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Recent scholarly studies cast doubt on whether wind and solar power alone can address global climate change without support from nuclear power. NuScale Power's small modular reactor technology is ideal for public power utilities given its small footprint and other favorable siting features, scalability, compatibility with other energy resources, and its competitive cost.
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With time running out on Pennsylvania’s legislative calendar, Exelon Generation on May 8 said it plans to follow through on its previously announced plan to close its Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear plant in Pennsylvania on Sept. 30. Two years ago, Exelon said that “absent needed policy reforms,” it
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The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities on April 18 awarded zero emission certificates (ZECs) to the Salem One and Two and Hope Creek nuclear power plants in the state.
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The U.S. Supreme Court will not consider two appeals court decisions that upheld state programs in Illinois and New York that provide support for nuclear power plants.
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A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators on March 27 reintroduced the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA), legislation that aims to boost nuclear energy innovation and reestablish U.S. leadership in nuclear energy.
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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on March 22 announced that the Department of Energy reached financial close for up to $3.7 billion in additional guarantees of loans to finance the continued construction of Vogtle Units 3 and 4 in Georgia.
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Dominion Energy and Connecticut’s two investor-owned electric utility companies, Eversource and United Illuminating, unveiled an agreement under which the 2,100-megawatt Millstone nuclear power plant in Connecticut will remain online under a 10-year, 9 million megawatt hours per year agreement.
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Connecticut recently selected two nuclear power bids, nine solar project bids and one offshore wind project under a recently adopted statute requiring the state to conduct an appraisal of nuclear power facilities and solicit bids for zero-carbon electricity generating resources.
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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy announced a Memorandum of Understanding between the DOE, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems and Battelle Energy Alliance related to the use of two modules at a 12-module small modular reactor that will be built at the DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory under UAMPS’ Carbon Free Power Project.