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Friday, September 7, 2012

Editor's Note

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I'm taking the weekend off. Will return to posting Sunday evening.
Best regards.
Michele Kearney

Nuclear safety boosted to help avert another Fukushima: expert

Nuclear safety boosted to help avert another Fukushima: expert

Pakistan Daily Times -
Nuclear safety boosted to help avert another Fukushima: expert. * Experts discuss extreme natural hazards and nuclear safety * Greenpeace refutes idea that improvements have been made. VIENNA: Many countries have taken concrete steps to improve ...http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012\09\08\story_8-9-2012_pg4_2

Out of the Nuclear Closet

Out of the Nuclear Closet

Why it's time for environmentalists to stop worrying and love the atom. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/07/out_of_the_nuclear_closet

Two-year hiatus in US licensing

Two-year hiatus in US licensing

Approval of four new reactors could be delayed by as the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission reconsiders its confidence in long term waste management arrangements over the next 24 months.http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/RS_Two_year_hiatus_in_US_licensing_0709121.html

All Of China's Big Infrastructure Projects In One Huge Slide

All Of China's Big Infrastructure Projects In One Huge Slide

Over the past two days the Chinese government announced the approval of a large chunk of infrastructure projects.
The news was very well received by investors, who sent the Shanghai Composite surging nearly 4 percent.
This slide from Nomura highlights every project approved by the National Development and Reform Commission:http://www.businessinsider.com/chinese-infrastructure-projects-2012-9?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+clusterstock+%28ClusterStock%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

China Energy Update 9/7


China Price War Draining Jobs in Germany's Solar Valley: Energy
Bloomberg
When Thomas Behling returned to his home state of Saxony-Anhalt in 2006, he was drawn by a job in the solar industry and the chance to participate in Germany's renewable energy boom. He was fired in July. Behling's employer, Sovello GmbH, produced its ...
US SMALL/MIDCAPS-Energy, materials stocks gain on Fed, China
Reuters
NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Mid- and smallcap stocks advanced on Friday as expectations for another round of quantitative easing in the U.S. and approval by China of a multi-billion dollar infrastructure program lifted materials and energy stocks.
Putin: Asia can count on Russia for energy supply
Huffington Post
Faltering vital signs in China and elsewhere make pushing ahead with more and freer trade an urgent priority for the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, whose leaders are gathered in the Russian Far East port of Vladivostok for their ...
China Solar Probe A Go In Europe
Energy Collective
Chinese solar makers, already hit with duties in the United States, could within nine months face similar trade sanctions in Europe, according to the European Commission, which said today it would launch an antidumping investigation into solar panels ...
China Dominates Renewable Energy Market
Domestic Fuel
According to the most recent Global Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices Report (CAI), China will continue to dominate the global renewable energy market. The country has quadrupled its solar capacity target to 50GW by 2020. At the top of ...

Canada Review of Nexen Bid Litmus Test: Canaccord's Ballo
Businessweek
The Nexen-Cnooc approval process “will be seen in China as an indication of how open the Canadian economy is for major energy investments,” Balloch, a former ambassador to China, said today at the Bloomberg Canada-Asia Conference in Vancouver.
SEC Pursues Charges at Two Companies Tied to China
Compliance Week
Worldwide Energy and Manufacturing is a solar panel maker in San Francisco that raised $9 million from U.S. investors in 2010 to expand a subsidiary in Rugao City, China. The China-based subsidiary would represent most of WEMU's operations and ...
China Will Have as Much as $2 Trillion to Invest Abroad: Jiang
Bloomberg
The Chinese economy is only just coming to scale and will have $1 trillion to $2 trillion to invest abroad over the next five to 10 years according to some estimates, said Wenran Jiang, director of the Canada-China Energy & Environment Forum. Jiang ...
 
RIGZONE - China's CBM Industry: Slow and Steady Progress
CBM in China's Energy Landscape. CBM, also commonly known as coal mine methane (CMM), falls under the category of non-conventional natural gas.
www.rigzone.com/.../Chinas_CBM_Industry_Slow_and_Stead...

