Friday, October 5, 2012

Regulators warn of flood risk at SC nuclear plant |

The report says estimates of flooding have increased substantially if the 385-foot high Jocassee Dam failed upstream from the three reactors near Seneca, S.C.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Clemson study measures impact, potential of wind energy in S.C.

By Matt Tomsic
 The study expects installing the offshore wind farm will take 10 years and will create 3,300 jobs each year, $163.1 million in wages each year and will inject $270.7 million into the economy each year. Maintaining the wind farm is expected to create 678 jobs each year for the four years after it’s installed and $41.8 million in wages. The study estimates the wind farm will pump $115.2 million into the state each year.

SCE&G, critics wrangle over who pays for 2 new reactors at Jenkinsville - Business -

Challengers to a $283 million cost increase request by SCE&G said Wednesday the utility provider rushed into the $10 billion construction of two new reactors for its Jenkinsville plant amid ample cautionary signs to slow down or stop altogether.
SCE&G, the state’s largest utility, rejected those claims, declaring that nuclear energy production remains the long-term, most cost effective technology available to fulfill the state’s existing and future energy needs, especially given the utility’s recent coal plant phase-out and what SCANA chief Kevin Marsh said is the likelihood the price of natural gas won’t remain so low.

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