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Builder projects 18-month delay for nuclear plant in Georgia


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.

Alstom to maintain Olkiluoto nuclear island equipment


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

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


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.

Heysham 1 nuclear reactor shut down for leak


EDF Energy shut down one of two reactors at the Heysham 1 nuclear power plant in the UK.

Iran bill would scrap nuclear deal over new sanctions


Iranian lawmakers have proposed a bill that would scrap a landmark 2013 interim nuclear agreement if new sanctions are imposed.

India nuke deals still thorny for US despite 'breakthrough'


India and America's declaration of a breakthrough in contentious nuclear energy cooperation has been met with a lukewarm response from industry and analysts.

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


One hundred U.S. nuclear power plants generated electricity at a capacity factor of 92 percent in 2014, according to statistics from the NEI.

GNF to provide nuclear fuel reloads to Cooper plant


Global Nuclear Fuel, a joint venture of GE, Hitachi and Toshiba, will continue to provide fuel reloads for the Cooper Nuclear Station in Nebraska.

Blizzard warnings drive up Northeast gas, power prices


Spot power and natural gas prices surged for the Northeast as that region prepared for a major winter storm on Jan. 26.

Regulators: Work environment improves at Palisades plant


The work environment has improved at Palisades Nuclear Plant in southwestern Michigan following concerns that drew attention last year, federal regulators said.

Hinkley Point B nuclear reactor taken offline for scheduled maintenance


One of two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point B in the UK was taken out of service for a £40 million ($60.1 million) maintenance outage.

Companies team on nuclear power plant prediction software development


Lloyd’s Register Consulting and the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) partnered to enhance prediction software to support the decision-making process for emergency response.

India, U.S. nuclear liability talks progressing


India and the U.S. are reportedly making progress in talks over India’s nuclear liability law.

State of energy generation is strong, trade group officials say


The day after President Obama delivered his State of the Union address, leaders of various energy industry sectors gathered in Washington, D.C. to say that the state of energy production is strong.

Developer has plans to preserve Westinghouse atom smasher


A developer has knocked over the Westinghouse atom smasher east of Pittsburgh but plans to preserve the structure no matter what happens to the property it was on.

Regional power operator gives briefing on state of grid


New England's power system is increasingly shifting from aging oil- and coal-fired plants and to natural gas that relies on pipelines experiencing bottlenecks that drive up prices, the region's electric grid operator said Wednesday.

Report looks at issues vexing gas, electric interaction


Power generators and the businesses that provide them natural gas are still figuring each other out, and a new white paper concludes that if differences between the two sectors aren't harmonized problems could arise.

Cavendish Nuclear continues work on EDF Energy gas-cooled reactors


Cavendish Nuclear, a subsidiary of Babcock International Group, signed two agreements to continue supporting EDF Energy’s operations of its nuclear power plants.

Dungeness B nuclear power plant can operate another decade


The Dungeness B nuclear power plant was granted a 10-year life extension, plant owner EDF Energy announced.

Two workers in fatal accidents at Fukushima nuclear plant


Two workers died in separate incidents at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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