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Swedish utility mulls building new small nuclear reactors

Jun. 28, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish power utility Vattenfall said Tuesday it is considering building at least two new small nuclear reactors to deal with a projected rise in electricity consumption over the coming decades. Sweden initially had aimed to phase out nuclear power...

US, French companies to supply fuel to Czech nuclear plant

Jun. 28, 2022 05:20 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic has signed deals with Westinghouse Electric Co. and France’s Framatome to deliver fuel supplies for a nuclear power plant, reducing the country’s dependence on Russia. The Czech state-controlled power company CEZ said on Tuesday that...

Tokyo warned of power crunch as Japan endures heat wave

Jun. 27, 2022 04:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — People in Tokyo are sweating it out as the government warns of possible power shortages and urges greater efforts to conserve energy while Japan endures unseasonably hot temperatures. Weather officials announced the earliest end to the annual summer rainy season since...

Georgia Power proposes 12% increase in bills, with 2023 leap

Jun. 24, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Power Co. wants to raise customer bills 12% over the next three years to pay for system improvements and higher costs and allow higher profits, the company said Friday in a rate filing with state regulators. The filing kicks off a rate case before the Georgia...

Co-owners sue Georgia Power in $695M Vogtle contract dispute

Jun. 21, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The owners of a majority share of a nuclear power plant being expanded in Georgia are suing lead owner Georgia Power Co., claiming the company is trying to bilk them out of nearly $700 million by unilaterally changing a contract. The lawsuits, filed in recent days in...

Nuclear industry hopes to expand output with new reactors

Jun. 21, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

The U.S. nuclear industry is generating less electricity as reactors retire, but now plant operators are hoping to nearly double their output over the next three decades, according to the industry's trade association. The massive scaling-up envisioned by the utilities hangs on the...

Georgia cooperatives move to freeze nuclear costs at $8.1B

Jun. 18, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One of the owners of a nuclear power plant being expanded in Georgia says it's shifting overruns to Georgia Power Co. in exchange for giving up a sliver of its ownership. Oglethorpe Power Corp. which provides power to 38 electric cooperatives, said Saturday that it...

Florida utility aims to eliminate carbon emissions by 2045

Jun. 15, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s largest electricity provider has announced plans to eliminate its carbon emissions by 2045 by halting its fossil fuel usage and greatly increasing its reliance on solar energy, including using it to turn water into hydrogen to power its generating plants....

German govt seeks to resolve wind power dispute with states

Jun. 15, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government unveiled a bill Wednesday to resolve a long-running dispute between federal authorities and the country's 16 states over where to build land-based wind power plants. Some German states have bristled at proposals that would require them to set...

Long, fraught timeline of tensions over Iran nuclear program

Jun. 09, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

Iran has started removing 27 surveillance cameras installed by U.N. inspectors at nuclear sites around the country, widening a dispute over Tehran's program as it enriches uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels. Here’s a timeline of the major events involving Iran’s...