12,000 Megawatts of Local Renewable Energy for California

12,000 Megawatts of Local Renewable Energy for California | SPUR ...
Governor Brown has called for the development of 12,000 megawatts of local renewable energy in California by 2020, equivalent to the output of 12 nuclear ...
www.spur.org/.../12000-megawatts-local-renewable-energy-ca...http://www.spur.org/events/calendar/12000-megawatts-local-renewable-energy-california

Nuclear power news update 9/7

Nuclear safety boosted to help avert another Fukushima -expert
Reuters
VIENNA (Reuters) - Many countries have taken concrete steps to improve safety at nuclear power plants to help prevent extreme natural hazards such as earthquakes from causing another Fukushima-style disaster, the chairman of an expert meeting said on ...
Europe Power-Spot prices rise on tight supply
Reuters
Germany thus pared a wide discount it had developed this week to France, where the holidays have ended and nuclear power stations are late back from summer maintenance closures. French operator EDF reported five delayed reactor restart dates.
US Nuclear Units Seeking License Renewal
Hartford Courant
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) directed its staff on Thursday to start an environmental review into the temporary storage of spent nuclear fuel, following a court ruling that led the agency to stop issuing new reactor licenses. The NRC ...
Russian nuclear support for Iran limited by distrust
MinnPost.com
Russia built Iran's first nuclear power plant, once sold Tehran sophisticated weaponry, and refuses to back further international sanctions over Iran's controversial nuclear program, but this apparent coziness belies years of suspicion and growing ...
Kudankulam reactor to be fuelled around Sep 11, protestors to intensify stir
TwoCircles.net
Chennai : The loading of 163 enriched uranium fuel bundles in the first unit of the two 1,000 MW Russian reactors at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) will happen around Sep 11, said a senior official of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd ...
Progress asks PSC for rate increase for nuclear plants [Ocala Star-Banner, Fla.]
Equities.com
What: Florida Public Service Commission public hearing to review Progress Energy request to increase rates for Crystal River nuclear plant improvements and proposed Levy County nuclear plant. Florida Power and Light's $151 million request also will be ...
China's Guangdong Nuclear Power Corp Announces Orders for BYD Battery ...
Power Engineering Magazine
Sponsored by FLSmidth. 09/07/2012. China's Guangdong Nuclear Power Corp (CGNPC) announced this week the results of the bidding for their largest high-power, high-capacity battery back-up stations to date, with BYD Ltd of Shenzhen winning the bid.
DPJ sets zero-nuclear power goal
The Daily Yomiuri
The group included the target as a nonbinding one in the final proposal, in view of strong public support for phasing out nuclear power use by 2030 at public hearings and a deliberative opinion poll. To achieve the target, the government would be ...
French Energy Min: Govt Sticks To 75% Tax Rate Plan For Revenue Above ...
Wall Street Journal
... energy next week. Fessenheim, which is at the heart of a national debate over the role of nuclear energy in power generation, sparked new fears this week after two workers were slightly injured during a minor maintenance incident. Write to ...
FPL's nuclear charges would raise monthly electric bills by $1.65
Sun-Sentinel
To pay for its upgrades to Turkey Point and Port St. Lucie nuclear power plants and to get ready for new nuclear units, Florida Power & Light Co. will go before regulators beginning Monday. The state's largest electric utility is asking to pass on $151 ...

NRC staff to review nuclear reactor waste storage rules

Reuters - 
(Reuters) - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) directed its staff on Thursday to start an environmental review into the temporary storage of spent nuclear fuel, following a court ruling that led the agency to stop issuing new reactor licenses.

Nuclear regulatory panel releases San Onofre inspection review

OCRegister 
The latest inspection review of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant reveals few surprises, though one security-related incident will result in an additional inspection, documents released this week show. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's “midcycle ...

