POLL: Strong local and statewide support for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

Newly released polling shows strong local support for extending the operations of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, California’s largest source of carbon free energy generation. Statewide support for extending operations of the plant was also strong, according to the poll conducted by FM3 Research. Gov. Gavin Newsom recently announced his intent to explore options to continue operations at the Diablo Canyon …

Utilities seek more time to consider U.S. nuclear credit program

Two utility industry trade groups have asked for more time for their members to consider applying for funds under a new federal program to stop nuclear generators from shutting down. Edison Electric Institute and Nuclear Energy Institute made the request to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm in a letter sent on Monday. Under the program, which …

Tokyo Steel Calling for Faster Nuclear Power Revival in Japan

A major Japanese steel-maker is calling for a quicker restart of nuclear reactors that were idled after the Fukushima disaster more than a decade ago as it grapples with soaring energy costs. Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co., Japan’s biggest producer of steel made from scrap, said more nuclear power generation was essential to revive the competitiveness …

Point Lepreau nuclear power station licence hearings resume in Saint John

Phase 2 of the public hearing for NB Power’s licence renewal application for the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station got underway Tuesday in Saint John. NB Power continued to plead its case to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for a first-in-Canada 25-year renewal that would see operations continue into 2047. Representatives for the corporation said this timeframe would …

Japan to use nuclear to cut dependence on Russian energy -PM Kishida

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Thursday that it would use nuclear reactors to help reduce its own and other countries’ dependence on Russian energy. Japan has become more reliant on Russian gas since shutting down nuclear reactors after the 2011 Fukushima disaster in which an earthquake and tsunami triggered a meltdown, devastating its …

With Emissions Soaring, Democratic Governors Sour On Plans To Shut Down Nuclear Power

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are both asking for federal money to keep nuclear plants in their states open. (Photo: Getty Images) Virtually every place that shuts down nuclear plants — from San Diego to New York City, Germany to South Korea — replaces them with fossil fuels, swapping an …

Hinkley Point B nuclear plant could be spared imminent closure

Nuclear reactors A and B at Hinkley Point in south-west England; the latter is currently due to go out of service this summer. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters Energy secretary Kwasi Kwarteng believed to be open to extension in response to leap in gas prices and energy security concerns Nuclear power advocates believe the energy secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, is …

California promised to close its last nuclear plant. Now Newsom is reconsidering

With the threat of power shortages looming and the climate crisis worsening, Gov. Gavin Newsom may attempt to delay the long-planned closure of California’s largest electricity source: the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant. Newsom told the L.A. Times editorial board Thursday that the state would seek out a share of $6 billion in federal funds meant …