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Japan OKs plan to push clean energy, nuclear to cut carbon

Oct. 22, 2021 02:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan adopted a new energy policy on Friday that promotes nuclear and renewables as sources of clean energy to achieve the country’s pledge of reaching carbon neutrality in 2050. The new basic energy plan, adopted by the Cabinet just in time for the...

US to give nuclear waste plant in Idaho another try

Oct. 21, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Problems plaguing a nuclear waste treatment plant in eastern Idaho appear to be solved, U.S. officials said Thursday, and converting high-level liquid waste into safer, more easily managed solid material could start early next year. Joel Case of the...

Australia, UK defend AUKUS pact, say fears overhyped

Oct. 21, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Australia and Britain on Thursday defended their nuclear submarine deal with the U.S. amid concerns it could escalate tensions in the region and spark an arms race. U.K. Minister for Armed Forces James Heappey said there “has been a lot...

Japan PM says Fukushima wastewater release can't be delayed

Oct. 17, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's new prime minister on Sunday said the planned mass disposal of wastewater stored at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant cannot be delayed, despite concerns from local residents. Speaking at his first visit to the facility since taking...

$224M Georgia Power rate hike likely for nuclear plant

Oct. 14, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Power Co. customers are likely to pay another $224 million a year for the first of two nuclear reactors near Augusta. The company says the proposal would raise bills for a typical residential customer by about 3%, or $3.78 a month on a bill of...

France's $35B innovation plan includes nuclear reactor funds

Oct. 12, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday unveiled a 5-year, 30 billion-euro ($35 billion) investment plan for developing innovative technology and industrial activity, including building small nuclear reactors, electric cars and greener airplanes. The...

1st executive to head to prison in doomed nuclear project

Oct. 11, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A former utility executive who lied to ratepayers and regulators costing billions of dollars after he found out a pair of nuclear reactors being built in South Carolina were hopelessly behind schedule will soon be heading to prison for two years. ...

Ex-CEO who oversaw doomed nuclear project sentenced

Oct. 07, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A utility executive who repeatedly lied to keep investors pumping money into South Carolina's $9 billion nuclear reactor debacle will spend two years in prison for fraud, a federal judge decided on Thursday. Former SCANA Corp. CEO Kevin Marsh...

NC greenhouse gas bill nears final approval with Senate vote

Oct. 06, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An energy bill negotiated by legislators and Gov. Roy Cooper that aims in part to meet the governor's greenhouse gas emission reduction goals for North Carolina received decisive Senate approval on Wednesday. The measure,...

Former exec readies for 2 years in prison in nuclear debacle

Oct. 05, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An executive who spent billions of dollars on two South Carolina nuclear plants that never generated a watt of power, lying and deceiving regulators about their progress, is ready to go to prison. Former SCANA Corp. CEO Kevin Marsh has agreed with...