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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...

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...

MEPs object to including gas, nuclear in green investment

Jun. 14, 2022 08:09 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European lawmakers from the environment and economy committees objected Tuesday to including fossil gas and nuclear in the EU's list of sustainable activities, in a blow to the bloc's executive arm. The European Commission earlier this year proposed including...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

May. 31, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

Chicago Tribune. May 26, 2022. Editorial: How a dirty factory and government meddling left babies crying for food A U.S. Air Force C-17 cargo plane flew from Germany to Indianapolis on Sunday carrying not troops nor military equipment, but a load of European-made...

US releases environmental study about new Idaho test reactor

May. 23, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials have released an environmental study for a proposed nuclear test reactor to be built in eastern Idaho that backers say is needed to revamp the nation’s fading nuclear power industry by developing safer fuel and power plants. The U.S. Department...

Energy secretary: We must find a solution for nuclear waste

May. 20, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — It is critical to find a solution for storing the nation's spent nuclear fuel, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Friday during a visit to a nuclear power plant in Connecticut. Granholm was invited to tour Millstone Nuclear Power Station in...

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...