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  • Blog Post: Exelon Envisions State Support for Illinois Nuclear Plants

    In a call with analysts Thursday, Exelon suggested that the state of Illinois might compensate the company for the climate benefits and other advantages offered by three nuclear plants at risk of closure. Earlier this year, the company suggested the Clinton, Quad Cities and Byron plants are no longer...
  • Blog Post: Votes in House Back Yucca Mountain Waste Repository

    Long abandoned by the White House, the Yucca Mountain spent fuel repository project in Nevada still shows signs of support in Congress. The Republican-controlled House broadly defeated two measures to kill the project Thursday, The Hill newspaper reported. Both amendments to an appropriations bill were...
  • 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: Nuclear Power A New Addition To The W.Va. Energy Portfolio

    Governor adds nuclear power option to thre West Virginia energy portfolio - Edited by Mark McFadden - According to a report in the REGISTER-HERALD REPORTER, Nuclear power is back on the table as part of Gov. Joe Manchin’s energy portfolio. Prior to exiting a recent meeting of the Senate Finance...
  • Blog Post: EDF To Construct A Second EPR In France

    EDF will also involve industrial concerns, notably GDF-Suez - By April Murelio - The announcement by the French President confirming the construction of a second EPR run by EDF is excellent news for the company. EDF will also involve industrial concerns, notably GDF-Suez, in the construction of...
  • Blog Post: Iranian And Russian Engineers Test Bushehr Nuclear Plant

    Pilot operations at the 1,000-megawatt light-water reactor - By April Murelio - Iranian and Russian officials began a test run of Iran's first nuclear plant yesterday, after repeated delays in making the plant operational. An Iranian official said that the test run was done with computers and...
  • Blog Post: Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee: Let's Build 100 Nuclear Plants

    Senator points to French success with atomic power - By Linton Levy - According to Senator Lamar Alexander, the country should build 100 nuclear power plants, to help break its reliance on fossil fuels. "We say, find more American energy and use less--energy that is as clean as possible...
  • Blog Post: Prepared Remarks For Senator George V. Voinovich EPW Committee Hearing On NRC Commissioners Nominations

    It is no accident that we have seen dramatic improvements in both the safety records and reliability of the 104 operating reactors today compared to a decade ago - Edited by April Murelio - Thank You, Madame Chairman. Chairman Boxer, Ranking Member Inhofe, thank you for holding this hearing. I...
  • Blog Post: Norman Transcript: Nuclear Power Incentive Bill Clears House Committee

    Bill would consider tax changes "that would encourage construction of a nuclear power plant in Oklahoma - By Mark McFadden - According to a story in the Norman Transcript, a measure that could develop incentives to lure a nuclear power generator to Oklahoma cleared a legislative committee...
  • Blog Post: Russia-Ukraine Talks On Nuclear Fuel Supplies Near Completion

    Energoatom and TVEL currently discussing a short-term contract for supplies - By Linton Levy - According to the Ukrainian deputy fuel and energy minister, discussions on Russian nuclear fuel supplies to Ukrainian nuclear power plants in 2009 are nearing completion. Russia's state-run nuclear...
  • 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...