NRC decision will delay re-licensing for Limerick plant

Montgomery Newspapers -
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's announcement Thursday to comply with a federal court ruling regarding the storage of spent nuclear fuel will delay a decision on the re-licensing of the Limerick nuclear power plant by at least two years. Currently, the ...

Two-year hiatus in US licensing

World Nuclear News -
Approval of four new reactors could be delayed as the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission reconsiders its confidence in long term waste management arrangements over the next 24 months. The NRC has to develop an environmental impact statement on the ...

NRC to investigate CT nuclear waste

Hartford Business -
Stocks open mixed after weak jobs report. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will investigate the environmental impact of nuclear waste stored at Haddam and Waterford in its study of temporary spent uranium storage around the nation, authorities say.

NRC to Study Long-term Radioactive Waste Options

Patch.com - ‎5 hours ago‎
NRC to Study Long-term Radioactive Waste Options. Decision comes nearly three months after a federal appeals court threw out a rule that would allow nuclear plants to store radioactive waste on site for up to 60 years after a plant closes. By Elaine Piniat ...

NRC sets path forward for waste confidence

Lexology (registration) - ‎5 hours ago‎
Today, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) shed some light on the path forward that the agency will follow on the issue of waste confidence. A Staff Requirements Memorandum (SRM) instructed the NRC staff to develop a generic environmental ...

NRC to conduct two year EIS, revision to waste confidence rule

PennEnergy- Energy News (press release) - ‎5 hours ago‎
Source: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has directed the agency's staff to develop an environmental impact statement (EIS) and a revised waste confidence decision and rule on the temporary storage of ...

NRC Issues Mid-Cycle Assessments for Nation's Nuclear Plants

Power Engineering Magazine - ‎6 hours ago‎
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued mid-cycle assessment letters to the nation's 104 operating commercial nuclear power plants. As of the end of June, 96 plants were in the ...

International Isotopes Receives NRC Approval of the Final Environmental Impact ...

Utility Products - ‎11 hours ago‎
Sponsored by: International Isotopes, Inc., announced the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has completed its review, approval, and publication of the final Environmental Impact Statement for the Company's planned depleted uranium de-conversion and ...

NRC review of storing used fuel at reactors such as Indian Point may take 2 years

The Journal News | LoHud.com - ‎13 hours ago‎
Federal regulators will take up to two years to study the environmental impacts of temporarily storing used nuclear fuel at reactors across the country, including Indian Point in Buchanan. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday announced the ...

Number of US nuclear units under increased oversight jumped in H1 2012: NRC

Platts - 
Washington (Platts)--6Sep2012/652 pm EDT/2252 GMT. The number of nuclear power reactors under heightened oversight by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission more than doubled in first-half 2012, to 41 units from 15 in second-half 2011, according to ...

NRC assessment finds 96 US nuclear power plants meet performance standards

Power Engineering Magazine - 
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued mid-cycle assessment letters to the 104 operating commercial nuclear power plants in the U.S., with 96 plants in the two highest performance categories as of June. Of the 96 highest-performing reactors, ...

NRC to Study Long-term Radioactive Waste Options
Patch.com
The decision comes after a federal appeals court threw out a rule that would allow nuclear plants, including Oyster Creek Generating Station, to store radioactive waste on site for up to 60 years after a plant shuts down. “Resolving this issue ...
Green groups oppose shipping hot waste to SRS
The State
Environmentalists spoke out Thursday against sending highly radioactive waste from commercial power plants to the Savannah River Site near Aiken for storage. The federal government has been trying to decide what to do with spent fuel created by the ...

