beacon Journal

News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 00:15

Akron Beacon Journal

Beacon Journal/Ohio.com editorial board: When nuclear power plants close
Akron Beacon Journal
Two analysts at the Brattle Group have reinforced the argument for keeping open the Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear power plants. They include in their assessment, released last week, the Beaver Valley nuclear plant, also owned by FirstEnergy, and the ...

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UK 'yet to properly assess' nuclear plan's impact on Ireland - Irish Times

News - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 20:32

Irish Times

UK 'yet to properly assess' nuclear plan's impact on Ireland
Irish Times
There are “alarming deficiencies” in the UK's approach to assessing impacts of plans to expand its nuclear power programme on Ireland, according to the Irish Environmental Pillar (EP). In addition, particular risks associated with the Hinkley Point C ...

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'Nuclear Power: Waste Disposal and Accidents' topic of April 24 Shoreline CC program - My Edmonds News

News - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 20:24

My Edmonds News

'Nuclear Power: Waste Disposal and Accidents' topic of April 24 Shoreline CC program
My Edmonds News
They argue that today's nuclear power is cleaner (no carbon emission) and safer to use than ever before. Conca has worked on the issue of nuclear waste for 30 years. Currently he is a senior scientist at UFA Ventures, Inc. in Richland, Wash. Tanaka is ...

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'Nuclear Power: Waste Disposal and Accidents' topic of April 24 Shoreline CC program - My Edmonds News

News - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 20:24

My Edmonds News

'Nuclear Power: Waste Disposal and Accidents' topic of April 24 Shoreline CC program
My Edmonds News
They argue that today's nuclear power is cleaner (no carbon emission) and safer to use than ever before. Conca has worked on the issue of nuclear waste for 30 years. Currently he is a senior scientist at UFA Ventures, Inc. in Richland, Wash. Tanaka is ...

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EPA minister puts career on line over nuclear power issue - Taiwan News

News - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:28

Taiwan News

EPA minister puts career on line over nuclear power issue
Taiwan News
Taipei, April 22 (CNA) The Cabinet-level Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) head has vowed that if it is decided via referendum to open the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant, which has been mothballed since 2015, he will resign. If the people vote ...

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EPA minister puts career on line over nuclear power issue - Focus Taiwan News Channel

News - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:14

Focus Taiwan News Channel

EPA minister puts career on line over nuclear power issue
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, April 22 (CNA) The Cabinet-level Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) head has vowed that if it is decided via referendum to open the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant, which has been mothballed since 2015, he will resign. If the people vote ...

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Activists file charges against Tihange, Doel nuclear power plants - Deutsche Welle

News - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 19:35

Deutsche Welle

Activists file charges against Tihange, Doel nuclear power plants
Deutsche Welle
Activists file charges against Tihange, Doel nuclear power plants. An activist alliance has pressed charges against the Belgian state and the nuclear plants Tihange and Doel. The move comes amid growing fears of a serious nuclear accident among nearby ...

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Report: Trump May Seek Wartime Authority to Boost Coal and Nuclear Plants - Gizmodo

News - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 16:45

Gizmodo

Report: Trump May Seek Wartime Authority to Boost Coal and Nuclear Plants
Gizmodo
The first is by directing the Department of Energy to invoke Section 202(c) of the Federal Power Act, which would allow the Trump administration to order coal and nuclear generators to remain online with guaranteed profits despite their financial ...
White House reportedly exploring wartime rule to help coal, nuclearArs Technica

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