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Russia's role in world's nuclear energy industry prompts calls to up U.S. uranium production
Russia plays a key role in preparing fuel for power plants. A ban could delay projects, and domestic production stirs social justice issues.
In decarbonizing the US, a big nuclear question
How much should nuclear power be part of our energy future?
Bill Gates shares his plan for avoiding climate disaster
In his new book, Gates explains why investments like making concrete "greener" will prevent extreme climate change.
Pennsylvania weighs nuclear subsidies after Three Mile Island
The nuclear power plant will be "retired" at the end of September, but the state wants to support the four remaining plants.
Federal loan guarantees boost nuclear energy projects
The Vogtle project is three years overdue and vastly over budget.
Trump, Perry propose a lifeline for coal and nuclear sectors that critics say is unnecessary and would be harmful
The latest directive would allow the Energy Department to use a complex wartime law in the interest of national security.
Coal subsidy sinks after federal committee votes “no”
The Federal Energy Regulatory Committee voted down a proposal from the Department of Energy offering financial support for power plants that keep a 90-day supply of fuel stock on site (basically coal and nuclear plants). The FERC said the cost to consumers far outweighed any possible grid security benefit of the measure.
Uranium companies in the U.S. are hoping demand will return
Could there be a uranium boom on the horizon? If there is, it would help coal-heavy Wyoming.
Trump won't certify Iran deal
President Donald Trump announced today he won’t certify Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement. The decision had been flagged in advance by administration officials. The next move is up to Congress. It has 60 days to decide whether or not to reimpose sanctions on Iran that were lifted by the 2015 deal. Any decision […]
Community near Georgia nuclear plant looks at an uncertain future
What will Westinghouse's bankruptcy mean for its nuclear projects in the U.S.?