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Dry cask nuclear spent fuel storage facility in Maryland granted license extension

10/23/2014

A dry-cask spent fuel storage facility at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Maryland was given a 40-year license renewal from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Fukushima Flex dome completed at Dominion nuclear power plant

10/23/2014

The first of three storage facilities were completed for Dominion Generation (NYSE: D) at the North Anna nuclear power plant in Virginia.

U.S. CO2 emissions drop in past five of eight years, EIA says

10/23/2014

Emissions reductions in the electric power sector lead a decline in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in five of the past eight years, according to analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Michigan electric co-op planning natural gas-fired power plant

10/23/2014

Wolverine Power Cooperative announced plans to develop the Alpine natural gas-fueled power plant in Michigan.

Areva installs two spent nuclear fuel pool level systems in Spain

10/22/2014

Areva installed two spent fuel pool level instrumentation (SFPLI) systems at a nuclear power plant in Spain.

Allison Macfarlane is leaving the U.S. NRC

10/21/2014

Allison Macfarlane, chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), announced she is stepping down from her post effective January 1.

NRC increases oversight at Millstone nuclear Unit 3

10/21/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) increased its level of oversight at the Millstone Unit 3 nuclear plant in Connecticut after the commission finalized a “white,” or low to moderate safety significance, inspection at the plant.

Japan’s trade minister says he will continue with nuclear restarts

10/21/2014

Japan’s newly appointed Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry says he will continue with restarting nuclear reactors in the country that are deemed safe.

EPA gathering information on proposed power plant rules

10/21/2014

As the Dec. 1 deadline for the comment period on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan approaches, the agency continues to gather information on the proposal, Sarah Dunham, director, Office of Atmospheric Programs with the EPA said on Oct. 14.

NRC returns Browns Ferry nuclear units to normal oversight

10/20/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) returned all three units at the Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in Alabama to normal levels of inspection and oversight for the first time in four years.

UPDATE: NRC renews operating licenses of Limerick nuclear power units

10/20/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) renewed the operating licenses of units 1 and 2 at the Limerick Generating Station in Pennsylvania for an additional 20 years.

Flood issues at Arkansas Nuclear One given “yellow” rating by NRC

10/20/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) rated as yellow, or of substantial safety significance, two flood protection violations at a nuclear power plant owned by Entergy (NYSE: ETR).

Dominion could spend $6bn on CO2 compliance in Virginia

10/20/2014

Staff at the Virginia agency charged with regulating electric utilities has found plenty to dislike in a federal plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

A Look Back: The 2013 Projects of the Year Award Winners

10/20/2014

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.