Number of US nuclear units under increased oversight jumped in H1 2012: NRC


Washington (Platts)--6Sep2012/652 pm EDT/2252 GMThttp://www.platts.com/RSSFeedDetailedNews/RSSFeed/ElectricPower/6613480

Fukushima panel told some details will take five years to learn
Platts
A committee of the National Academies is conducting the study, which is mandated by Congress, on behalf of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The committee held its second data-gathering session Thursday in Washington. The panel was established ...http://www.platts.com/RSSFeedDetailedNews/RSSFeed/ElectricPower/7048069

Drought Could Cause Massive Blackouts Across the Country
ValueWalk
In July U.S. nuclear-power production hit its lowest seasonal levels in nine years as drought and heat forced Nuclear power plants from Ohio to Vermont to slow output. Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman David McIntyre explained, “Heat is the main ...http://www.valuewalk.com/2012/09/drought-could-cause-massive-blackouts-across-the-country/
 

ANS Nuclear Cafe Matinee: Will and Norm Visit the Reed Research Reactor

ANS Nuclear Cafe Matinee: Will and Norm Visit the Reed Research Reactor

By pbowersox on Sep 07, 2012 01:00 am

Running a nuclear reactor is so easy that undergraduates can do it. And they do, at the research reactor at Reed College in Portland, Oregon (by the way, that’s where Steve Jobs went to school). In this *very* cool video, starring Reed College students working with … Continue reading
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Fukushima Updates 9/7

Here are the topic summaries of today's Fukushima Updates. Click on the link for the full reports...
 
The Tokyo government has announced that they want nuclear electricity supplies reduced to 15% by 2030 and a full abandonment at some point thereafter... A cross-party group of Diet politicians call for the immediate decommissioning of more than half of Japan’s nukes... The Tokyo government says about 25% of the debris left behind by the 3/11/11 tsunami has been disposed of... The Tokyo Electric Company (Tepco) wants to restart the seven nukes at their Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station... President Naomi Hirose of Tepco says it would be “foolish” for Japan to abandon nuclear energy... Tokyo has lifted the power conservation targets for three of Japan’s 10 major electric companies... Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda plans to use legal powers granted to his office to name members to the nation's new nuclear regulatory body... The heads of Japan’s three major Fukushima investigative committees believe the F. Daiichi accident was the result of a national institutional problem that blurred where responsibilities existed... Hokuriku Electric Power Co. has refused to tour Social Democratic Party leader Mizuho Fukushima through the Shika NPS in Ishikawa Prefecture.
 

Book Review of latest book on Thorium Molten Salt Reactors


Title: Another welcome book about Thorium but more by Robert Hargraves

Summary: Book review of latest book on Thorium molten salt reactors.
Much more than just a plug for the LFTR and MSRs

URL: http://thoriummsr.com/2012/09/another-welcome-book-about-thorium-but-more-by-robert-hargraves/
 

PennEnergy: Week's Most Popular Oil & Gas News

This Week's Most Popular Oil & Gas News
BP producing oil in the Gulf again

Offshore oil exploration gets a boost from NASA

European Commission opens antitrust case against Gazprom

Shell to construct world's first oil sands carbon capture and storage project

Updated Keystone XL re-route reflects Nebraskan feedback

FracRock International announces multi-million dollar agreement in Argentina

Enbridge and partners to develop new major shale pipeline

Total acquires 40% interest in offshore Myanmar block

Apache continues to see progress in the UK North Sea

Mexico, struggling with natural gas shortage, turns to Texas

Valero to convert Aruba refinery to terminalling operation

SPDC completes sale of Nigerian oil mining lease

Rosneft and ExxonMobil announce selection of offshore structures construction yard
PennEnergy Video News Update
 
From the antitrust case against Gazprom
 
, to Shell's new CCS project
 
, to the effect Nebraskans had on the Keystone XL Pipeline
 
, all of the week's biggest headlines are in the PennEnergy Video News Update.
Full Article
 

 
Gulf of Mexico oil sees slow return after Isaac
 
The oil industry suffered comparatively little damage from Hurricane Isaac, but more than a week after the storm hit the coast of Louisiana the industry is still operating at barely more than half capacity in the region.
Full Article
 

