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House passes nuclear production tax credit legislation via Electric Light & Power

The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to restore Congress’ original intent for the Nuclear Production Tax Credit by passing H.R. 155, according to a release from the office of Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA-12). This legislation will modify the Nuclear Production Tax … Continue reading

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Documentary examines environmental impact of SRS, Vogtle nuclear activity via The Augusta Chronicle

A newly released documentary highlights health and environmental concerns on two of the area’s largest employers – Plant Vogtle and Savannah River Site. Containment, an independent documentary from producers Robb Moss and Peter Galison, takes a closer look at nuclear … Continue reading

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Energy Department guarantees $1.8B in loans for GA nuclear plant via The Hill

The Department of Energy (DOE) will guarantee $1.8 billion in loans for the operators of two new nuclear reactors under construction at a power plant in Georgia, the department announced on Wednesday. The government had previously provided $6.5 billion in … Continue reading

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Obama’s Nuke-Powered Drone Strike on America’s Energy Future via EcoWatch

By Harvey Wasserman So the “all the above” energy strategy now deems we dump another $6.5 billion in bogus loan guarantees down the atomic drain. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced finalization of hotly contested taxpayer handouts for the two … Continue reading

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State Officials Say Georgia Power Not Off The Hook For Vogtle Overruns via WABE News

Georgia Power and state regulators have reached a tentative deal to temporarily waive an extra $700 million in cost overruns for the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project near Augusta. Long-time state Public Service Commissioner Stan Wise says the deal doesn’t … Continue reading

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Atomic Power’s Green Light or Red Flag via The New York Times

WAYNESBORO, Ga. — The two nuclear reactors rising out of the red Georgia clay here, twin behemoths of concrete and steel, make up one of the largest construction projects in the United States and represent a giant bet that their … Continue reading

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Tea party targeting Southern Co. power monopoly via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — The Southern Co. makes billion-dollar decisions that affect millions of people in Georgia, yet it has attracted little political scrutiny — until now. Leaders of the Atlanta Tea Party are challenging Southern Co. subsidiary Georgia Power over the … Continue reading

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Why Should Nuke Guarantees Cost Less Than Home or Student Loans? via Reader Supported News

by Harvey Wasserman he Department of Energy wants to give the Southern Company a nuclear power loan guarantee at better interest rates than you can get on a student loan. And unlike a home mortgage, there may be no down … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power’s Death Somewhat Exaggerated via The New York Times

NUCLEAR energy is going through an odd patch. It refuses to die, but it does not prosper. This is how modest the nuclear industry’s prospects now look: Senator Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican who has called for building 100 reactors … Continue reading

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Nuclear Damage Control via Business Insiders

What if you were promoting an industry that had the potential to kill and injure enormous numbers of people as well as contaminate large areas of land for tens of thousands of years? What if this industry created vast stockpiles … Continue reading

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