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12/13/2017

Carbon emissions in Japan dropped in the 2016 financial year for the third year in a row and are lower than they've been since 2010. The country is using more renewable energy and has restarted four nuclear reactors.

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12/12/2017

Good leaders listen, follow through on promises and treat others as they'd like to be treated, writes Dennis Miller. "It may take some practice, but by learning to build trust and respect among your colleagues, you will dramatically increase your leadership potential," he writes.

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12/12/2017

SCANA has suggested that it give the halted V.C. Summer expansion project site to Santee Cooper to preserve it. Santee Cooper is concerned that its customers would have to pay to maintain the site if it takes ownership.

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12/12/2017

The Georgia Public Service Commission may decide by Dec. 21 rather than Feb. 28 whether Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant expansion project will continue. The commission is considering moving up the decision to be able to use current tax laws before year-end.

12/12/2017

One of the reactors at Dominion Energy's North Anna nuclear power plant in Virginia was shut down after a "very small water leak" in the cooling system. The company said the reactor would resume operation soon.

12/12/2017

Jean-Bernard Levy, CEO of French utility EDF, said EDF would like to participate in building nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia as part of that country's plan to move away from oil consumption. "We will respond to this opportunity in all the energy technologies in which we have competencies, that is in solar, wind and nuclear," Levy said.

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12/12/2017

EDF has delayed restarting four reactors and had two unplanned outages, keeping France's nuclear output below 50 gigawatts Monday. The combined amount of reactor unavailability for the fourth quarter is more than 500 days.

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12/12/2017

The leaders of Russia and Egypt signed an agreement Monday for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Egypt, a project that will cost as much as $21 billion and is scheduled to be finished in 2028 or 2029, Rosatom said. In 2015, Russia agreed to lend Egypt 85% of the construction costs.

12/11/2017

To keep nuclear power plants in New Jersey from closing early, Gov. Chris Christie said he would consider legislation to support nuclear energy. "I think having nuclear power in the state is an important thing to have and I think it's important for our energy security to have it and I think it's a positive thing from an environmental perspective to have nuclear here," he said.

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12/11/2017

Of 300 people surveyed who live within 10 miles of Energy Northwest's Columbia nuclear power plant, 94% said they support nuclear energy, with 87% saying they support the Columbia plant specifically, according to a poll by Bisconti Research for Energy Northwest. Of these residents, 86% said they would be fine with an additional reactor being built at the plant.