Category: Nuclear

France agrees to buy 20% stake in Alstom

The final obstacle to GE’s $17 billion takeover of Alstom’s power division was overcome Sunday after the French government agreed to terms with the French engineering company’s main shareholder.  More »

Nuclear regulators ‘overwhelmed’ as China races to launch world’s most powerful reactor

China is moving quickly to become the first country to operate the world’s most powerful atomic reactor even as France’s nuclear regulator says communication and cooperation on safety measures with its Chinese counterparts are lacking.  More »

Fee to build phantom nuke waste site ends

Something could be missing from your next electric bill: a fee that electric customers have been paying for 31 years to fund a federal nuclear waste site that doesn’t exist.  More »

Former Energy Secretary James Schlesinger dies

Schlesinger, who died Thursday at the age of 85, built an impressive national-security resume under Republican presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and served as the nation’s first energy secretary under Democratic President Jimmy Carter during the energy crisis of the late 1970s.  More »

Greenpeace activists occupy French nuclear plant

Police have surrounded a nuclear plant in eastern France after more than 60 Greenpeace activists occupied it Tuesday to protest the nation’s reliance on atomic power.  More »

California vies to replace closed nuke plant power

More than two years after the San Onofre nuclear power plant stopped production, California is looking to fill the gap left in its energy grid by the plant that provided enough electricity for 1.4 million homes.  More »

Energy chief says ‘all of the above’ means nuclear too

As he touted the Obama administration’s “all-of-the-above” energy strategy on Wednesday, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz put money behind the notion, signing off on $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees to support construction of the first new U.S. nuclear power plant to be built in three decades.  More »

Energy Department expected to OK nuclear plant loan

The Vogtle nuclear plant is now under construction in eastern Georgia.  More »

Nuclear fusion project takes key step in lab test

However, the amount of energy they got out of their experimental apparatus was minuscule compared to what they put into it.  More »

Japanese government to pay more for Fukushima cleanup

Japan’s government announced Friday that it will increase the amount of money it is providing to the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to step up cleanup and decommissioning efforts.  More »

Top US nuclear regulator urges storage solution

The United States’ top nuclear regulator said Friday that atomic energy users, including Japan, must figure out how to ultimately store radioactive waste.  More »

Report: Iran needs more nuclear power plants

Iran’s nuclear chief said Sunday that the Islamic Republic needs more nuclear power plants, the country’s official news agency reported, just after it struck a deal regarding its contested nuclear program with world powers.  More »
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