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Entergy retiring Michigan nuclear plant early due to financial pressures

December 9, 2016 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

In a move that raised reliability concerns in the state, Entergy Corp. announced plans Thursday to close the Palisades nuclear plant in Michigan in 2018, extending a string of recent nuclear plant shutdown announcements caused by financial pressure from... More »


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eSolar Banking On Worldwide Partnerships For Deployment Of CSP Technology
Eric Lindeman

Its first utility-scale plant, the 5-megawatt Sierra SunTower project in California, has only been in operation since August, but eSolar has 3,500 megawatts of global partnerships and projects and believes it will be deploying as much as a gigawatt of concentrating solar power in the next few years. With its proprietary combination of optics, software to focus its mirrors, and modular design and construction methods, eSolar is able to achieve economies of scale that overcome the main obstacles to large solar installations—price, scalability, speed of deployment and grid impact, said Robert Rogan, eSolar's senior vice president for the Americas...... Read More »

     
Commentary

We still need reliable, affordable electricity to power prosperity
BY NICK AKINS

COMMENTARY At a time when coal is often used as a four-letter word, let’s not forget about the benefits our nation’s coal-fueled power plants—and the employees who run them—have brought to our country and our economy. We’re in the midst of the largest set of power plant retirements in the history of the United States as generators shut down 73,000 megawatts by 2020—enough to power 36 million households...... Read More »

   

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DOE Uranium Transfers To USEC Jeopardize U.S. National Security

BY SPENCER ABRAHAM

As a former secretary of the Department of Energy, I am very concerned about recent decisions by the Obama administration and both houses of Congress that impact the commercial markets for nuclear fuel goods and services. These actions jeopardize both the domestic uranium mining and conversion industries and, as a result, have a very dangerous potential impact on our national security... More

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