NEI: U.S. nuclear power plants operated at record capacity factor in 2014

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One hundred U.S. nuclear power plants generated electricity at a capacity factor of just under 92 percent in 2014, according to statistics from the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI).

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Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) said it will stop burning coal at three of its coal-fired power plants.

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Dynegy Inc. announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has requested additional information to process and approve the company’s acquisition of Duke Energ's Midwest Generation assets and retail business, and EquiPower Resources and Brayton Point Holdings assets.

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NCC Report: DOE must develop stronger policy to foster adequate carbon capture and storage

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Effective April 1, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) will take over the business in thermal power systems targeting Japanese industrial applications.

Builder projects 18-month delay for nuclear plant in Georgia

01/30/2015

Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) said the firms building its new nuclear power plant in Georgia estimate the project will be delayed 18 months, potentially costing the power company $720 million in new charges, company officials said Thursday.

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01/30/2015

Alstom was awarded a five-year contract to maintain equipment at the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in Finland.

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01/29/2015

The NRC published two more volumes of its safety evaluation on a geologic high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.

American wind power rebounds in 2014, but stable policy still needed

01/29/2015

The fourth quarter 2014 wind energy industry report released yesterday by the American Wind Energy Association(AWEA) shows that the U.S. wind industry rebounded last year.

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Taishan nuclear reactor completion delayed a year

01/29/2015

EDF says the first of two nuclear reactors under construction at a Chinese power project will be completed by the end of 2015.

Maine Senate confirms Public Utilities Commission nominee

01/29/2015

The Maine Senate has confirmed Republican Gov. Paul LePage's pick for the Public Utilities Commission.

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01/29/2015

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ended January 24, 2015.

Hawaii energy executives tell lawmakers plans for takeover

01/29/2015

An official at NextEra Energy told Hawaii lawmakers that his company does not plan to lay off staff if it acquires Hawaiian Electric.

Dominion seeks rate freeze against opposition on many fronts

01/29/2015

Virginia's biggest electric utility wants to weaken state oversight of its rates, saying the move will help protect its customers from possible steep increases in their electric bills brought on by federal efforts to curb carbon emissions.

GE to supply turbines for wind power project in China

01/29/2015

GE (NYSE: GE) will supply 55 units of its 2.75-120 brilliant wind turbines to Huaneng Corp.’s 151-MW Huaneng Dali Longquan wind project, located in the Yunnan province of China.

Company to supply doors to Chernobyl nuclear plant site

01/29/2015

Groupe Gorge, through its subsidiary, Baumert, won a new order to supply technical doors to the Chernobyl 4 nuclear power plant in the Ukraine.

Siemens to maintain California natural gas-fired power plant

01/29/2015

Siemens (NYSE: SI) was awarded a long-term service agreement for the 507-MW Blythe Energy Center, a natural gas-fired power plant in California.

Nuclear capacity must increase to 930 GW by 2050, report says

01/29/2015

The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) jointly released a roadmap saying nuclear needs to more than double by 2050 in order to slow the rise in global temperature.

FirstEnergy announces several leadership changes

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FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) announced several leadership changes in its utility business, effective February 1.

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