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Hypocrisy alert: Exelon has nuclear and wind power plants, opposes extension of wind tax credits and asks for new nuclear subsidies

Background: Exelon operates a total of seventeen nuclear reactors in the United States. The company is also the nation’s 11th largest producer of wind energy. But it looks as if Exelon prefers its nuclear toys. 505 more words

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Update: More details on construction delays at South Carolina nuke

Earlier today, I told you about the delay in construction of the new units at the V. C. Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina. Later, I found this South Carolina’s Post and Courier, giving further details into why the project is falling behind: 155 more words

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Another misleading headline: 'Revised schedule' instead of 'delay' for South Carolina nuke

Today, the Nuclear Energy Institute posted a link to a Platts news service story on its NEI SmartBrief page. But, rather than using the Platts headline: 258 more words

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BRICS Developments, July 23rd, 2014

The Importance of BRICS Bank Is Slowly Sinking In

After a spate of articles trashing the BRICS proposed New Development Bank that appeared in the western press, some pundits have now begun to acknowledge the importance of setting up the bank and trying to figure out why the BRICS chose to do it. 1,877 more words

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Puff piece on Vogtle expansion ingores possible quality assurance issues

This morning, the Nuclear Energy Institue, which is the de facto Pep Squad for the nuclear industry, carried an item on its NEI SmartBrief from the Atlanta Business Chronicle on the expansion of Georgia’s Vogtle nuclear power plant. 234 more words

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Update: Comanche Peak expansion suspended

I wrote on Monday that the attempt to expand Texas’ Comanche Peak nuclear power plant was in trouble due to an unexpected shutdown of Unit 2 during testing, a negative safety report from the Government Accountability Office and a looming bankruptcy deadline. 402 more words

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Only with nuclear in the mix can we quit fossil dependence

Britain’s nuclear renaissance took a vital step forward on 21st October. The first new power station to be built since Sizewell was completed in 1995. The real day to celebrate will be in ten years when low carbon electricity equivalent to 7% of the UK supply starts generating. 1,207 more words