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Silent But Deadly

By: Jessica Reed • July 16, 2018 Electricity generation supplied by natural gas-fired power plants has increased from 30% of US electricity generation in the summer of 2014 to a forecasted 37% this summer, according to the US Energy Information Administration. The amount of electricity generation coming from coal, on the other hand, will fall […]

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U.S. Department of Energy Provides Nearl...

July 11, 2018 U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry today announced today the Department of Energy (DOE) has selected nine domestic projects to receive nearly $20 million in funding for cost-shared research and development for advanced nuclear technologies. These awards are through the Office of Nuclear Energy’s (NE) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear […]

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President Trump directed Secretary of En...

By Gavin Bade @GavinBade Published June 1, 2018 President Trump directed Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to stop the closure of coal and nuclear plants, pushed offline by cheaper electricity from natural gas and renewables. The president on Friday told Perry to “prepare immediate steps” to stop the plants from retiring, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders […]

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New Jersey passes $300 million nuclear p...

04/13/2018 By Mike Catalini, Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey New Jersey’s Democrat-led Legislature on Thursday passed a $300-million-a-year financial bailout for the state’s nuclear industry, one that could raise the bills of utility ratepayers by $41 a year if approved by Gov. Phil Murphy. The measure passed the Assembly and Senate after […]

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FirstEnergy unit that runs power plants ...

By John Seewer, Associated Press AKRON, Ohio — Apr 1, 2018, 7:49 PM ET A subsidiary that runs FirstEnergy Corp.’s nuclear and coal-fired power plants has filed for bankruptcy after the utility said earlier that it planned to close its three nuclear plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The move announced by FirstEnergy Solutions late Saturday […]

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Carbon emissions rise again along with g...

03/22/2018 By Editors of Electric Light & Power/ POWERGRID International Worldwide demand for energy climbed by 2.1 percent in 2017, which is a rate more than twice the previous year’s, according to the International Energy Agency. This demand growth is due to a strengthening global economy, according to an IEA release. Oil and gas, along […]

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