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Press Release: SCE&G Completes First Nuclear Concrete Placement
Just received the following from SCE&G : SCE&G Completes First Nuclear Concrete Placement CAYCE, S.C., March 11, 2013—South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), principal subsidiary of SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG), completed on March 11, 2013, placement of the nuclear island basemat...
Mon, Mar 11 2013
Mo. Governor, State Leaders Signal Continued Support For Potential Small Reactor Project
Vying for federal funds to support a potential small reactor demonstration project in the state, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) joined more than 20 business leaders, utility executives and state politicians Monday to reinforce his support for the project. Speaking from the University of Missouri campus...
Tue, Jul 24 2012
Photos From NEA 2012
As promised, we've got additional content from NEA 2012 that I wanted to share with you before we started the Holiday weekend. NEI's Anna Gomez was our go to person behind the lens for the entire show, and we're in the midst of compiling photos and writing cutlines for our NEA 2012 Flickr...
Fri, May 25 2012
Support Grows for Small Reactor Partnership in Missouri
Ameren Missouri and Westinghouse Electric Co. last week revealed a new partnership to compete for federal funds to develop and license a small reactor at the Callaway nuclear plant site in Missouri. The joint collaboration has the potential to open the doors for nuclear energy to play a more prominent...
Tue, Apr 24 2012
Governor May Announce Plans for New Nuclear Reactor in Missouri
From the Associated Press : Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and energy officials are to announce plans Thursday that could include the development of another nuclear reactor in the state. The Democratic governor's office called the plans significant for energy development and economic growth in Missouri...
Thu, Apr 19 2012
On Vogtle: Reaction and News Coverage
The importance of the license granted (or virtually so, as we’ll see) to Southern Co. to build two reactors on it Georgia Plant Vogtle site is quite real – I noticed that the New York Times and Washington Post put on their first pages that it might happen today. That’s anticipation for you. Well, it...
Thu, Feb 9 2012
The Gift that Will Keep On Giving
2012 promises to be an extremely consequential year for American nuclear energy. In the grand tradition of sneak previews, the first news to hit made 2011: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday approved the amended design for the Westinghouse AP1000, a reactor that several power companies intend...
Fri, Dec 23 2011
In Attack on AP-1000, Anti-Nuke Gundersen Hits a New Low
Late last week, anti-nuclear gadfly Arne Gundersen took to the Web to attack the safety of Westinghouse's AP-1000 nuclear reactor . It's all part of a larger effort by anti-nuclear activists to delay the certification of the reactor design by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission . NEI's Tom...
Fri, Nov 18 2011
SCANA’s Analyst Day - “New nuclear continues to be the low cost alternative for customers”
Yesterday, SCANA held an Analyst Day that mostly talked about the construction of the two nuclear units at their Summer station. Here’s the link to the 164 page slide deck (18 mega-byte pdf). Below are a few noteworthy slides. The first slide to mention is “Why Nuclear?” If you look at the chart at the...
Fri, Jun 17 2011
A Visit from China
The state visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao to these shores last week proved to be quite consequential in the nuclear sphere: The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China that paves the way...
Wed, Jan 19 2011
35th Carnival of Nuclear Energy – Bullish Views, Big Perspectives and Burgeoning Economies
This week is the 35th week the nuclear carnival has been going on and our fourth time hosting. Always staying up with the latest technology disruptions, Brian Wang at Next Big Future reported on an important research breakthrough on fusion . From the press release: The [UK] researchers used large scale...
Fri, Jan 14 2011
A Roundtable, A Voice and Death
Interesting roundtable discussion over at Penn Central. Participants include John Herron, president, CEO and chief nuclear officer of Entergy Nuclear; Mark Marano, Areva senior vice president of U.S. new build operations; Danny Roderick, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's senior vice president for new plant...
Mon, Oct 25 2010
Candris, Scots, and Carbon Friendly Flowers
Shall we see what’s doing in the world of nuclear energy? Aris Candris, the CEO of Westinghouse makes the case in the Wall Street Journal: Nuclear energy … must play a larger role in our effort to become and remain energy independent, and to reduce carbon emissions. The growth of nuclear power will also...
Tue, Nov 10 2009
First Concrete Pour of Westinghouse's AP1000 Completed at China's Sanmen Nuclear Site
From Westinghouse : Westinghouse Electric Company, its consortium partner The Shaw Group Inc. , China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) and Sanmen Nuclear Power Company of China National Nuclear Corporation today announced the successful completion, on schedule, of the first pour...
Mon, Apr 20 2009
First U.S. Nuclear Components Facility to Be Built in Louisiana
The economic ripples of the nuclear renaissance become a bit more tidal today as Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal announced a joint venture between Westinghouse and the Shaw Group to build the first module fabrication and assembly facility in the U.S.focused on constructing components for new and modified...
Thu, Aug 28 2008
Westinghouse in the Press
Local news reporter straight out of central casting ( Jon Delano ) aside, a nice piece about Westinghouse ran on Pittsburgh's KDKA last night. (Video is available here .) With orders for six new plants in the U.S. and four in China,the folks at Westinghouse have sure been busy. ...read more
Thu, May 29 2008
Everything Old Is New Again: Westinghouse Steps Forward
For a lot of folks, Westinghouse is a name associated with the washing machines, TV sets and vacuum machines that graced their suburban tract homes growing up. Even at the time, though, the brand seemed a little old-fashioned, something with the ordure of musty velour. But Westinghouse was then...
Fri, May 9 2008
Georgia Power and Westinghouse Sign First EPC Contract in Over 30 Years
From Georgia Power (subsidiary of Southern Co. ): Georgia Power, acting for itself and for Plant Vogtle's co-owners (Oglethorpe Power, Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia [MEAG Power], and Dalton Utilities), entered into an Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract (EPC) with a consortium...
Wed, Apr 9 2008
Toshiba and Westinghouse Expanding in the U.S.
More signs of a nuclear resurgence. From Toshiba : The new company, Toshiba America Nuclear Energy Corporation, started operation this month, with the primary mission of marketing and promoting advanced boiling water (ABWR) nuclear power plants and providing support for related services. As this business...
Tue, Mar 11 2008
Eskom Seeks Bids for New South African Reactors
Eskom has invited AREVA and Westinghouse to submit bids . ...read more
Mon, Jan 14 2008
Kazatomprom Takes 10% Stake in Westinghouse
Details from the BBC . ...read more
Mon, Aug 13 2007
Toshiba in Talks With Kazatomprom on Westinghouse
Details from .http://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gif ...read more
Tue, Jul 10 2007
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