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Dominion generated 50% of electricity from carbon-free sources


Dominion (NYSE: D) said that half of its electricity output in 2013 came from nuclear and renewable energy sources.

Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant may shut down Dec. 29


Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR) said it has set a close date for the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

Westinghouse hopeful it will reach nuclear power plant deal in Bulgaria


Westinghouse said it remains “optimistic” about reaching a nuclear deal in Bulgaria despite a delay in the government making a decision.

Nuclear plant automation contract awarded for UK power plants


Thales was awarded a 10-year, £30 million ($37.9 million) contract to support computerized control system services at all but two EDF Energy’s UK nuclear power plants.

Rosatom signs MOU to build floating nuclear power plants with China


Rusatom Overseas, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, said it signed a memorandum of understanding to build floating nuclear power plants with China’s CNNC New Energy.

Vogtle nuclear Unit 1 automatically shuts down


Unit 1 at Plant Vogtle in Georgia automatically shut down July 27th during testing.

Hitachi-GE nuclear reactor gains initial approval for UK project


Plans for a nuclear reactor at the Wylfa nuclear power plant in Anglesey have been provisionally approved.

Candu reactors headed for nuclear power plant in Romania


Candu Energy Inc. signed a binding and exclusive cooperation agreement with China Nuclear Power Engineering Co. Ltd. (CNPEC) to build two CANDU 6 nuclear reactors at the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant in Romania.

Southern Co. aims to build more nuclear reactors


Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) said it hopes to announce plans for even more new nuclear reactors.

NRC lifts order at uranium conversion facility


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has lifted a confirmatory order at the Honeywell Metropolis Works facility in Illinois.

S. Africa plans new nuclear reactors after 2020


South Africa expects to have operational nuclear power plants after the year 2020.

Kudankulam nuclear Unit 2 expected to be commissioned soon


The second 1,000-MW unit at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in India is expected to be commissioned soon.

Columbia nuclear power plant sets generation record


The 1,170-MW Columbia Generating Station in Washington state generated a record 9.7 million megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity during the fiscal year that ended June 30.

Company to provide radiography services to Southern nuclear fleet


Mistras Group Inc. (NYSE: MG) was awarded a multi-year contract to provide fleet radiography services to Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO).

Nuclear power plants reducing output due to warm water


Two nuclear power plants in Sweden have had to cut output due to warm temperatures in Scandinavia.

Summer nuclear power plant automatically trips offline


The single-unit V.C. Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina tripped back offline July 22 due to low steam generator level.

NRC issues confirmatory order to Entergy Nuclear


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a confirmatory order to Entergy Nuclear (NYSE: ETR) in regards to corrective actions taken at the Palisades nuclear power plant in Michigan.

Egypt plans tender for first nuclear power plant


Egypt said it plans to hold a tender by the end of 2014 for its first nuclear power plant.

India’s nuclear capacity to triple by 2024, officials say


Nuclear capacity in India is expected to almost triple to 17,080-MW by 2024.

Fast-breeder nuclear reactors set for Russian power plant by 2030


Russia’s Beloyarsk Nuclear Power Plant is set to be home to three fast-breeder nuclear reactors by 2030.

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