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Lake County waits to learn ultimate fate of FirstEnergy's Perry Nuclear Power Plant - News 5 Cleveland

News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:39

News 5 Cleveland

Lake County waits to learn ultimate fate of FirstEnergy's Perry Nuclear Power Plant
News 5 Cleveland
PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio - When FirstEnergy announced in 2016 its plan to get out of the competitive generating business which meant severing ties with its subsidiary FirstEnergy Solutions which owns and operates the companies coal and nuclear power plants ...

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Letter to the editor: Nuclear power supports jobs in Pa. - Central Penn Business Journal

News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 05:08

Letter to the editor: Nuclear power supports jobs in Pa.
Central Penn Business Journal
While it may be uncomfortable for some people to hear the facts about the negative consequences other states and communities have suffered from the premature closing of nuclear power plants, it would be irresponsible not to learn from those experiences ...

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Georgia Regulators Won't Reconsider Decision On Vogtle Nuclear Project - WABE 90.1 FM

News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 05:08

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Georgia Regulators Won't Reconsider Decision On Vogtle Nuclear Project
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Georgia regulators won't reconsider their decision allowing construction at a troubled nuclear power project to continue. The Public Service Commission voted in December to keep the nuclear expansion at Plant Vogtle going despite billions of dollars in ...

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Senator: Nuclear power plant closing would be 'nightmare' | Political ... - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 05:05

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Senator: Nuclear power plant closing would be 'nightmare' | Political ...
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
DES MOINES — An Eastern Iowa lawmaker warned of a “nightmare” if the Duane Arnold Energy Center, Iowa's only nuclear power plant, would close.

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How viable is nuclear power? Marijuana laws considered, Toughening animal abuse laws: Iowa Capitol Digest, Feb. 1 - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 01:21

The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

How viable is nuclear power? Marijuana laws considered, Toughening animal abuse laws: Iowa Capitol Digest, Feb. 1
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
NUCLEAR POWER VIABILITY: An Eastern Iowa lawmaker warned of a “nightmare” if the Duane Arnold Energy Center, Iowa's only nuclear power plant, would close. The future of the Palo plant, which is in his district, is in jeopardy because it does not have a ...

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Lake County commissioners air disagreements over resolution to support Perry Nuclear Power Plant - News-Herald.com

News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 21:05

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Lake County commissioners air disagreements over resolution to support Perry Nuclear Power Plant
News-Herald.com
In January, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted against a proposal from U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to provide assistance for coal and nuclear energy generators. In their decision, the FERC board pushed the issue down to regional ...

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More Premature Nuclear Unit Retirements Loom - POWER magazine

News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 20:06

POWER magazine

More Premature Nuclear Unit Retirements Loom
POWER magazine
Two more U.S. nuclear power plants are facing early retirement, joining a string of generators whose fate was determined by market conditions, political pressure, or financial stresses assailing the sector. Several others may be poised to join them ...

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Nuclear power: Surviving on secrecy and misinformation - The Daily Star (satire)

News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 18:07

The Daily Star (satire)

Nuclear power: Surviving on secrecy and misinformation
The Daily Star (satire)
While countries like Germany, Belgium, France, and Japan are trying to find an escape route from nuclear power, Bangladesh is taking two steps back. Although the 2,400-MW Rooppur nuclear power project has already garnered some support, there are ...

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Five facts that prove South Africa's nuclear power plan should die - News24

News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 13:44

News24

Five facts that prove South Africa's nuclear power plan should die
News24
At the same time, renewable energy prices have plummeted globally and rival or even undercut the operating costs of many existing nuclear or fossil-fuelled power stations. Within just one year (2016), world costs for new onshore windpower fell by 18 ...

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How North Korea Built a Nuclear Arsenal on the Ashes of the Soviet Union - TIME

News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:56

TIME

How North Korea Built a Nuclear Arsenal on the Ashes of the Soviet Union
TIME
The latest North Korean breakthrough, the Hwasong-15 missile, was tested in November; experts believe it could be powerful enough to lob a nuclear warhead all the way to New York City. This feat of engineering, which only a few nations have ever ...

