Latest Nuclear power generation News

Work on UK nuclear power plant halted over financing impasse

Jan. 17, 2019 6:49 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Work on a major new nuclear power station in Britain was suspended after the developer, Japan's Hitachi, said Thursday it had been unable to agree on financing with the U.K. government. Hitachi said Thursday that it was halting work already underway on the Horizon Project, located in Wylfa,...

Judge denies expedited hearing on sale of Bellefonte plant

Jan. 5, 2019 2:39 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has turned down a request for an expedited hearing on the Tennessee Valley Authority's decision not to sell its unfinished Bellefonte nuclear power plant to a developer. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports TVA was given more time to respond to developer...

Connecticut taps nuclear plants to generate clean energy

Dec. 28, 2018 3:18 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nuclear power plants in Connecticut and New Hampshire made the list of electricity producers selected Friday to generate the clean energy needed to help meet Connecticut's goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Department Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert...

Idaho lab protects US infrastructure from cyber attacks

Dec. 24, 2018 12:22 PM EST

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — It's called the "Dark Side" because the 50 workers there prefer to keep the lights low so they can dim the brightness on their computer screens. Or maybe it's because of what they do in cyber research and development. Questions about exactly what goes on at the heart of one of the...

Russia shuts down Soviet-built nuclear reactor

Dec. 22, 2018 6:24 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russia's nuclear power company says a Soviet-built nuclear reactor has been taken out of operation after 45 years of service. The state-controlled Rosatom corporation said Saturday that Reactor No. 1 at the Leningrad nuclear power plant has been shut down as planned. It said...

End of an era: Germany closes its last black coal mine

Dec. 21, 2018 1:21 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Straining to hold back tears, their once-white helmets and overalls smeared with dust, seven miners in Germany stepped out of a metal cage Friday bearing the last piece of black coal hauled up from 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) below. The ceremony marked the end of an industry that laid the...

Idaho test reactor is pivotal in US nuclear power strategy

Dec. 15, 2018 11:11 AM EST

IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY, Idaho (AP) — A nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power industry with safer fuel designs and a new generation of power plants. The reactor at the...

The Latest: Ex-VP Gore thinks Trump may help climate cause

Dec. 12, 2018 3:16 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore says he thinks President Donald Trump's stance on global warming may actually advance the cause of tackling climate change. Gore has spent years raising awareness...

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts Tennessee; felt in Atlanta

Dec. 12, 2018 12:25 PM EST

DECATUR, Tenn. (AP) — An earthquake that struck eastern Tennessee early Wednesday could be felt as far away as Atlanta, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The light earthquake occurred about 4:15 a.m., and was centered about 7 miles (about 10 kilometers) northeast of Decatur. About 15 minutes later, a 3.3...

Republicans push through controversial Trump energy nominee

Dec. 6, 2018 3:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee for a federal energy board despite a video that shows the nominee saying renewable energy "screws up" the nation's electrical grid. The Republican-controlled Senate approved Bernard McNamee's nomination to the Federal Energy...