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Report: Nuclear waste repository design meets NRC requirements after shutdown


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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