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  • Blog Post: Condemnation of Russia Becomes Point of Contention in Czech Nuclear Plant Bids

    Conflicting comments from leaders in the Czech Republic suggest that the political consequences from Russia's occupation of the Crimean Peninsula could reach into the market for new reactors. Amid European and American leaders' calls for sanctions against Russia, the Prague Post reported Monday...
  • Blog Post: Climate Scientists Call for More Nuclear Power

    In an open letter published over the weekend, four prominent climate scientists appealed to policy makers and environmental groups to abandon their opposition to nuclear power. Rising global energy demand coupled with a desire to cut carbon emissions has raised a rift in the modern environmental movement...
  • Blog Post: China Posturing To Grow Nuclear Power Capacity 70 GWe By 2020

    Chinese capacity targets set to grow 70 GWe By 2020 according to reports by state media: Revision needs State Council approval - By Linton Levy - The latest figure of 70 GWe for 2020 was reported in the English-language China Daily and also in the Chinese-language 21st Century Business Herald,...
  • Blog Post: Steven CHU: Nuclear and coal an 'important part' of power mix

    Chu giives energy policy forecast testimony to Senate Committee - By Linton Levy - According to a McClatchy Newspapers report, Energy-Secretary-Designate Steven Chu told a Senate Committee that the incoming administration would have an increased commitment to alternative energy sources like solar...
  • Blog Post: Alexander: A Blueprint for 100 New Nuclear Plants in 20 years

    Republican United States Senators offer a low-cost plan for clean energy based upon these four steps - Edited by Stephen Heiser - Our country is at a critical point in its economic and energy history. Today’s recession is the most severe in decades. Unemployment nears ten percent. We have...
  • Blog Post: NRC Chief Allison Macfarlane Sworn in for Second Term

    Allison Macfarlane began her second term as chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Monday after a delayed confirmation vote in the Senate last week. California Sen. Barbara Boxer had prevented the confirmation from moving forward, pending the receipt of documents related to the recently closed...
  • Blog Post: JINSA Encourages Full Implementation Of U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation

    Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) calls on Obama Administration - Stephen Heiser - The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) today called on the Obama Administration to strengthen the critically important U.S.-India relationship, citing the strategic importance...
  • Blog Post: Reuters: Kuwait To Help Fund Nuclear Fuel Bank

    Kuwait pledges $10Million advance payment for atomic fuel bank plan - By Jack Bryar - According to a Reuters report, a Kuwaiti offer has pledged funding for an international nuclear fuel bank. The bank will need over $150 million. Kuwait's action clears the way for a plan to be drawn up by...
  • Blog Post: Obama Climate Plan Reiterates Support for Nuclear Power, SMR Development

    Nuclear power remains a key component of the Obama administration's strategy for reducing U.S. carbon emissions, with the administration's support for the technology evident in a climate action plan released Tuesday. In a speech announcing the plan, the president made an early reference to Generation...
  • Blog Post: Governor Rendell Says PA Stimulating Nuclear Energy, Alternative Energy, Tech Growth, And New Jobs With Latest Investment

    Bulk of funding to spur new advancements in next generation energy technologies - By Stephen Heiser - Governor Edward G. Rendell stressed the importance of supporting promising new Pennsylvania companies today as he announced recent state investments that will advance nuclear technologies, cutting...
  • Blog Post: FPL: Nuclear Power Meets Clean Power Criteria

    Unable to define green energy, Florida PSC hands issue to Florida lawmakers - By Jack Bryar - According to a report in the Palm Beach Post, Florida's PSC has crafted their vision of Florida's green energy future without really defining green energy. Months of intense lobbying and public...
  • Blog Post: Exelon Applauds House For “Bold, Decisive Action” On Waxman-Markey Legislation

    Energy company a longtime supporter of economy-wide cap-and-trade legislation - By April Murelio - Exelon has praised the U.S. House of Representatives for its passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) sponsored by Chairman Henry A. Waxman of the Energy and Commerce Committee...
  • Blog Post: Japan Elects New Lower House of Parliament More Supportive of Nuclear Power

