Pilgrim’s shutdown ends nuclear power era in Massachusetts

U.S. 05/31/19, 04:42

It will take about five hours for the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth to permanently shut down on Friday after 47 years of generating electricity.Entergy announced in 2015 it would retire Massachusetts' only remaining reactor, citing competition from less ...

International Energy Agency: nuclear needed for climate goal

Europe 05/28/19, 09:51

The International Energy Agency says the premature closure of nuclear power plants and failure to build new ones could make it harder to meet global targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.The Paris-based agency said Tuesday that "lack of further lifetime ...

Three Mile Island nuclear plant to proceed with closure

U.S. 05/08/19, 09:28

Three Mile Island, site of the United States' worst commercial nuclear power accident, now appears certain it will not get a financial rescue from Pennsylvania and will begin a planned shutdown starting June 1, its owner said Wednesday.Exelon Corp.'s statement ...

Debate over nuclear power hits home in rural Pennsylvania

U.S. 03/16/19, 08:32

They are talking about nuclear power across rural Pennsylvania.This spring, the question of whether to rescue Pennsylvania's nuclear power plants could dominate debate in the state Capitol, and that's of keen financial interest to hundreds of thousands of rural electric ...

Rescuing nuclear power plants could come with conditions

U.S. 03/03/19, 09:23

With nuclear power plant owners seeking a rescue in Pennsylvania, a number of state lawmakers are signaling that they are willing to help, with conditions.Giving nuclear power plants what opponents call a bailout could mean a politically risky vote to ...

House Dems probe White House handling of Saudi nuclear plan

Politics 02/19/19, 11:06

A new congressional report says senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials. The Democrat-led House oversight committee launched an investigation Tuesday into the claims. The ...

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