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Shaw Areva requests construction extension for MOX fuel facility


The Shaw Areva MOX Services consortium asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for an extension to complete construction of the mixed oxide fuel fabrication facility in South Carolina.

NRC: Most U.S. nuclear power plants operating at top level


A majority of the 100 operating U.S. nuclear reactors are operating in the two highest performance categories, according to assessments from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

FutureGen project approved to sequester carbon underground


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved permits that will allow FutureGen Industrial Alliance Inc. to inject carbon dioxide underground in Illinois.

Japan official echoes nuclear plants will restart if safety standards met


Japan’s trade minister reiterated that the government will begin to restart nuclear power plants that pass the nation’s safety standards, according to Reuters.

Siemens to supply combined cycle technology to South Korea power plant


Siemens (NYSE: SI) has received a contract, from GS Engineering & Construction Corp. (GS E&C), to deliver the power island for the 902-MW Dangjin 4 combined cycle power plant in Dangjin-City, Chungchong Nam-do Province, South Korea.

Fmr. NRC Commissioner Magwood begins position at Nuclear Energy Agency


William D. Magwood IV has started in his new position as the director-general of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency.

DOE settles used nuclear fuel storage lawsuit for $23.5mn


Energy Northwest (EN) won a $23.5 million settlement from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the construction and licensing of a used nuclear fuel storage area at the Columbia Generating Station in Washington.

NRC says no safety issues to impede nuclear power plant license renewal


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said there are no technical issues to stop the license renewal for the Callaway nuclear power plant in Missouri.

Kudankulam nuclear unit may begin commercial operations next month


The Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) expects to begin commercial operations of the first unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in September.

Duke Energy applies for hydropower license


Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has filed an application for a license for the Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project in South Carolina, with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Wylfa 1 nuclear life extension decision expected in September


Britain’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is expected to decide next month on a life extension for the 490-MW Wylfa 1 nuclear plant.

NRC finalizes spent nuclear fuel storage rule, lifts licensing suspensions


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) finalized a used fuel storage rule and will lift the suspension of final licensing actions on nuclear power plant licenses and renewals once the rule become effective.

Hearings planned after call for nuke-plant closure


A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

Greenwood Energy, ILIOSS invest $500M for solar in Mexico


Greenwood Energy and ILIOSS will invest $500 million to develop more than 250-MW of new solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Mexico by 2017 based on the Mexican Energy Reform.

NRC approves nuclear power uprate for Peach Bottom power plant


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved a request from Exelon (NYSE: EXC) to perform an uprate project on units 2 and 3 at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania.

Supreme Court sides with Mississippi Power on emissions control regulations


The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Mississippi Power in the Mississippi Department of Revenue v. Mississippi Power Co., No. 2013-CA-01234-SCT.

Finavera Wind Energy to purchase residential solar sales company for $6mn


Finavera Wind Energy Inc. (TSX-V: FVR) signed an agreement to acquire the entire equity of Solar Alliance of America Inc. for $6 million.

Calpine to buy gas-fired power plant from Exelon for $530mn


Uncertainty perhaps the only sure thing about EPA Clean Power Plan


Nearly three months after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its Clean Power Plan, electric utilities and many states are still trying to grasp the proposal to cut carbon emissions 30% by 2030.

Energy secretary pushes for nuclear power


U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz championed the use of nuclear power and urged politicians and leaders in the energy industry to adapt and modernize energy production to help minimize the fallout from global warming.