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SCANA faces more allegations of misleading investors in nuclear power project's final years - Charleston Post Courier

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 16:38

Charleston Post Courier

SCANA faces more allegations of misleading investors in nuclear power project's final years
Charleston Post Courier
SCANA Corp. is facing another lawsuit from its shareholders accusing the company of staying quiet about problems with its nuclear project while its stock price soared. The latest lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court in Columbia, says executives at ...

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Trump Track: DOE Proposes FERC Action to Benefit Coal and Nuclear Power - Lexology

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 16:24

Trump Track: DOE Proposes FERC Action to Benefit Coal and Nuclear Power
Lexology
DOE explained in the NOPR that existing wholesale markets have failed to provide adequate compensation for “grid reliability and resiliency resources,” including coal-fired and nuclear generators. According to the NOPR, market changes are necessary to ...

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IAEA assesses safety commitments at nuclear power plant, UAE - Power Technology

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:46

IAEA assesses safety commitments at nuclear power plant, UAE
Power Technology
A 15-member team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has observed a number of good practices at a United Arab Emirates' (UAE) nuclear power plant located in Barakah, Abu Dhabi. The observations were made during a pre-operational ...

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French-backed Finnish nuclear plant delayed again - Financial Times

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 09:06

Financial Times

French-backed Finnish nuclear plant delayed again
Financial Times
A high-profile French-backed nuclear power plant in Finland has been delayed yet again, meaning it is likely to start production more than a decade late. Western Europe's first new nuclear power station for more than two decades will now start ...
Finland's 10-Year Wait for a Nuclear Reactor Just Got LongerBloomberg

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Korea Hydro & Nuclear gains European approval for reactor in boost for exports - Reuters

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 05:04

Yonhap News

Korea Hydro & Nuclear gains European approval for reactor in boost for exports
Reuters
SEOUL, Oct 9 (Reuters) - South Korea's state-run nuclear operator Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co Ltd (KHNP) said on Monday that modifications to its APR 1400 reactor design were approved by European utilities, allowing KHNP to expand its export ...
S. Korean reactor design gets European approvalYonhap News

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Rick Perry's vision of hot tub-sized nuclear power plants isn't so far-fetched - Washington Examiner

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 04:16

Washington Examiner

Rick Perry's vision of hot tub-sized nuclear power plants isn't so far-fetched
Washington Examiner
Energy Secretary Rick Perry has a vision for developing fully mobile, hot tub-sized nuclear power plants that could become the latest piece in the Energy Department's innovation and grid resiliency push. Perry brought up the idea while addressing a ...
Lake, Ottawa counties talk nuclear plants with Department of EnergyNews-Herald.com
Critics: Proposed energy rule is payback to ailing coal industry for supporting TrumpUSA TODAY
Why Rick Perry's proposed subsidies for coal fail Economics 101The Conversation US

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Kim Jong Un Boasts About North Korea's Nuclear Power - HuffPost

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 17:28

HuffPost

Kim Jong Un Boasts About North Korea's Nuclear Power
HuffPost
SEOUL, Oct 8 (Reuters) - North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un said his nuclear weapons were a “powerful deterrent” that guaranteed its sovereignty, state media reported on Sunday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said “only one thing will work” in ...

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Rising Costs Slow The Growth Of Nuclear Power - OilPrice.com

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 16:57

Rising Costs Slow The Growth Of Nuclear Power
OilPrice.com
Now estimated at £19.6 billion ($26 billion), it would be one of the most expensive structures ever built in the U.K. Last year, the British government pushed the financial risk onto French power generator and owner-to-be of the plant EDF Energy as ...

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NRA's nod for a Tepco nuclear plant restart - The Japan Times

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 07:36

NRA's nod for a Tepco nuclear plant restart
The Japan Times
The Nuclear Regulation Authority's effective go-ahead last week for restarting two reactors in Niigata Prefecture came just a few months after the departing NRA chief, Shunichi Tanaka, called Tokyo Electric Power Holdings Co. unfit to run a nuclear ...

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Kim Jong Un praises nuclear program, promotes sister to center of power - Reuters

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 05:03

Reuters

Kim Jong Un praises nuclear program, promotes sister to center of power
Reuters
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his nuclear weapons are a “powerful deterrent” which guarantee North Korea's sovereignty, state media reported on Sunday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said “only one thing will work” in ...
Seeing the North Korean Stalemate From the Other SideNew York Times
Memo to President Trump: Avoiding nuclear war is a good thingLos Angeles Times
Trump Scoffs At Diplomacy, Says 'Only One Thing Will Work' With North KoreaTPM
Marietta Times -Daily Pioneer
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CDP to challenge ruling coalition with anti-nuclear, no-tax hike pledges - The Japan Times

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 14:09

The Japan Times

CDP to challenge ruling coalition with anti-nuclear, no-tax hike pledges
The Japan Times
Its pledges oppose those of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party on key issues — a consumption tax increase from 8 percent to 10 percent in October 2019, reliance on nuclear power and amendment of the war-renouncing Article 9 of ...
Kibo's pledges lack responsibility for a party seeking to take powerThe Japan News
Shinzo Abe's high-risk gambleThe Hindu

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EXCLUSIVE: England's Russia World Cup base next to Chenobyl-like nuclear power plant - Daily Star

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 21:30

Daily Star

EXCLUSIVE: England's Russia World Cup base next to Chenobyl-like nuclear power plant
Daily Star
The power station is one of the biggest in Russia and consists of four nuclear reactors similar to the ones at Chernobyl, where an explosion in 1986 killed 31 people and affected an estimated 500,000 due to the radiation that spread across the region.

