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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, April 6, 2017, a sticker is photographed on a helmet of an employee of Fessenheim's nuclear power plant opposing the closure, during a protest outside the EDF headquarters in Paris, France. A statement released Wednesday Feb. 19, 2020, that Fessenehim will close one of its reactors on upcoming Saturday, as the first phase of a shut-down at the plant.  Sticker on helmet reads,

France to shut down oldest nuclear complex by end of June

Feb. 19, 2020 7:27 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Wednesday that the Fessenheim nuclear reactor, on the border with Germany, will be shut down at the end of June, with one of its reactors to be closed this weekend. A statement on Wednesday called the decision “the first phase” of...

FILE - This Nov. 29, 2018, file photo shows the Transient Test Reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory about 50 miles west of Idaho Falls, in eastern Idaho. The director of the Idaho National Laboratory says the U.S. Department of Energy and Idaho will need another supplemental agreement involving spent nuclear fuel so the lab can continue its mission past 2035. Mark Peters on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, told lawmakers on the House Environment, Energy and Technology Committee that the 1995 agreement between the Energy Department and Idaho could stop nuclear research. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler, File)

Idaho nuclear lab needs 2035 deadline extended for research

Feb. 6, 2020 7:00 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The director of the Idaho National Laboratory said Thursday that the U.S. Department of Energy and Idaho will have to reach another supplemental agreement so the nuclear research lab can continue its mission past 2035. Mark Peters on Thursday told lawmakers on the House Environment,...

FILE - In this May 11, 2015 file photo, nuclear waste is stored in underground containers at the Idaho National Laboratory near Idaho Falls, Idaho. A nuclear test reactor in Idaho that develops fuel for the nation's fleet of nuclear-powered warships among other tasks will remain operating. Republican Gov. Brad Little and Republican Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced a deal Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, involving the Energy Department's Advanced Test Reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler, File)

Idaho, Energy Department ink deal on reactor's nuclear waste

Feb. 4, 2020 6:14 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The future is clearer for a test reactor in Idaho that develops fuel for the nation's fleet of nuclear-powered warships following an agreement signed Tuesday. Republican Gov. Brad Little and Republican Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced the deal involving the Energy Department's...

US energy secretary: Brazil showing commitment on climate

Feb. 2, 2020 10:35 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette said Sunday the far-right government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is demonstrating its commitment to the fight against climate change by promoting nuclear energy. Bolsonaro, a climate skeptic, has been criticized internationally for...

2nd nuclear reactor being studied for eastern Washington

Feb. 2, 2020 10:02 AM EST

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Energy Northwest is considering whether there is a need and regional interest for adding a small modular nuclear reactor system near the Tri-Cities. Energy Northwest already operates the only commercial nuclear power reactor in the Northwest, Columbia Generating Station near...

Miami recommits to reducing emissions by 2050

Jan. 25, 2020 3:01 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — With sea level rise already lapping at its door, the city of Miami made its first significant commitment to address the root cause of climate change, not just the symptoms. The city government plans to go carbon neutral by 2050, a pledge that will change everything from what city employees...

Arizona Public Service chairman and CEO Jeff Guldner poses for a portrait Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Phoenix. Arizona's largest electric utility announced that it plans to switch to 100% carbon-neutral power generation by 2050, with a goal in 10 years of hitting the 65% mark. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona's biggest utility vows all clean power by 2050

Jan. 22, 2020 6:33 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's largest electric utility said Wednesday that it plans to switch to 100% carbon-neutral power generation by 2050, a sharp turnaround from a company that spent tens of millions of dollars two years ago to fight a ballot measure requiring it to use renewable sources. The move by...

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz arrives for a joint press conference with Prime Ministers of the V4 after their meeting at the National Museum in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Austria against use of EU funding to support nuclear energy

Jan. 16, 2020 9:13 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told his counterparts from four central European countries on Thursday that Austria is not ready to accept European Union funding of their nuclear energy projects. After meeting the prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia in...