    Parliamentary support for anti-nuclear-power policies has eroded in Japan following last weekend's election. While the new government's nuclear policies are not yet defined, the Liberal Democratic Party that took control of the lower house in a vote Sunday has been supportive of the industry...
  • Blog Post: Greenpeace Protesters Scale Cooling Tower in Spain

    M ore than a dozen Greenpeace protestors scaled a cooling tower in Spain Tuesday, breaching security and creating an emergency alert at one of the country's six nuclear power plants. With a Spanish regulatory agency considering whether to extend the plant's operating permit in the coming...
  • Blog Post: USEC Applauds Supreme Court Decision

    LEU under enrichment services contracts are subject to U.S. trade law - By Linton Levy - USEC Inc. welcomes a unanimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that imports of low enriched uranium (LEU) under enrichment services (or SWU) contracts are subject to U.S. trade law. “Today’s...
  • Blog Post: IBD: How To Spur A Nuclear Revival In The United States

    By BERNARD L. WEINSTEIN Several years ago, much was heard about a "nuclear renaissance" in America. After a nearly 30-year hiatus, the prospects of growing demand for electric power, likely caps on greenhouse gas emissions and sizable federal loan guarantees led the nation's utilities...
  • Blog Post: Iran Plans To Start First Stage Of Bushehr Power Plant This Summer

    Iran and Russia, after reaching an agreement on nuclear cooperation in 1992, signed a contract in January 1995 to finish the construction of the plant - By Linton Levy - Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has announced that the first stage of the operation of Bushehr power plant would...
  • Blog Post: Oklahoma Legislators Considering Nuclear Power

    Nuclear energy will be discussed at upcoming session - By April Murelio - According to the AP, Oklahoma state legislators including House Speaker Chris Benge are openly discussing the potential use of nuclear power in Oklahoma. Nuclear-energy proponents think that their ideas will gain some traction...
  • Blog Post: Splitting Hairs And Atoms With RB: TMI - Facts Not Fears

    30 years since TMI and there still isn't much going on, go figure - By Randy Brich - Facts, Not Fear Saturday is the 30th anniversary of the worst commercial nuclear power plant accident in the United States and the antinuclear activists are not about to let anyone forget it. Activists...
  • Blog Post: Senator Lamar Alexander: “Nuclear Power Is the Most Reliable and Useful Source of Green Electricity Today”

    Says Nuclear Is “Regaining Credentials as the Best Thing that Could Have Happened to the Environment to Provide Low-Cost, Reliable, Clean Energy” - Edited by Stephen Heiser - U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, delivered a speech this...
  • Blog Post: Kentucky Moves Towards Repealing Nuclear Moratorium

    Senate Bill 13 would repeal law requiring permanent federal storage - Edited by April Murelio - According to a report by The Heartland Institute, the Kentucky Senate has approved a bill to end a moratorium on new nuclear power facilities in the state. Senate Bill 13 would repeal a law requiring...
  • Blog Post: Fire At Oyster Creek Overblown By Mainstream Media, Again

    While most news outlets tried to paint a picture of epic disaster, the truth was really not that exciting - By Stephen Heiser – Typically when headlines read “Fire at Nuclear Power Plant,” it turns out to be something other than a reactor, a containment vessel, or anything else...
  • Blog Post: Bloomberg: German State Calls For Nuclear Power Extension

    German wind- power provider recommends extending the use of nuclear power - By April Murelio - According to a report by Bloomberg, Germany’s largest producer of wind- power, the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein, should extend the use of its three nuclear power plants, a government minister...
  • Blog Post: Luminant Issues Statement Regarding Thriving Texas Power Market

    Texas electric company responds to proposed power legislation - By Stephen Heiser - Texas lawmakers Republican Rep. Jim Keffer and Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis have proposed bills that would shake up the Texas wholesale and retail markets. One of the lawmakers' proposals would prevent a company...
  • Blog Post: IAEA Hosts Talks On Supplying Fuel For Iranian Research Reactor

    The participants chose the IAEA as the venue of their talks since the Agency has been requested by Iran to facilitate talks with possible suppliers of nuclear fuel for the reactor as part of the Agency´s statutory functions - By April Murelio - The IAEA is hosting a meeting of representatives...