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Exelon looking to extend operations at the La Salle nuclear plant

You might remember when the nuclear plant in La Salle County was being built. The plant’s two units began producing power in 1984 and if Exelon Generation has its way, it will be running in 2040. 52 more words

The utility pushback against clean energy accelerates

We have been saying for months that the nuclear and coal industries are on the ropes–that’s true and grows more evident daily. But on the ropes doesn’t mean dead, and, as we have been warning for months, large, wealthy industries like these don’t go down easily. 1,883 more words

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Exelon To Fund More Study Of Conowingo Dam

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Department of the Environment says Exelon Corp. will pay up to $3.5 million to fund more study of the Conowingo power dam’s effects on Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay water quality. 109 more words


Apple and iPhones Surging Again

Sarang Ahuja’s latest post:

There was an interesting article in Business Insider today by Jay Yarow called “How Apple Becomes a $1 Trillion Company.” The whole article is interesting, but what I particularly want to focus on is his analysis of where Apple is now compared to where it was in the middle of 2013. 281 more words

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Some real Turkey Week turkeys

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the U.S., what better time to take a look at some of the real turkeys in the nuclear power business? 1,376 more words


Exelon's effort to extend Ginna takes new turn

Exelon has successfully convinced the New York Public Service Commission to take its side on the fate of the Ginna reactor–so far. The PSC ordered Rochester Gas & Electric, which had been buying power from the reactor, to engage in a new round of negotiations to continue purchasing its electricity–at least for the next four years or so. 884 more words


Nuclear Matters moves further from reality

The very creation by Exelon of Nuclear Matters, an astroturf group devoted to keeping existing nuclear reactors operating at any cost, was a sign of the desperation that characterizes much of the nuclear power industry today, especially those utilities that bet the most on nuclear power several years back and are now faced with the reality that their bets were a fool’s hand. 1,539 more words

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