Nuclear power

December 21, 2017 - 12:33 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia Public Service meeting about construction of new nuclear generators at a power plant (all times local): 12:25 p.m. An environmental group is slamming the decision to allow construction of a multi-billion-dollar nuclear plant to continue in east Georgia...
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This Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 photo provided by the Idaho National Laboratory shows the Idaho National Laboratory Transient Reactor Test Facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The U.S. Department of Energy says the facility at the Idaho National Laboratory began operating Tuesday for the first time since it went on standby status in 1994. (Chris Morgan/Idaho National Laboratory via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 6:37 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have restarted an eastern Idaho nuclear fuel testing facility amid efforts to boost the nation's nuclear power generating capacity and possibly reduce concerns about nuclear power safety. The U.S. Department of Energy said the facility at the Idaho National...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, arrives to attend the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks in Bonn, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. World leaders arrive at the global climate talks in Germany on Wednesday to give the negotiations a boost going into the final stretch. (Henning Kaiser/dpa via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 11:50 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a veteran of global efforts to curb climate change, disappointed environmental campaigners Wednesday by refusing to lay down a deadline for ending her country's use of coal. Green groups and developing countries had called on Merkel to use...
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A globe and a Ferris Wheel stand in the forest near Bonn, Germany, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. The UN Climate Conference takes place in Bonn, Germany till Nov. 17, 2017. (Rainer Jensen/dpa via AP)
November 13, 2017 - 5:09 pm
BONN, Germany (AP) — Protesters drowned out speeches by White House advisers and business representatives Monday at an event the U.S. government sponsored at the U.N. climate talks in Germany promoting the use of fossil fuels and nuclear energy. About 200 protesters stood up 10 minutes into the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017 file photo, a passenger airplane flies behind steam and white smoke emitted from a coal-fired power plant in Beijing. On Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, scientists projected that global carbon pollution has risen in 2017 after three straight years when the heat-trapping gas didn’t go up at all. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
November 13, 2017 - 1:12 pm
BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on climate talks taking place in Germany (all times local): 7 p.m. About 200 protesters have disrupted a U.S. government-hosted event on coal and nuclear energy at the U.N. climate talks in Germany. The mostly young protesters stood up 10 minutes into the event in...
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November 03, 2017 - 2:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The energy industry has winners and losers in the new House GOP tax bill. Losers are the electric car industry and producers of wind power and other clean energy. Winners include oil and gas and the nuclear power industry, which would see tax breaks preserved. The bill's release...
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August 12, 2017 - 10:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawsuit accuses a South Carolina power company of negligence in charging its customers more than $1 billion to build nuclear reactors that have now been abandoned. The lawsuit obtained by The Associated Press was filed late Friday afternoon in Richland County against South...
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FILe - In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, a cap for a containment building for the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station is shown near Jenkinsville, S.C., during a media tour of the facility. South Carolina’s utilities are abandoning two partly-built nuclear reactors. And they want permission to charge customers another $5 billion to cover their costs. An environmentalist says that money could have gone to renewable energy. Others say nuclear is key to cooling the planet and won’t exist if the federal government doesn’t finance it. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
August 05, 2017 - 6:45 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A decade ago, utilities were persuading politicians around the country to let them spend big to go nuclear. Expanding nuclear energy capacity was a sure bet, they said: Natural gas prices were rising, energy needs skyrocketing, and the federal government was poised to cripple...
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August 05, 2017 - 9:26 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A decade ago, utilities were persuading politicians around the country to let them spend big to go nuclear. It was a sure bet, they said, since natural gas was expensive, electricity demand was skyrocketing and the government was poised to cripple fossil-fuel plants. State...
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FILE - This April 9, 2012 file photo shows construction well underway for two new nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville, S.C. South Carolina's state-owned public utility has voted to stop construction on two billion-dollar nuclear reactors. The reactors were set to be among the first new nuclear reactors built in the U.S. in decades, but the vote by Santee Cooper’s board on Monday, July 31, 2017 likely ends their future. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)
August 01, 2017 - 3:36 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A utility will brief South Carolina regulators Tuesday on its plans to end construction of two nuclear reactors that customers have already paid billions to build. The state Public Service Commission will hear from executives with SCANA, the parent company of South Carolina...
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