Nuclear

  • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release: Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials have scheduled an open house for April 24 to provide information on the agency's assessment of the two operating units at the Vogtle nuclear plant during 2013.
  • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold an April 24 open house in Rock Hill, S.C., on the Catawba nuclear power plant.
  • Westinghouse Electric Company is deeply disappointed in the decision by CEZ, a.s. to cancel the Temelín tender in the very final stages of the process.
  • Ontario is building partnerships with China's nuclear power sector to create jobs at home. A delegation of Ontario nuclear organizations begins its official program in China today, meeting with officials from Chinese government agencies and nuclear research, design and manufacturing organizations.
  • The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station could be affected by earthquakes from as far away as 400 miles, according to the most recent seismic data, but owners say the plant can safely withstand the tremors based on its recent re-evaluation.
  • Westinghouse Electric Company and the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine (NNEGC Energoatom) today agreed to a contract extension for fuel deliveries to Ukrainian nuclear power plants through 2020.
  • A lawyer from the S.C. Attorney General's office said discussions from Department of Energy officials concerning the Savannah River Site's MOX facility are ambiguous, or seem to have double meanings.
  • Westinghouse Electric CEO Daniel L. Roderick might be the company's best weapon in its lawsuit against Duke Energy over the cancellation of the Levy County nuclear project.
  • The PPL Susquehanna Steam nuclear power plant has one more hurdle to overcome before it can go back to normal oversight by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
  • Management at the nuclear power plant near Berwick explained on Wednesday what's being done to address problems with one of its reactors that led to increased scrutiny from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
  • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled an open house for April 16 to discuss the agency's 2013 annual assessment of the Hatch nuclear power plant with the public.
  • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release: Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials in King of Prussia, Pa., have selected Garrett A. Newman as the new resident inspector at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, N.Y.
  • When Hamad Al Kaabi set off for last week's meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, a place 8,000 kilometres away is likely to have dominated his thoughts – Fukushima.
  • Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
    Apr 03, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Savannah River Nuclear Solutions is responsible for the management and operations of the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, including the Savannah River National Laboratory, located near Aiken, South Carolina.

  • Duke Energy's View of Generation and Transmission

    LynnGood
    Apr 13, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Duke Energy is committed to maintaining a diverse portfolio of generation assets and adequate transmission as it prepares for the futures. Lynn Good, the company’s president and chief executive officer, discussed these nuts and bolts issues recently with EnergyBiz.

  • Implications for America
  • A Challenged Future

    Jim Robo
    Dec 29, 2013 | Martin Rosenberg

    NextEra Energy is carefully planning the future of its nuclear assets, like other utilities. What are the prospects for the long-heralded nuclear renaissance? We discussed these issues recently with Jim Robo, president and CEO of NextEra Energy.

  • Dec 01, 2013 | Harry Valentine

    The cost of further, prolonged armed conflict across the Middle East would be unproductive. Given the US$5-trillion estimated of the Iraq involvement, it would cost far less to assist Iran to convert their proposed nuclear-electric program from uranium to thorium fuel that would produce far less toxic waste that would be quite unsuitable for use in an explosive device.

  • Smitherman says Texas has Generation Diversity

    Nov 17, 2013 | Martin Rosenberg

    Population is growing in Texas. And extreme weather in the form of hurricanes is a given. Yet the state has developed an energy market and programs that deal effectively as challenges arise. Barry Smitherman, chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas, recently discussed these and related issues.

  • Nov 06, 2013 | Ken Silverstein

    When four of the most prominent climate scientists emerged this week and said that nuclear energy was a must-have fuel to combat global warming, the message caught their biggest fans off-guard. Indeed, the green groups are saying that the four know a lot about science but not that much about nuclear power.