United States

Nuclear Power

U.S. electricity commission sees no emergency in power market

WASHINGTON All five members of the panel that regulates the U.S. power grid indicated at a Senate hearing on Tuesday there was no emergency in the country's electricity markets, potentially undermining efforts by President Donald Trump's administration to save ailing coal and nuclear plants through subsidies.

U.S. Interior Department weighs plan to save Navajo coal plant from closing

(In this June 6 story corrects name of agency in second paragraph to Bureau of Reclamation instead of Bureau of Land Reclamation)

Trump throws ailing U.S. coal, nuke plants a lifeline, triggers backlash

U.S. President Donald Trump has directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take emergency steps to keep coal and nuclear power plants running, the White House said Friday, in what would amount to an unprecedented intervention in U.S. power markets.

Global Energy News, Jun 01 2018

U.S. and partners form international alliance to push nuclear power

COPENHAGEN The United States is leading an initiative with several other governments to promote nuclear power and encourage investment in new nuclear technologies.

World, May 24 2018

New Jersey governor signs nuclear power subsidy bill into law

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed several legislative initiatives on Wednesday to advance the state's clean energy goals, including a controversial bill that would subsidize the continued operation of nuclear power plants.

German cabinet agrees compensation for utilities due to nuclear exit

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet agreed on Wednesday to grant compensation of up to 1 billion euros to utilities for income lost due to Germany's planned phasing out of nuclear power, the environment ministry said.

Germany, May 23 2018

In power hungry Philippines, some advocate a nuclear revival

MORONG, Philippines/MANILA Filipino Wilfredo Torres was hired as a technician for Southeast Asia's only nuclear power plant in the 1980s, but has spent the past decade giving guided tours at the never-used facility.

World, May 22 2018

Bulgaria open to Russian role in nuclear power project

MOSCOW Bulgaria is reviving plans to develop its Belene nuclear power plant and is open to Russian participation in the project, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said on Monday after talks with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow.

World, Russia May 21 2018

Russia's first sea-borne nuclear power plant arrives in Arctic

MOSCOW Russia's first-floating nuclear power plant arrived in the Arctic port of Murmansk over the weekend in preparation for its maiden mission, providing electricity to an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska.

World, Russia, May 21 2018

Cracks in Scottish nuclear reactor core prompt safety checks

LONDON A reactor at EDF Energy's Hunterston B nuclear power plant in Scotland will remain offline for additional safety checks after cracks were found in its core, Britain's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) said.

World, May 03 2018