Dominion Resources Inc. says it will proceed with plans to close and decommission its Kewaunee Power Station in northeastern Wisconsin.
Republicans on Friday pushed a bill through the House shining a campaign-season light on the most conspicuous failure of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package. The bill would phase out federal loan guarantees like those that went to the now-bankrupt solar power company Solyndra LLC and left taxpayers on the hook for more than $500 million.
The likely death of a planned nuclear waste site at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain has left federal agencies looking for a possible replacement.
KEWAUNEE, Wis. (AP) — Energy provider Dominion Resources Inc. said Thursday it will sell the Kewaunee nuclear power plant. In a conference call with investors on first-quarter earnings, Dominion CEO Thomas Farrell II said the company’s 2005 purchase of the Kewaunee plant was part of a strategic plan to acquire additional plants and “build a [...]
KEWAUNEE, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s two nuclear power plants will be under less scrutiny from federal regulators because of improved safety grades. The two-reactor Point Beach plant and single-reactor Kewaunee plant drew extra attention from regulators earlier in the decade because of spotty safety records. Operating under new ownership, the plants have improved those safety [...]
Gov. Scott Walker is going to unveil sometime in the next several months a statewide energy plan. Included in the plan will be a proposal to lift the state’s moratorium on building new nuclear plants. It should be. That does not mean that someone will start building new nuclear plants tomorrow. Nor does it mean [...]
Des Moines, IA — Japan’s nuclear disaster has chilled support for nuclear projects across the United States. But in Iowa, where the state’s largest utility is considering a new nuclear plant, some momentum has continued to the surprise of both critics and some supporters.
By Brian Bakst Associated Press St. Paul, Minn. — The Minnesota Senate overwhelmingly supports scrapping a 17-year-old state policy that bars energy regulators from permitting new nuclear power plants, a big step for a bill long bottled up. The debate shifts to the Republican-led House, where supporters say they have the votes to get the [...]
St. Paul, Minn. (AP) — A move to undo Minnesota’s 17-year-old ban on new nuclear power plants easily cleared its first committee as Republicans who run the Legislature make the proposal a priority. Rep. Joyce Peppin’s bill passed the House Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Committee on a 10-6 vote Tuesday with backing from groups [...]
Published: January 10, 2011
Tags: American Transmission, Citizens' Utility Board, Clean Wisconsin, CUB, NextEra Energy Resources, NRC, nuclear, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Point Beach, power plant
TWO RIVERS, Wis. (AP) — Two advocacy groups have filed their opposition to expanding the Point Beach nuclear power plant. Wisconsin Citizens’ Utility Board and Clean Wisconsin, in a filing with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, say the state has more than enough electricity to meet its needs. NextEra Energy Resources wants to expand Point Beach [...]