Gulf of Mexico oil sees slow return after Isaac


Gulf of Mexico oil sees slow return after Isaac

The oil industry suffered comparatively little damage from Hurricane Isaac, but more than a week after the storm hit the coast of Louisiana the industry is still operating at barely more than half capacity in the region.
Full Artc

Energy Innovation Under Romney and Obama


by Kevin Bullis
Both candidates say they support renewable energy. Romney, though, would do little to create markets for it.
Read More »http://www.technologyreview.com/news/429096/energy-innovation-under-romney-and-obama/?nlid=nldly&nld=2012-09-07

NPEC's Comment on the Department of Energy's Surplus Plutonium

NPEC's Comment on the Department of Energy's Surplus Plutonium ...
This is the comment of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC) on DOE's Surplus Plutonium Disposition Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and the policy choices the Department derives from that document.
Paulos Corner News Feed - Nuclear...http://nsspi.tamu.edu/pauloscornerarticles/2012-09/npec%27s-comment-on-the-department-of-energy%27s-surplus-plutonium-disposition-supplemental-environmental-impact-statement

Cashing in on nuclear fears

Cashing in on nuclear fears
San Diego Reader (blog)
An internet company has recently gone public in an attempt to turn a profit on the growing awareness of the risks, real or perceived, associated with the as-yet-unannounced resumption of operations at the idled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station ...http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/news-ticker/2012/sep/06/cashing-in-on-nuclear-fears/

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Energy Storage Update 9/6


New energy storage R&D facility to be based at the University of Warwick
Science Business
Business Minister Michael Fallon said: “I'm pleased to announce this joint Government and industry project to develop an energy storage R&D centre at the University of Warwick. It will put the UK in a much stronger, competitive position to capitalise ...

US natgas futures end lower despite light storage build
Reuters
The storage report from the U.S. Energy Information showed domestic gas inventories rose last week by 28 billion cubic feet to 3.402 trillion cubic feet. The build was below Reuters poll estimates for a 36 bcf build and well below the year-ago gain of ...
ENERGY STORAGE BECOMES THE NAME OF THE GAME: BALQON BLQN ...
Einnews Portugal
/EINPresswire.com/ Speculators and investors see the potential of batteries and energy storage in the automotive sector and Balqon (BLQN) has had the efficient electric vehicle market covered since its inception. But it's easy to forget about the value ...
Flux Power's Battery Pack Technology Selected for TransPower's New Semi ...
Sacramento Bee
About Flux Power Flux Power designs, develops, manufactures and sells cost efficient advanced energy storage systems. Incorporated in October 2009, Flux Power began shipping prototype products in the second quarter of 2010 while continuing to develop ...
US natural gas supplies grew last week
Huffington Post
The Energy Department's Energy Information Administration reported that natural gas in storage grew by 28 billion cubic feet to 3.402 trillion cubic feet for the week ended Aug. 31. Analysts expected a rise of 32 billion to 36 billion cubic feet ...
China's Guangdong Nuclear Power Corp Announces Orders for BYD Battery ...
4-traders
A "National Energy Application Technology Research and Engineering demonstration project", CGNPC plans to couple these 3.5 Mega-Watt-hour back-up batteries with their nuclear power stations to deliver power up to 2.5MW levels. The energy storage ...
Chart Industries' CEO Presents at Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference ...
Seeking Alpha
Our Energy and Chemicals business is most rapid growing part of our business, but we're also seeing significant growth in our Distribution and Storage business. You can see in the center slide or the center pie chart that in 2011, approximately 48% of ...
ITM Power looks to Germany for green energy storage advance
BioEnergy News
The collaboration will investigate the potential of energy storage by the production of hydrogen from ITM's electrolysis equipment, with a plant being built to test the performance and operation. 'As a fully integrated energy company, this utility has ...
SustainX awarded 11 additional patents for energy storage solutions
NewHampshire.com
SEABROOK - 'We're focused on bringing our grid-scale energy storage technology to market and a broad intellectual property portfolio is a key part of our strategy,' said Tom Zarrella, SustainX President and CEO. 'SustainX now holds more than 450 patent ...
UK: Government opens Energy Storage R&D Centre
Automotive World
... United Kingdom, eMobility. AutomotiveWorld.com. The UK government's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced on 5 September the creation of a new UK Energy Storage R&D Centre at the University of Warwick, for the advance.

