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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.

Alstom to maintain Olkiluoto nuclear island equipment

01/30/2015

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

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.

Heysham 1 nuclear reactor shut down for leak

01/28/2015

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

01/28/2015

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'

01/27/2015

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

01/26/2015

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

01/26/2015

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

01/26/2015

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

01/23/2015

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

01/23/2015

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

01/23/2015

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

01/22/2015

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

01/22/2015

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

01/21/2015

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

01/21/2015

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

01/21/2015

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

01/20/2015

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

01/20/2015

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

01/20/2015

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

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