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How Did The South Texas Project Nuclear Power Plant Weather Harvey? - Texas Public Radio

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 20:06

Texas Public Radio

How Did The South Texas Project Nuclear Power Plant Weather Harvey?
Texas Public Radio
When Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast the South Texas Project nuclear power plant was put through its toughest weather test since going online in 1988. After the storm, questions are being asked about the decisions made and public safety.

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Hurricane Harvey And The South Texas Project Nuclear Power Plant - Texas Public Radio

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 19:55

Texas Public Radio

Hurricane Harvey And The South Texas Project Nuclear Power Plant
Texas Public Radio
When Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast the South Texas Project nuclear power plant was put through its toughest weather test since going online in 1988. After the storm questions are being asked about the decisions made and public safety.

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The head of the UN nuclear agency discusses Iran, North Korea and how nuclear power can fight climate change - Los Angeles Times

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 19:25

Los Angeles Times

The head of the UN nuclear agency discusses Iran, North Korea and how nuclear power can fight climate change
Los Angeles Times
The amount of carbon dioxide emissions that the use of nuclear energy can reduce — it's equivalent to the amount emitted by India or Russia. That is a huge amount. Thirty countries use nuclear power for the time being, and about 30 more are interested.
IAEA Says Nuclear Security In Germany Is StrongNuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)
UAE nuclear operator committed to safety, says IAEAWorld Nuclear News
IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Advisory Mission in GermanyInternational Atomic Energy Agency

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Rick Perry's plan to subsidize coal and nuclear plants does nothing to fix the US power grid - Los Angeles Times

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 11:00

Los Angeles Times

Rick Perry's plan to subsidize coal and nuclear plants does nothing to fix the US power grid
Los Angeles Times
Energy Secretary Rick Perry proposed a rule last week that would require electricity customers to subsidize coal and nuclear power plants that can demonstrate “fuel security,” which the rule defines as 90 days' worth of stockpiled fuel that could be ...
Oil And Gas Industry Attacks Perry's Plan for Saving Nuclear And CoalForbes
Behind the Backlash to Energy Secretary Rick Perry's Demand for Coal-Nuclear Market InterventionGreentech Media
US proposes to subsidise coal and nuclear power plants, calls them 'reliable'Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (blog)
Houston Chronicle -Fast Company -BOE Report (press release)
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St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant alarm system malfunctions, prompts concerns by residents - WPTV.com

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 08:14

WPTV.com

St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant alarm system malfunctions, prompts concerns by residents
WPTV.com
ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. - The alarm system at the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant malfunctioned Thursday night, prompting multiple calls to 911, said the Martin County Sheriff's Office Thursday evening. Officials said the St. Lucie County 911 system ...
St. Lucie Nuclear Plant alarm is malfunctioning, 911 dispatch inundatedWPEC

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Party of Hope pledges to halt tax hike, abandon nuclear power - Nikkei Asian Review

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 00:34

Yahoo Singapore News

Party of Hope pledges to halt tax hike, abandon nuclear power
Nikkei Asian Review
It also pledges to take the number of nuclear reactors in Japan to zero by 2030. According to a separate manifesto released Friday detailing the party's general policies, the party wants to enshrine the nuclear power ban in an amendment to the ...
Japan's Koike pins hopes on tax, nuclear to unseat AbeYahoo Singapore News
Tokyo Koike's new party vows to scrap over-reliance on fiscal, monetary stepsReuters
Tokyo governor's new party vows to scrap over-reliance on fiscal, monetary stepsChannel NewsAsia
Financial Times
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The Changing Face of Nuclear Power - MetalMiner

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:15

MetalMiner

The Changing Face of Nuclear Power
MetalMiner
But the story is an illustration of the blind alley in which nuclear power finds itself. The debate is one that is being (or will be) enacted in many other countries that rely on nuclear power as part of their energy mix. Eight years behind schedule ...

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Hurricane Irma nearly forced FPL to shut down St. Lucie Nuclear Plant; should it have? - TCPalm

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:17

TCPalm

Hurricane Irma nearly forced FPL to shut down St. Lucie Nuclear Plant; should it have?
TCPalm
Had winds from Hurricane Irma been just a few miles an hour faster, the St. Lucie Nuclear Plant would have been required to shut down its reactors to keep them from overheating in a power outage. Florida Power & Light, which owns the plant on ...
State Senator Says FPL Isn't Preparing Miami's Nuclear Plant for Sea-Level RiseMiami New Times

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