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House Bill 6 Resurfaces in Ohio’s Lame-Duck Session

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Ohio lawmakers seem at odds over what to do about an energy-bailout bill signed last year, but mired in scandal ever since.


FERC Rejects Coal, Nuclear Subsidies

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission unanimously voted to reject U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s plan to subsidize struggling coal and nuclear plants.


Cancer Risks from Nuclear Too Expensive To Study

A pilot study to determine whether any cancer risks are associated with living near nuclear facilities has been cancelled due to lack of funding.


Energy Report News Bites

Robust Opposition to Atlantic Offshore Drilling, Benefits of Natural Gas and Coal Refuted, and Virginia Establishes Green Community Program


TVA Milestone at Nuclear Plant

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted in May to issue an operating license to Watts Bar Unit 2, a nuclear power reactor owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority, pending additional regulatory requirements. If approved, Watts Bar 2 would be the


TVA 20-year Plan Heavy on Natural Gas, Nuclear

The Tennessee Valley Authority announced in March that it will not need to build a new power plant for at least 20 years. The utility, which covers all of Tennessee and parts of neighboring states, plans to address future power


Duking It Out: CEO Retires, Rates Increase and other shorts

By Matt Grimley Under a proposed settlement with the N.C. Utilities Commission and the N.C. Public Staff, Duke Energy President and CEO Jim Rogers will retire from his positions at the end of 2013. The agreement, announced late November, would


Nuclear Confusion

The Complicated History of the Atom in Appalachia By Paige Campbell Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. sits on 66 acres between the Nolichucky River and the south end of Erwin, Tenn. This part of Erwin is the very picture of a


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