Nuclear power

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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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, arrives to attend the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks in Bonn, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. World leaders arrive at the global climate talks in Germany on Wednesday to give the negotiations a boost going into the final stretch. (Henning Kaiser/dpa via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 11:50 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a veteran of global efforts to curb climate change, disappointed environmental campaigners Wednesday by refusing to lay down a deadline for ending her country's use of coal. Green groups and developing countries had called on Merkel to use...
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A globe and a Ferris Wheel stand in the forest near Bonn, Germany, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. The UN Climate Conference takes place in Bonn, Germany till Nov. 17, 2017. (Rainer Jensen/dpa via AP)
November 13, 2017 - 5:09 pm
BONN, Germany (AP) — Protesters drowned out speeches by White House advisers and business representatives Monday at an event the U.S. government sponsored at the U.N. climate talks in Germany promoting the use of fossil fuels and nuclear energy. About 200 protesters stood up 10 minutes into the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017 file photo, a passenger airplane flies behind steam and white smoke emitted from a coal-fired power plant in Beijing. On Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, scientists projected that global carbon pollution has risen in 2017 after three straight years when the heat-trapping gas didn’t go up at all. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
November 13, 2017 - 1:12 pm
BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on climate talks taking place in Germany (all times local): 7 p.m. About 200 protesters have disrupted a U.S. government-hosted event on coal and nuclear energy at the U.N. climate talks in Germany. The mostly young protesters stood up 10 minutes into the event in...
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September 13, 2017 - 11:39 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico Sen. Pete V. Domenici, a Republican who became a power broker in the Senate for his work on the federal budget and energy policy over more than 30 years, died Wednesday. He was 85. Domenici died Wednesday morning at the University of New Mexico Hospital in...
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FILe - In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, a cap for a containment building for the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station is shown near Jenkinsville, S.C., during a media tour of the facility. South Carolina’s utilities are abandoning two partly-built nuclear reactors. And they want permission to charge customers another $5 billion to cover their costs. An environmentalist says that money could have gone to renewable energy. Others say nuclear is key to cooling the planet and won’t exist if the federal government doesn’t finance it. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
August 05, 2017 - 6:45 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A decade ago, utilities were persuading politicians around the country to let them spend big to go nuclear. Expanding nuclear energy capacity was a sure bet, they said: Natural gas prices were rising, energy needs skyrocketing, and the federal government was poised to cripple...
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June 26, 2017 - 9:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With U.S. exports of oil and natural gas surging, President Donald Trump says the U.S. is on the brink of becoming a net exporter of oil, gas and other resources. The White House is launching its "energy week" with a series of events focused on jobs and boosting U.S. global...
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U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, left, poses with Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli for a photo during a meeting at the Zhongnanhai leaders compound in Beijing Thursday, June 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)
June 08, 2017 - 2:58 am
BEIJING (AP) — America and China have "extraordinary opportunities" to work together on clean energy, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Thursday, amid global criticism of President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement. In a meeting with Chinese Vice...
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April 09, 2017 - 8:54 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The natural gas boom that has hammered coal mines and driven down utility bills is hitting nuclear power plants, sending multi-billion-dollar energy companies in search of a financial rescue in states where competitive electricity markets have compounded the effect. Fresh off...
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