Nuclear

  • Gov. Nikki Haley's visit to the Savannah River Site's MOX facility reaffirmed her belief that the state of South Carolina is getting a raw deal in the federal government's push to freeze funding for construction of the facility.
  • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission published the following proposed rule in the Federal Register: Revise and Integrate All Safety and Environmental Regulations Related to Spent Fuel Storage and Disposal.
  • Nuclear plants across the country were required last month to submit seismic hazard re-evaluations to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, part of the agency's post-Fukushima directives.
  • While complimenting the efforts of the Obama administration to allocate funds for nuclear energy research and development, the American Nuclear Society (ANS) called for federal leadership in emerging nuclear technologies.
  • China is quickening its approvals for nuclear energy and will launch projects in coastal areas to ensure energy security and economic growth, according to the State Energy Commission.
  • Savannah River Site officials said the Site has never received the full amount of money it has requested for environmental management work.
  • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will increase its level of oversight at the Ginna nuclear power plant following the finalization of a "white" (low to moderate safety significance) inspection finding for the facility.
  • After hearing arguments Wednesday, the S.C. Supreme Court now will decide whether SCE&G is responsible for a $278 million cost increase at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant or if the utility can pass part of that tab along to ratepayers.
  • South Carolina's Attorney General is seeking a quick resolution in the state's lawsuit against the Department of Energy over the Savannah River Site's MOX facility.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Support Coincides with National Showing of Pandora's Promise

    Nov 05, 2013 | Ken Silverstein

    More than likely, those high-profile scientists and environmentalists supporting nuclear energy will not persuade their colleagues to change camps -- especially after the Fukushima accident. But they may soften the opposition just enough to allow a few more plants to get built in this country. That’s a start, the scholars say. But will it be enough to avert what they say will be the worst effects of climate change?