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Environmentalists oppose more life for California nuke plant

May. 17, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of environmental and anti-nuclear organizations expressed opposition Tuesday to any attempt to extend the life of California’s last operating nuclear power plant, challenging suggestions that its electricity is needed to meet potential future shortages in the nation's...

Duke Energy offers CO2 cut options for NC by 2030, '32, '34

May. 16, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

RALEIGH. N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp.'s electricity-generating subsidiaries for North Carolina told regulators on Monday how they can comply with a new state law demanding significant greenhouse gas reductions by the end of the decade. The document filings with the North Carolina...

Company agrees to further tests of nuke plant's wastewater

May. 11, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The company dismantling a former nuclear power plant along Cape Cod Bay won't release radioactive water into the bay unless tests confirm local marine life won't be harmed, U.S. Sen. Ed Markey's office said Wednesday. The Massachusetts Democrat held a hearing...

Georgia nuclear plant's cost now forecast to top $30 billion

May. 08, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A nuclear power plant being built in Georgia is now projected to cost its owners more than $30 billion. A financial report from one of the owners on Friday clearly pushed the cost of Plant Vogtle near Augusta past that milestone, bringing its total cost to $30.34...

California prepares for energy shortfalls in hot, dry summer

May. 06, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California likely will have an energy shortfall equivalent to what it takes to power about 1.3 million homes when use is at its peak during the hot and dry summer months, state officials said Friday. Threats from drought, extreme heat and wildfires, plus...

A longer life for Diablo Canyon? Newsom touts nuke extension

Apr. 29, 2022 20:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Facing possible electricity shortages, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday raised the possibility that the state’s sole remaining nuclear power plant might continue operating beyond a planned closing by 2025, an idea that could revive a decades-old fight over earthquake...

Connecticut lawmakers set 2040 goal for carbon-free grid

Apr. 29, 2022 01:23 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers voted Thursday to officially set a target of 2040 for having a carbon-free electricity supply, despite skepticism about whether the state can meet that goal and whether ratepayers can afford the cost. The legislation, which codifies an...

Purdue, Duke Energy exploring small nuclear plant for campus

Apr. 27, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University and Duke Energy plan to jointly explore the feasibility of using advanced nuclear energy to meet the campus's long-term energy needs and reduce its carbon footprint, they announced Wednesday. Purdue and Duke intend to study power...

Gov. Whitmer wants federal aid to keep nuclear plant open

Apr. 20, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

Michigan's Democratic governor wants a nuclear power plant on Lake Michigan to stay open and she's asking the federal government to pay for it. But the owner of the Palisades Power Plant says it's too late — the plant will be shut down in May as scheduled. The Biden...

Gov. Evers releases Wisconsin's first clean energy plan

Apr. 20, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has released Wisconsin's first clean energy plan, a proposal that he said would lower energy bills, fight climate change by investing in clean energy technologies and possibly create up to 40,000 jobs. The plan is a blueprint for meeting the...