Smart Grid: No energy storage = no solar project?
Smart Grid - Two California solar projects may not get regulatory approval at least in part because they don't include provisions for energy storage. We'll have to ...
www.smartgridnews.com/.../No-energy-storage-no-solar-proje...
 Energy Storage Could Be Required for Future Renewable Energy ...
Two California solar projects face rejection because they can't store energy.
www.sustainablebusiness.com/.../id/24036?...

Work on North Korea's New Reactor Advancing, IAEA Says

Work on North Korea's New Reactor Advancing, IAEA Says

North Korea in the last year has made "significant progress" in its work on an experimental nuclear reactor at the Yongbyon complex, according to new findings by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The U.N. nuclear watchdog also said satellite pictures have revealed "certain activities" at areas where the North in the past has detonated atomic devices, Reuters reported on Friday. However, "without access to the locations the agency is unable to provide a technical assessment of the purpose of these activities or of whether nuclear material is being used," according to the yearly report provided to IAEA member countries.
The agency has not been allowed into North Korea since 2009/http://www.nti.org/gsn/article/work-north-koreas-new-reactor-notably-advancing-iaea-says/

Obama HEU Reduction Proposal Insufficient, Health Care Providers Say

Obama HEU Reduction Proposal Insufficient, Health Care Providers Say

The Chalk River medical isotope production facility in Ontario, Canada. U.S. health care industry officials have voiced doubt over an Obama administration plan to promote the use of medical radioisotopes manufactured without weapon-usable uranium (Atomic Energy of Canada photo). By Douglas P. Guarino
Global Security Newswire
WASHINGTON – An Obama administration plan to change to the Medicare payment system for radiological isotopes used in diagnostic procedures would not give health care providers enough incentive to end their reliance on bomb-grade uranium, industry officials say.
The Health and Human Services Department in July proposed to pay providers more if they conduct diagnostic procedures on their Medicare patients using isotopes derived from low-enriched uranium. The plan – part of a wide-ranging proposed rule that would make numerous adjustments to the Medicare system -- is the latest attempt by Washington to wean the United States off medical isotopes produced with highly enriched uranium.
Proponents of the effort argue that terrorists could use HEU material to construct nuclear weapons, and that minimizing use of the substance reduces the possibility that it could fall into the wrong hands.
Under the HHS proposal, the government would pay health care providers an extra $10 every time they conducted a diagnostic procedure using radiopharmaceuticals that were “produced by non-HEU methods.” Currently most providers use technetium 99– a product of the decay of molybdenum 99 – derived from highly enriched uranium, but the Obama administration is looking to encourage production by other means.http://www.nti.org/gsn/article/obama-heu-reduction-proposal-insufficient-health-care-providers-say/

Questions raised about India’s Nuclear Safety Agency

Questions raised about India’s Nuclear Safety Agency

Government auditor cites lack of regulatory independence and says overall effectiveness is weak
By Dan Yurman
R. Bhattacharya is head of India’s Atomic Energy Regulatory Board
In a report to India’s Parliament, India’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) writes that the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) lacks independence, has no power to make safety or radiation protection rules, does not require decommissioning plans for nuclear power plants, nor does it have the authority to enforce safety standards, and does not have a role in responding to nuclear energy facility emergencies.http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2012/09/06/questions-raised-about-indias-nuclear-safety-agency/

Nuclear fuel bank or nuclear graveyard? By Zhulduz Baizakova



Nuclear fuel bank or nuclear graveyard?
By Zhulduz Baizakova

Kazakhstan plans to build an international nuclear fuel bank in Ust-Kamenogorsk (Oskemen), in the country's east, at the site of Ulba Metallurgic Plant, part of the giant national company Kazatomprom, which produces fuel tablets for nuclear power plants. http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/NI07Ag01.html

Nuclear on the National Agenda

Nuclear on the National Agenda

This political season provides a rare opportunity to engage our elected representatives in an energy discussion on the national stage.http://us.arevablog.com/2012/09/05/nuclear-on-the-national-agenda/

China-Energy, natural resources tax guidance issued 2012 | KPMG ...

