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Report: Nuclear waste repository design meets NRC requirements after shutdown

10/16/2014

The latest evaluation of a geologic nuclear waste repository in Nevada says the proposed design meets limits or standards set by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Rhode Island Governor signs renewables energy legislation

10/16/2014

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed renewable energy legislation, Affordable Clean Energy Security Act, that includes provisions to advance regional development.

Some states fear ‘2020 cliff’ under EPA Clean Power Plan

10/15/2014

While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan seeks to have states cut power sector CO2 emissions 30% by 2030, most reductions must be realized well before then, officials from Michigan and Kentucky said Oct. 14.

French gov’t to oust EDF CEO, proposes predecessor

10/15/2014

The French government said it is looking to name a new chief executive of the majority state-owned power utility Electricité de France (EDF).

Baran sworn in as newest NRC commissioner

10/15/2014

Jeff Baran was sworn in as a commissioner for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Oct. 14.

Georgia lawmakers consider new power plant rules

10/14/2014

Georgia lawmakers heard contrasting views Thursday on how the state could meet proposed rules limiting carbon emissions from power plants.

California PUC works out compromise on San Onofre costs

10/13/2014

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Oct. 9 issued a Proposed Decision for commissioner consideration that would approve a settlement that provides consumer refunds and credits of about $1.3bn due to the premature shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station following a steam generator tube leak in January 2012.

Russia’s Kola 4 nuclear reactor receives 25-year life extension

10/13/2014

Russia’s Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Oversight approved a life extension for a nuclear power reactor at the 1,760-MW Kola Nuclear Power Plant.

SCE seeks 63 MW of rooftop solar from IPPs

10/10/2014

Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched a Request for Offers (RFO), seeking up to 63-MW of solar power from independent power producers (IPP) as part of its Solar Photovoltaic Program (SPVP).

EPA grants GHG permit for natural gas-fired expansion project in Texas

10/10/2014

A greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit was awarded for a $200 million gas-fired power expansion project in Texas.

South Korean town votes no to nuclear plant

10/10/2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Voters in a South Korean city rejected a nuclear power plant in a referendum that the government says has no legal effect.

France votes to be less nuclear-reliant

10/10/2014

French lawmakers have voted to make their country a little less heavily dependent on nuclear energy.

Wolf Creek nuclear plant granted extension for generator repairs

10/09/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted an extension to a Kansas nuclear power plant to potentially avoid a shutdown.

Fluor to retrofit AEP coal-fired power plant in Oklahoma

10/09/2014

Fluor Corp. (NYSE: FLR) was contracted to provide emissions control retrofits at American Electric Power (AEP, NYSE: AEP)’s Northeastern power station in Oklahoma.

South Korean town to put nuclear plan to vote

10/08/2014

Fighting plans to build a nuclear power plant, a South Korean fishing village is holding a referendum Thursday, even though the government has warned the vote is illegal.

Differing reactions to the Hinkley Point C subsidy approval

10/08/2014

The European Commission (EC) approved hotly contested subsidies between the UK government and EDF Group to build a new nuclear reactor at the Hinkley Point plant.

Colorado Senate candidates clash on energy

10/07/2014

Democratic Sen. Mark Udall says a carbon tax is needed and that the federal health care overhaul has helped Colorado.

Nuclear Power is Booming in Asia

10/06/2014

The story of nuclear power in Asia overall is one of consistency and growth for the first decades of the 21st Century.

Westinghouse in talks to supply nuclear fuel to Ukraine power plants

10/06/2014

Westinghouse Electric Co. is in talks with the Ukraine to supply nuclear fuel for power generation from 2015 to help cut Ukraine's dependence on Russia.

Smoke Alarms and Insurance Policies

10/06/2014

What do fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and insurance policies have in common?