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  1. PG&E Responds to Public Comments on Nuclear Plant Phaseout

    By Editors of Power Engineering Pacific Gas and Electric Company filed its official response to public comments on a joint proposal to increase investment in energy efficiency, renewables and storage while phasing out production of nuclear power at its Diablo Canyon facility by 2025. The parties to the joint proposal are PG&E, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245, Coalition of California Utility Employees, Friends of the Earth, Natural Resources Defense Council, Environment California and the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility. "The diverse parties behind the joint proposal, including labor and leading environmental groups, believe it represents the most appropriate and responsible path forward for supporting the state's energy vision,” said Geisha Williams, president of PG&E Electric. “Most importantly, it reflects our strong commitment to supporting local employees as well as the community in transitioning to a future without Diablo Canyon Power Plant in operation." "We fully understand that elements of the joint proposal reflect important issues for the state and PG&E’s customers. The near decade-long period ahead of us provides the time to plan and replace Diablo Canyon's energy with new GHG-free replacement resources.” The response, which can be read here , was filed with the California Public Utilities Commission. PG&E and the other parties announced the joint proposal earlier this summer. The full plan includes steps to phase out PG&E’s production at Diablo Canyon, which is set to shut down when the operating licenses expire on November 2, 2024 for Unit 1, and August 26, 2025 for Unit 2. During the transition period, PG&E will give the time to begin planning and replacing Diablo Canyon’s generating capacity with GHG-free replacement resources. PG&E does not believe long-term customer rates will increase as the company predicts implementing the proposal will have a lower overall cost than relicensing Diablo Canyon and operating it through 2044. The proposal is contingent upon regulatory actions, including approval of the CPUC of the proposed plan, confirmation that PG&E’s investment in Diablo Canyon will be recovered by the time it closes in 2025, and approval of cost recovery for appropriate employee and community transition benefits.

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    Tue, 27 Sep 2016

  2. Nuclear Power : Entergy to auction $20M worth of items from Vermont Yankee

    Entergy Corp. has earmarked approximately $20 million worth of accumulated inventory from the now-closed Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant for public auction.

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    Tue, 27 Sep 2016

  3. U.K. approves stalled China-funded nuclear power plant deal

    The plant will be financed by Chinese nuclear power provider CGN and French energy group EDF 

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    Thu, 15 Sep 2016

  4. NRC Issues "White" Finding at Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will meet with officials from the Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Co. to discuss the preliminary finding of a violation at the Kansas nuclear power plant.

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    Tue, 6 Sep 2016

  1. Nuclear Energy News: UK approves stalled Chinese-funded nuclear power plant deal

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    Thu, 15 Sep 2016

  2. Nuclear Power News: Nevada company submits bid for unfinished nuclear plant

    An alternative energy company from Nevada says it is bidding $38 million for an unfinished nuclear power plant in Alabama.

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    Tue, 13 Sep 2016

  3. Iran Begins Construction on 2nd Nuclear Power Plant

    Iran began building its second nuclear power plant with Russian help on Saturday, the first such project since last year's landmark nuclear deal with world powers.

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    Mon, 12 Sep 2016

  4. Nuclear Energy News: Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shut down for mechanical issue

    Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station was shut down for the second time in roughly three weeks following a mechanical issue at the Plymouth plant.

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    Wed, 7 Sep 2016

  5. CGN Power acquires $1.5bn of nuclear assets

    CGN Power has agreed to acquire two nuclear power plants and an engineering unit from its parent company, China General Nuclear Power , for $1.5bn.

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    Wed, 28 Sep 2016

  6. Ten nuclear plants generating no power during refueling periods

    Along with the football season and candidate debates, an increase in nuclear power plant refueling and maintenance outages are a sure sign that fall is here 

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    Mon, 26 Sep 2016

  7. Nuclear News: PG&E responds to public comments on Diablo Canyon joint proposal

    PG&E filed with the CPUC its response to public comments on a joint proposal to increase investment in energy efficiency, renewables and storage beyond current state mandates while phasing out PG&E's production of nuclear power in California by 2025.

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    Mon, 26 Sep 2016

  8. Nuclear growth to continue at reduced rate - report

    The International Atomic Energy Agency has released a study showing the upward trend in nuclear power capacity is continuing, but at a reduced rate.

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    Tue, 27 Sep 2016

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