Saturday, March 19, 2011
Among the promises are low-cost broadband for low-income homes, digital literacy and training, boosting network capacity to actual - rather than advertised - speeds of 4 mbps to at least 4 million homes and 20,000 anchor institutions. The company also agreed to forego some Universal Service funds designed for smaller companies.
Scares at S.C. plants worry nuclear watchdog | The Post and Courier, Charleston SC - News, Sports, Entertainment
BY BO PETERSEN
Utility officials didn't dispute the problems but stressed the overall safety of their operations
"We have the highest safety standards for our nuclear plants and our employees, and we work continuously to improve safety. We have taken specific actions to address each of the events last year that led to special inspections," said Mike Hughes, Progress Energy media relations director.
Friday, March 18, 2011
The Republican from Seneca said in a conference call Thursday from Washington he has confidence in America's nuclear power industry, which he said uses a different plant design than Japan.
Power company officials say nuclear plants along Japan's coast survived the 9.0-magnitude earthquake on March 11 and shut down properly. Trouble came when the subsequent surge of seawater swamped diesel generators powering the backup cooling system.
The senator says he lives five miles from Duke Energy's Oconee Nuclear Station and has no worries about its safety.
Published: March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Frank Reams, a Zephyrhills resident, said in a complaint filed Tuesday with the Florida Commission on Ethics that Graham spent an hour conversing over drinks with Aqua America Inc. regional president Christopher Franklin, and regulatory counsel Kimberly Joyce. They were talking in the Renaissance Hotel lobby on Feb. 15 during a national Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Conference in Washington, D.C., the complaint states.
Published: March 17, 2011
The data was collected by the Aerial Measurement System, among the most sophisticated devices rushed to Japan by the Obama administration in an effort to help contain a nuclear crisis that a top American nuclear official said Thursday could go on for weeks. Strapped onto a plane and a helicopter that the United States flew over the site, with Japanese permission, the equipment took measurements that showed harmful radiation in the immediate vicinity of the plant — a much heavier dose than the trace levels of radioactive particles that make up the atmospheric plume covering a much wider area.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
She estimated the total annual cost of compliance at about $10 billion, in line with some industry estimates (although some are much higher), and the health and environmental benefits at more than $100 billion a year. She said that households could expect to see their electric bills rise by $3 to $4 a month when the regulation was fully in force after 2015.
In wake of Japan disaster, Duke Energy and critics spar on nuclear cost | Wake County | Independent Weekly
by Bob Geary
Based on U.S. Department of Energy cost estimates for natural gas, Bradford told the Indy, "You couldn't say that we won't need any more nuclear [power] for a century. But you could say with some confidence that you wouldn't need it for 20 years or so."
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
By KEITH BRADSHER and HIROKO TABUCHI
Published: March 15, 2011They are the faceless 50, the unnamed operators who stayed behind. They have volunteered, or been assigned, to pump seawater on dangerously exposed nuclear fuel, already thought to be partly melting and spewing radioactive material, to prevent full meltdowns that could throw thousands of tons of radioactive dust high into the air and imperil millions of their compatriots.
Japanese nuclear incident could affect public sentiment in SC - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina |
"This is a nightmare scenario, and it's real, it's happening and it could happen at any nuclear plant," said Tom Clements, who works with the environmental group Friends of the Earth.
Clements is no friend of nuclear power generation, and what he sees happening in Japan convinces him the U.S. and especially this state need to slow down on construction new nuclear plants. "We are in an area where there could be a big earthquake, so I think another step for prudence would be to halt the design review and look back into the earthquake threat that we face here in Columbia, South Carolina at the V.C. Summer plant," said Clements.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Published: March 13, 2011
WASHINGTON — The fragile bipartisan consensus that nuclear power offers a big piece of the answer to America’s energy and global warming challenges may have evaporated as quickly as confidence inJapan’s crippled nuclear reactors.
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