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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. Delaware’s News Journal reported Friday: … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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: Builders’ schedule could delay completion of South Carolina nukes NEI used a less-specific headline: … Continue reading

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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. The Chronicle reported: Georgia Power … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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And another victory: Duke suspends plans for two new reactors at South Carolina plant

Reuters reported May 2: Duke Energy, the largest U.S. electric utility, said it notified regulators on Thursday that it will drop plans to build two new nuclear reactors in North Carolina due to slow growth in power demand. This announcement … Continue reading

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NRC blocks expansion of Texas nuke over ownership issue

The Dallas Morning News reported last Thursday: Plans to build two new reactors at the South Texas Project nuclear facility outside Bay City hit a road block Tuesday. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ruled that a partnership between NRG and … Continue reading

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