China-Energy, natural resources tax guidance issued 2012 | KPMG ...
A checklist (in table format) of tax guidance issued in the first half of 2012 affecting energy, natural resources sectors.
www.kpmg.com/.../china-energy-natural-resources-tax-guidan...

Trojan Cows and Grid Facts; Op-Ed

Trojan Cows and Grid Facts; Op-Ed
Meredith Angwin expands an op-ed she wrote for a local paper.  No matter what the plant opponents say, Seabrook power is not  taking Vermont Yankee's place on the local grid.  Seabrook is now receiving Vermont money, but the transmission lines and power sources have not changed..

NRC Doings in the News 9/6


NRC Taking Closer Look at Palisades Plant Closures, Culture
WHTC
Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Covert (Nuclear Regulatory Commission photo). COVERT, MI (WHTC) - A supplemental Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspection of the Palisades plant in Covert is planned for September 17th through the 28th.
NRC Looking Into Wash. Nuclear Plant's 11-Year-Old Mistake
KUOW NPR
The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission is looking into an 11-year emergency planning mistake at the Northwest's only commercial nuclear power plant. Officials at the Columbia Generating Station in southeast Washington used faulty estimates of how ...
Daily Recap: Sarkozy Bakery signs lease with Columbia Plaza Building; NRC to ...
Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com
NRC to investigate Palisades: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will have an 11-day supplemental inspection of Palisades nuclear power plant near South Haven. The plant was downgraded by the NRC in February, making it one of the worst performing ...

Entergy again points to legislators' nuclear statements
Barre Montpelier Times Argus
Entergy's lawyers said Vermont's appeal was a continuation of its “attempts to thwart the federal statutory scheme,” in particular the Atomic Energy Act, which gave the responsibility for nuclear safety issues to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ...
DPJ panel's draft sets denuclearization as goal
Power Engineering Magazine
1) The 40-year maximum on the operation of nuclear reactors should be strictly observed. 2) Only nuclear reactors whose safety is approved by the soon-to-be-established nuclear regulatory commission can be restarted. 3) Further construction of nuclear ...
'Downtown White Flint' Breaks Ground
Bethesda Now
A new 14-story office building for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is nearing completion on Marinelli Lane near the White Flint Metro Station, an early milestone in the dramatic changes planned for North Bethesda. Over the next 25 years, the multiple ...

NRC Taking Closer Look at Palisades Plant Closures, Culture

WHTC -
COVERT, MI (WHTC) - A supplemental Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspection of the Palisades plant in Covert is planned for September 17th through the 28th. The “wide-ranging” probe will not only look at two separate leaks that led to the facility going ...

Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds public meeting | WJHL.com
Nuclear Regulatory Commission discusses decision to extend Nuclear Fuel Services operating license.
www2.wjhl.com/.../nuclear-regulatory-commission-holds-publ...
Nuclear Regulatory Commission satisfied with repairs at Three Mile ...
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday that it was satisfied with Exelon's repairs following a reactor shut-down at Three Mile Island on Aug. 22.
www.pennlive.com/.../nuclear_regulatory_commission_3.html
LBP-12-18 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NUCLEAR ...
that the NRC Staff satisfies its duty under NEPA to consider the new and significant ... Nuclear Regulatory Commission Task Force Report on The Fukushima ...
www.nirs.org/nukerelapse/calvert/cont11ruling.pdf