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The future of nuclear power? Think small - Los Angeles Times

News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:02

Los Angeles Times

The future of nuclear power? Think small
Los Angeles Times
Jose Reyes is chief technology officer at NuScale Power, an Oregon nuclear technology company that is close to licensing a new reactor design for commercial use. (Keith Schneider / Los Angeles Times). It's not quite Stagg Field, the University of ...

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Martian and Lunar Colonies To Be Powered By Nuclear Energy - Forbes

News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:01

Forbes

Martian and Lunar Colonies To Be Powered By Nuclear Energy
Forbes
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is developing a tiny nuclear reactor that is perfect for powering a colony on Mars or the Moon, fueling a large spacecraft to a distant star, or operating a mining operation in the asteroid belt ...

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Five facts that prove South Africa's nuclear power plan should die - Mail & Guardian

News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 06:15

Mail & Guardian

Five facts that prove South Africa's nuclear power plan should die
Mail & Guardian
Under the presidency of Jacob Zuma, South Africa has been trying to implement a massive new nuclear programme. The initiative stood against a growing body of evidence pointing to the fact that nuclear isn't needed, is too costly and is hard to finance ...

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Nuclear power giants' merger cleared - ecns

News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 05:59

Financial Tribune

Nuclear power giants' merger cleared
ecns
China's efforts to streamline and restructure its State-owned enterprises gained further momentum on Wednesday after the State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission cleared the proposed merger of China Nuclear Engineering and ...
Beijing Approves Restructuring of Nuclear Power FirmsFinancial Tribune
China Combines Two State-Owned Nuclear Firms Into PowerhouseCaixin Global
China Nuclear Energy Technology Parent To Merge With China National NuclearNikkei Asian Review

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Future of Davis-Besse nuclear power plant still hangs in balance - WTOL.com

News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 23:52

Future of Davis-Besse nuclear power plant still hangs in balance
WTOL.com
"We're hopeful that not only the state of Ohio but the federal government looks to try to come up with a an energy policy that gives credit for nuclear power and what it brings to the table. And how it fits into the total portfolio of energy and the ...

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China Combines Two State-Owned Nuclear Firms Into Powerhouse - Caixin Global

News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 22:04

Caixin Global

China Combines Two State-Owned Nuclear Firms Into Powerhouse
Caixin Global
China has given the green light for two of its largest nuclear-power firms to merge as it continues to consolidate state-owned enterprises to reduce overcapacity and improve operating efficiency. China's state-asset regulator on Wednesday approved the ...

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Beijing Approves Restructuring of Nuclear Power Firms - Financial Tribune

News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 20:33

Beijing Approves Restructuring of Nuclear Power Firms
Financial Tribune
C hina National Nuclear Corp, China's No. 2 nuclear power producer, will take over the country's top nuclear power plant builder to create a company worth almost $100 billion, the latest state-orchestrated marriage in the nation's vast power sector ...

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The Good and Bad of Nuclear Power - ThomasNet News (press release) (blog)

News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:13

The Good and Bad of Nuclear Power
ThomasNet News (press release) (blog)
Nuclear energy refers to the energy harnessed from nuclear fission reactions. Unlike a conventional power plant, which uses the combustion of fossil fuel (such as coal or natural gas) for heat generation, a nuclear power plant uses the heat generated ...

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Nuclear Power in Crisis: We Are Entering the Era of Nuclear Decommissioning - Energy Collective

News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:10

Energy Collective

Nuclear Power in Crisis: We Are Entering the Era of Nuclear Decommissioning
Energy Collective
Nuclear power is in crisis ‒ as even the most strident nuclear enthusiasts acknowledge ‒ and it is likely that a new era is fast emerging, writes Jim Green, editor of the Nuclear Monitor newsletter. After a growth spurt from the 1960s to the '90s, then ...

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Nuclear Power in Crisis: We Are Entering the Era of Nuclear Decommissioning - Energy Collective

News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:10

Energy Collective

Nuclear Power in Crisis: We Are Entering the Era of Nuclear Decommissioning
Energy Collective
Thus ‒ notwithstanding the low number of start-ups in 2017 ‒ the mini-renaissance that gathered steam in the three years before the Fukushima disaster probably has two or three years to run. Beyond that, it's near-impossible to see start-ups outpacing ...

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