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People in a wide area across the USA and Canada have been hit by temperatures much lower than usual during a weather phenomenon where fluctuations in the polar vortex have seen dense cold air move south from the Arctic. Demand for electricity and heating fuels has surged, prompting requests for conservation of energy by people… Read more »

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US nuclear power plant refueling and maintenance outages in 2014 will take about 4,500 more net megawatts out of service in 2014 than in 2013, according to an analysis by Platts of historical refueling data and a review of US Nuclear Regulatory Commission documents. According to the analysis, 58 units totaling 59,831 MW are expected… Read more »

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Think nuclear energy is collapsing? Think again — now that the federal government is ponying up an additional $226 million to help advance small nuclear reactors. The Department of Energy and NuScale are entering a cost-sharing arrangement to build 100-megawatt modules. Big nuclear reactors can cost a ton of money, estimated at $10 billion for… Read more »

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“If I only knew then what I know now!” I was having a conversation with a friend who had spent years working full time while putting himself through college. His business degree had landed him a good job in the corporate support organization of a large electric utility. He was happy to have it and… Read more »

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By Dr. Letty Lutzker—Support for nuclear power is strongest among people who live near nuclear plants. Of course, the major reason is the safe operation of those plants. According to one national poll, 81 percent of residents who live within a 10-mile radius of a nuclear plant favor the use of nuclear power, 47 percent… Read more »

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Russia is literally pushing the boat out with small modular reactor (SMR) technology. Earlier this year, World Nuclear News reported on how Rosenergoatom, Russia’s state-owned manufacturer, had put two reactors onto a barge in Saint Petersburg after four years of testing. The barge-based plant is intended to set sail for northeast Russia’s Chukotka Peninsula, in… Read more »

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Nuclear power could be our salvation Gwyneth Cravens | Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 12:00 am Like many Americans who grew up during the height of the Cold War, I was deeply skeptical about nuclear energy. As a child, I was plagued by dreams of exploding nuclear bombs, and for years afterward I associated nuclear… Read more »

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  Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Monday that nuclear power will play a key role in a low-carbon future both in the U.S. and abroad. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz pushed the president’s climate action plan Monday and admonished Congress for failing to address global warming. “Today, more than any time in our history, the global community… Read more »

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Times are tough.  If your company is like most, your staff is stretched to its limits.  Layoffs, employee burnout and drastic cost-cutting measures are part of your business vernacular.   So what’s that old saying?  When the going gets tough, the tough use staffing.  Well, that’s not it exactly, but staffing services can be a… Read more »