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Congress Directs DOE Study of Micro-Reac...

August 8, 2018 The National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress this week includes language directing the Secretary of Energy to develop a report on a pilot program for deploying micro-reactors at national security facilities. The Department of Energy (DOE) report identifies where micro-reactors could play a vital role in helping to harden and secure […]

Entergy to sell 2 nuke plants for decomm...

August 1, 2018 PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The owner of nuclear power plants slated for closure in Massachusetts and Michigan says it plans to sell the facilities after they are shut down. Entergy Corp. said Wednesday the transfer of ownership to Holtec International will speed up decommissioning of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, […]

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 […]

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 […]

NRC: $1.4 billion closing of Oyster Cree...

ByCatalina Jaramillo July 2, 2018 Oyster Creek was New Jersey’s first nuclear generation station, opened in 1967. It will shut down Sept. 17. (Emma Lee/WHYY) Although New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed a law to save three struggling nuclear plants in the state, that rescue plan doesn’t include Exelon’s Oyster Creek nuclear-generating station. The facility, the […]

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 […]

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 […]