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Video: Floating nuclear power plants could withstand natural disasters


A team of MIT engineers are revealing plans for ocean-based nuclear power plants.

China purchases Westinghouse nuclear reactors for $24B


China is in the process of completing several contracts for eight Westinghouse Electric Co. nuclear reactors, for a total of $24 billion.

Millstone 2 nuclear plant gets regulatory approval to draw warmer water from Long Island Sound


Connecticut's nuclear power plant won permission to use warmer water from Long Island Sound for cooling at one of its two units in Waterford, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Monday.

MidAmerican to supply wind power to Google data center


MidAmerican Energy Co. will supply power needs for Google Inc.'s new data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Fermi 2 nuclear plant corrects security lapse


Federal inspectors say a now-corrected security lapse could have allowed unauthorized access to a protected area at DTE Energy's Fermi 2 nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan.

Power generators to reveal earnings after polar vortex


Over the next few weeks, power companies will roll out their first set of quarterly earnings reports following the completion of the harsh winter punctuated by the so-called ‘polar vortex' in January.

NRG Energy, Chevron approved by FERC for power plant swap


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 22 approved the sale by NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) of stakes in several power plants now co-owned by affiliates of oil producer Chevron (NYSE: CVX).

Google, SunPower to finance residential solar power projects


Google Inc. and SunPower Corp. announced a new financing program that will provide approximately $250 million for residential solar lease projects.

SunEdison secures financing for solar projects in Canada


Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. will provide construction financing for SunEdison's (NYSE:SUNE) two solar power plants to be built in Ontario, Canada.

Natural gas combined-cycle power plant to be built in West Virginia


A 549-MW natural gas combined-cycle power plant will be built on a 37-acre site in Marshall County, W.Va with construction planned to begin in mid-2015.

Duke Energy President updates plans for coal ash sites


Duke Energy's North Carolina State President, Paul Newton, spoke before the N.C. Joint Environmental Review Commission (ERC) on the company's response to the Feb. 2 Dan River coal ash spill and its plans to address its coal ash sites across the state.

Longest serving EPA admin joins Nuclear Matters


Carol M. Browner, former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator and former director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy has joined Nuclear Matters’ Leadership Council.

Oklahoma Governor signs Executive Order to promote solar, wind growth


Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed an Executive Order to promote the growth of distributed solar and wind in the state.

AEP plans continuing investments in transmission


American Electric Power is planning to invest around $4 billion in capital per year from 2014 through 2016 while prioritizing transmission, AEP CEO Nicholas Akins told company shareholders at an annual meeting Tuesday.

DP&L appeals order on divestiture of coal-fired capacity


Dayton Power & Light has filed an appeal to a March order by the Ohio Public Utilities Commission requiring the utility to hasten its divestiture of around 3,400 MW of mostly coal-fired capacity, according to a report from Platts.

S.C. Supreme Court hears arguments for V.C. Summer nuclear plant cost increase


The S.C. Supreme Court will decide if South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) is responsible for a $278 million cost increase at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant or if the utility can recoup those costs from ratepayers.

Dominion: More than 1 million tons of waste coal recycled at Virginia power plant


Dominion Virginia Power’s Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center has recycled nearly 1.1 million tons of waste coal since beginning operation in July 2012, Dominion announced Tuesday.

Video: McCrory proposes new coal ash plan after spill


North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Wednesday called for new regulation of coal ash ponds in the state following the failure of a pond at Duke Energy's Eden plant in February that sent millions of gallons of toxic ash as far as 70 miles down the Dan River.

SunPower Solar Power Systems to install panels at California school districts


Hall District Elementary School, Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) and SunPower Corp. are planning to install of 1.2-MW of high efficiency solar power systems at five district schools in California.

SunEdison announces new president of Europe, Africa And Latin America


SunEdison Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a provider of solar energy services, appointed Jose Perez as president of SunEdison Europe, Africa and Latin America; replacing Pancho Perez.


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