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Utilities Nuclear Energy

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate on Monday confirmed the chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to another five-year term on the panel. The Senate confirmed her nomination, 88-9.. Svinicki worked at the Energy Department and as a Senate aide before joining the NRC.

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  • *Testing of Flamanville reactor cover insufficient- ASN. PARIS, June 26- The cover of the reactor vessel EDF is building in Flamanville, France, may not be able to function more than a few years unless the utility can do additional tests which so far it has not be able to, nuclear regulator ASN said in a report. The reputational damage could also add to concerns in...

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  • DOVER, Del.— A federal judge in Delaware has blocked a Utah- based nuclear waste disposal company from buying a Texas- based competitor. The judge on Wednesday ruled in favor of the U.S. Justice Department in an antitrust lawsuit aimed at blocking Salt Lake City- based EnergySolutions' planned $367 million acquisition of rival Waste Control Specialists, based in...

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  • ESTORIL, Portugal, June 21- Decommissioning nuclear plants in Europe and North America from 2020 threatens global plans to cut carbon emissions unless governments build new nuclear plants or expand the use of renewables, a top International Energy Agency official said. Nuclear is now the largest low-carbon power source in Europe and the United States, about...

  • Secretary of Energy Rick Perry

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry said the United States could suffer a Fukushima-style disaster if it does not deal with its nuclear waste.

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  • The Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant stands in Avila Beach, California.

    The White House sees nuclear power as "a very important part" of its energy strategy, Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry said.

  • *SSE chief says Hinkley Point will depend on Flamanville. ESTORIL, Portugal, June 19- The head of one of Britain's top utilities said on Monday that EDF's planned nuclear power station at Hinkley Point is likely to be the only one to go ahead in the UK. EDF is building the same type of European Pressurised Reactor in Flamanville, France as it plans for Hinkley Point, but...

  • South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks at the National Assembly on the government budget on June 12, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea.

    In South Korea, a pledge to scrap plans for new reactors marks an overhaul for country’s energy policy, Financial Times reports.

  • Incoming Energy Secretary Rick Perry (R) gives a double thumbs up during the Inaugural Parade for U.S. President Donald J. Trump January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Rick Perry, U.S. secretary of Energy, talks about the renaissance in America's energy industry, and investing in research and development.

  • SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea, one of the world's largest nuclear electricity producers, will scrap plans to add nuclear power plants, its president said Monday, signaling a shift in decades of reliance on nuclear energy. President Moon Jae- in said South Korea will move away from nuclear energy and will not seek to extend the life of existing plants.

  • SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea, one of the world's largest nuclear electricity producers, will scrap plans to build new nuclear power plants. President Moon Jae- in said Monday that South Korea will move away from the nuclear energy and will not seek to extend the life of existing nuclear plants. Last year a third of electricity in South Korea was produced from...

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  • *South Korea plans shift towards renewables, natural gas. SEOUL, June 16- South Korea's oldest nuclear reactor, the 40- year-old Kori No. 1, will halt operations at midnight on Sunday, becoming the country's first nuclear plant to close permanently amid plans for a shift towards natural gas and renewables. South Korea is the world's fifth-biggest consumer of...

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  • ANKARA, June 15- Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation won approval from Turkey's energy watchdog on Thursday to go ahead with building its $20 billion Akkuyu nuclear power plant in southern Turkey. Rosatom has sold several nuclear reactors to developing countries under a model by which Russia finances, builds and operates the nuclear plant and sells...

  • PARIS, June 15- French state-controlled utility EDF has been notified of a 24- hour strike starting on June 21, the company said on its website, but EDF did not say if the industrial action would cut French electricity output. EDF, which operates France's 58 nuclear reactors which provide more than 75 percent of its electricity needs, did not give any further...