Nuclear energy regulation

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 12, 2018 - 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Iran sanctions and the 2015 nuclear deal (all times local): 2:15 p.m. President Donald Trump has extended waivers of nuclear sanctions against Iran. That keeps the landmark 2015 nuclear deal alive for at least another several months, despite Trump's past vows to...
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January 03, 2018 - 3:01 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A proposed deal announced Wednesday could mean $1.3 billion in refunds for customers of a troubled South Carolina utility who have been funding a failed nuclear reactor project. In a news release, Richmond, Virginia-based Dominion Energy announced that it would make immediate...
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FILE- This June 13, 2014, file photo, shows construction on a new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle power plant in Waynesboro, Ga. In a Thursday, Dec. 21, 2-17 decision, Georgia's utility regulators are allowing construction to continue on two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle despite massive cost overruns for the multi-billion-dollar project. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
December 21, 2017 - 1:42 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's utility regulators are allowing construction to continue on two new nuclear reactors, despite massive cost overruns for the multibillion-dollar project. Thursday's unanimous decision by the state's Public Service Commission will shape the future of the nation's nuclear...
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November 10, 2017 - 11:34 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House speaker is proposing six laws aimed at protecting consumers from the consequences of a failed project to build two nuclear reactors. South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. and the state-owned utility Santee Cooper have sought to insulate themselves from...
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October 24, 2017 - 1:16 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The nation's biggest electric grid operator says a Trump administration plan to change the way electricity is priced to better reward coal and nuclear power is both unworkable and potentially against the law. PJM's president and CEO, Andy Ott, made the comments before the...
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President Donald Trump speaks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in the Rose Garden at the White House, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 16, 2017 - 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT): 3:30 p.m. Three of the Senate's red-state Democrats are heading to the home of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Monday night as part of the administration's efforts to reach out to moderate lawmakers. Democratic aides say Sens...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2017, file photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry attends a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. The Energy Department says Perry has taken at least six trips on government or private planes costing an estimated $56,000. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 12, 2017 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats accused the Trump administration Thursday of falsely suggesting the nation's electricity grid faces severe problems to justify an unnecessary bolstering of the coal and nuclear energy industries. Energy Secretary Rick Perry defended his department's...
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September 08, 2017 - 6:48 am
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Parliament's lower house has rejected a government proposal to annul a 2000 law that bans Czech companies from supplying equipment for Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant. The proposal rejected Friday took into account a 2015 deal that saw international sanctions on Iran...
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August 25, 2017 - 6:20 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The CEO of South Carolina's state-owned utility is retiring, making him the first executive to leave following last month's abandonment of a nuclear power project that customers have been funding since 2009. Lonnie Carter, Santee Cooper's CEO since 2004, announced his...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, unit one of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station near Jenkinsville, S.C., is viewed during a media tour of the facility. Proponents of nuclear power are pushing to revive a failed project to build two reactors in South Carolina, arguing that the demise of the $14 billion venture could signal doom for an industry that supplies one-fifth of the nation’s electricity. The July 31 suspension of the partly-completed V.C. Summer project near Columbia, S.C., leaves two nuclear reactors under construction in Georgia as the only ones being built in the U.S. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
August 14, 2017 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Proponents of nuclear power are pushing to revive a failed project to build two reactors in South Carolina, arguing that the demise of the $14 billion venture could signal doom for an industry that supplies one-fifth of the nation's electricity. Even though the nation's 99...
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