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US gives first-ever OK for small commercial nuclear reactor

Sep. 2, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials have for the first time approved a design for a small commercial nuclear reactor, and a Utah energy cooperative wants to build 12 of them in Idaho. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Friday approved Portland-based NuScale Power’s application for the small...

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, file photo, electrical grid transmission towers are seen in Pasadena, Calif. As if the pandemic and recession weren’t bad enough, millions of Californians have been facing the recurring threats of abrupt blackouts during a heat wave in the nation’s most populous state. (AP Photo/John Antczak, File)

Q&A: California's new electricity-blackout challenge

Aug. 19, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — As if the pandemic and economic recession weren't bad enough, millions of Californians now face recurring threats of abrupt blackouts during a heat wave in the nation's most populous state. California's Independent System Operator, a nonprofit agency that manages the state's power...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 29, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Track bribes before moving nuke deal Scranton Times-Tribune July 29 Nuclear power remains crucial to Pennsylvania and should become even more so as pressure mounts for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Pennsylvania...