Emissions, costs will rise if Ill. reactors close -- industry report
The premature closure of six struggling reactors in Illinois -- under pressure from cheap gas and wind -- would trigger an uptick in greenhouse gas emissions, damage the local economy and force the state to rely on more costly gas, the U.S. nuclear industry warned today.
Dems, greens waging 'coordinated campaign' against nuclear power -- Vitter
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee's top Republican accused Democrats today of colluding with environmental groups to bring down the nuclear industry, one plant at a time.
Agency pushing loan guarantees to underwrite nuclear innovation
The Department of Energy is preparing to empty its loan guarantee piggy bank with a multibillion-dollar push to underwrite the development of innovative nuclear energy systems.
U.S. leadership on nuclear policy critical in climate fight -- outgoing deputy
The Department of Energy's long-serving second in command said during his farewell speech today that climate change and the unsettled future of nuclear power are the two largest threats facing the United States.
Nuclear giants criticize EPA's handling of reactors in carbon proposal
U.S. EPA "missed the boat" on crediting new and existing nuclear projects under its greenhouse gas proposal for existing power plants and changes are in order before the rule is finalized, Southern Co.'s senior director of governmental affairs said today.
Responding to Fukushima fallout, Germany and Japan explore different paths
The paths to boosting renewable energy production within Germany and Japan have included widely different obstacles and led to disparate results, according to energy experts who spoke at the Brookings Institution on Friday.
Senate confirms 2 Democratic nominees with hint of bipartisanship
The Senate today confirmed President Obama's nominees to serve on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in a fast-paced vote that drew the support -- and deep skepticism -- of some top Republicans.