Beyond Business as Usual: Investigating a Future without Coal and Nuclear Power in the U.S.
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Entergy to close Indian Point nuclear plant by 2021
Citing safety and environmental concerns, Entergy Corp. has agreed to shut down its 40-year old Indian Point nuclear plant by 2021, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Gov. Cuomo announced the decision to shut down Indian Point, located 30 miles north of New York City during his State of the State speech Monday night, one of six speeches he plans to give throughout the state. Cuomo has long called for Indian Point’s closure, arguing it is too dangerous for nuclear reactors to be located so close to...
Entergy to close Palisades nuclear plant in 2018
Entergy Corp. announced plans last week to permanently close the issue-plagued Palisades nuclear power plant in Southwest Michigan in late 2018, part of the company’s strategy to reduce its reliance on nuclear amid low wholesale prices. Entergy and Michigan-based Consumers Energy say they’ve agreed to end a power purchase agreement for the plant. The planned shutdown is expected to impact 600 employees and save Consumers customers $172 million. Entergy and Consumers officials said “market...
IPM Exhibiting at POWER-GEN 2016 in Orlando
In-Place Machining Company invites you to visit us in Booth #4560 during POWERGEN International 2016, December 13-15 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Co-located events include Renewable Energy World International, Nuclear Power International, COAL-GEN, and GenForum. Every facet of the Power Generation industry is covered at these annual conferences for industry experts, many of them In-Place Machining Company customers. In-Place Machining Company provides specialized field machining...
Scientists turn nuclear waste into diamonds for power generation
Researchers in the U.K. say they have found a way to turn radioactive waste into miniature diamond batteries to produce small electric currents that can last thousands of years. A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol unveiled the technology at a lecture in Europe late last month. The technique involves scraping away carbon-14, a radioactive isotope of carbon, from graphite blocks used to facilitate energy production in nuclear reactors. The scientists use the extracted carbon-14, in gas...
Unfinished TVA nuclear plant sold at auction for $111 million
An unfinished nuclear plant in Northeast Alabama has been sold to a D.C.-based developer for $111 million, a fraction of its original cost. Nuclear Development LLC, formed by Chattanooga business mogul Franklin L. Haney, has acquired Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Bellefonte Nuclear Power plant, an abandoned twin-reactor complex currently occupying 1,600 acres along the Tennessee River. Haney says he hopes to finish the facility, creating 2,000 full-time jobs once both reactors become operational. &ldqu...