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  • Updated: 04/24/2014

    Nuclear Helps Exelon Achieve Emissions Goal

    Nuclear Helps Exelon Achieve Emissions Goal (World Nuclear News)   Uprates of its existing nuclear power reactors has helped Exelon meet its self-imposed greenhouse gas emissions target seven years earlier than planned. The utility has called on US...

  • Updated: 04/24/2014

    TEPCO Names Head of Organization in Charge of Fukushima Daiichi Cleanup

    TEPCO Names Head of Organization in Charge of Fukushima Daiichi Cleanup (Nuclear Engineering International)   Naohiro Masuda has been named leader of a new organization within TEPCO, the Fukushima Daiichi Decontamination & Decommissioning Engineering C...

  • Updated: 04/17/2014

    GE-Hitachi's ESBWR Design Could Receive Certification by September

    GE-Hitachi's ESBWR Design Could Receive Certification by September (StarNews Online)   The Nuclear Regulatory Commission now expects certification of GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy's most advanced reactor could come as early as September – three years after t...

  • Updated: 04/01/2014

    NRC Approves Transfer of Five Nuclear Power Reactor Operating Licenses from Constellation to Exelon

    NRC Approves Transfer of Five Nuclear Power Reactor Operating Licenses from Constellation to Exelon (NRC NEWS)   The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the proposed direct transfer of operating licenses from Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, LLC (...

  • Updated: 02/21/2014

    Rule Change in Spain Allows Garoña Plant to Seek License Renewal

    Rule Change in Spain Allows Garoña Plant to Seek License Renewal (World Nuclear News)   Spain's cabinet has approved a royal decree that allows recently shutdown nuclear power plants to apply for their operating permits to be renewed. The regulatory change could lead to th...

  • Updated: 12/22/2013

    Changing Energy Landscape May Save Plymouth Nuclear Plant

    Changing Energy Landscape May Save Plymouth Nuclear Plant (Boston Globe)   Perched on the eastern shore of this seaside community, the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is a sprawling complex of sand-colored buildings completed during Richard Nixon’s first t...

  • Updated: 12/06/2013

    Nuclear Power to Remain Japan's Key Energy Source

    Nuclear Power to Remain Japan's Key Energy Source (The Asahi Shimbun)   Nuclear energy will continue to be a key power source for Japan, according to the basic energy plan the central government intends to compile by the end of December. At a Dec. 6 new...

  • Updated: 11/14/2013

    Peers Agree: Taiwanese Nuclear Plants Pass Stress Tests

    Peers Agree: Taiwanese Nuclear Plants Pass Stress Tests (Power Magazine)   The European Commission announced last week that safety standards applied in Taiwanese nuclear power plants are generally high and comply with international state-of-the-art practic...

  • Updated: 10/30/2013

    Switzerland's Muehleberg Nuclear Plant to Shut Down in 2019

    Switzerland's Muehleberg Nuclear Plant to Shut Down in 2019 (Reuters)   Swiss power company BKW said it will shut down its Muehleberg nuclear plant in 2019, citing prohibitively high costs necessary to keep the 41-year-old site running. Nuclear energy has...

  • Updated: 07/30/2013

    Constellation Energy Nuclear Plants to Merge with Exelon

    Constellation Energy Nuclear Plants to Merge with Exelon (WSJ)   Exelon Corp. (EXC) and Electricite de France S.A. (EDF.FR) Tuesday said they will integrate Constellation Energy Nuclear Group's three commercial nuclear power plants in New York and Maryland ...

  • Updated: 07/29/2013

    Europe Starting to Feel Renewable Energy Challenges

    Europe Starting to Feel Renewable Energy Challenges (WSJ)   Europe has bet big on wind and solar energy, and many environmental advocates would like America to follow. Wind and solar have a role in the U.S. energy economy, but we would be wise to see the ca...

  • Updated: 06/19/2013

    Japan Adopts Nuclear Safety Standards, Readies to Screen Reactors for Restart

    Japan Adopts Nuclear Safety Standards, Readies to Screen Reactors for Restart (Power Magazine)   In a marked energy policy shift away from a complete nuclear phase-out, Japan’s Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) on Wednesday adopted new safety standards t...

  • Updated: 06/18/2013

    Electricity from New UK Nuclear Plant to be linked to Inflation

    Electricity from New UK Nuclear Plant to be linked to Inflation (WSJ)  The U.K. government has agreed that the guaranteed fixed price for electricity from a new nuclear power plant that Electricite de France SA (EDF.FR) wants to build would be fully linked to...

  • Updated: 05/14/2013

    Exelon CEO: Market Distortions Dragging Down Nuclear Plants

    Exelon CEO: Market Distortions Dragging Down Nuclear Plants (SNL)   Competitive electricity markets like PJM Interconnection LLC and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc. are being distorted by subsidies, blocking investments in nuclear power, b...

  • Updated: 03/14/2013

    Exelon Seeks More Uprates for U.S. Nuclear Fleet

    Exelon Seeks More Uprates for U.S. Nuclear Fleet (Reuters)   U.S. power company Exelon Corp, the nation's biggest nuclear operator, said modifications at its nuclear fleet, called uprates, could add more than 1,100 megawatts (MW) of carbon free energy by 2...