BWXT to buy Ontario nuclear business from GE Hitachi
Acquisition nearly doubles the US company’s presence in Canada.
OPG to announce $12.8B refurbishment of Darlington nuke reactors
Utility estimates it would need between 7.2 cents-to-8.1- cents-per-kilowatt-hour to recover the total cost of the refurbishment.
Environmentalists urge Ont. to abandon $13B Darlington nuclear rebuild
Ontario Clean Air Alliance concerned about project cost-overruns and its impact on taxpayers.
Bruce Power plans $13B refurbishment of six Kincardine, Ont. reactors
15-year project is delayed until 2020, an agreement that will save $1.7 billion from the Ontario government’s original plans.
Natural gas passes coal as largest US electricity source
Drilling boom that started in 2008 has boosted US natural gas production by 30%.
Candu signs JV with Chinese to build nuclear reactors
Agreement could establish Candu’s goal of becoming an alternative fuel burner.
Pakistan breaks ground on nuclear power plant
The power plant will produce 2,200 megawatts of electricity and is being built with help from China.
Ontario Power Generation wants 30% rate hike for nuclear generation
The increase would add about $5.36 each month to the bill for typical residential customers.
Japan starts up offshore wind farm near Fukushima nuke plant
143 turbines signal renewed energy supply to decimated region.
New Brunswick nuclear plant says chemical spilled into Bay of Fundy
A release of hydrazine occurred Nov. 3 from a valve located on the non-nuclear side of the station.
SKorea halts 2 nuclear plants for using control cables with fabricated test results
Cables failed to meet international standards for capacity to withstand changes in voltage and pressure.
German solar power production up 50%
European country will phase out nuclear power by 2022 and replace it with renewable energies.
Japanese cabinet panel calls to phase out nuclear power
Phasing out nuclear power in the next 30 years is part of a major overhaul to it’s energy policy following last year’s meltdowns at Fukushima.
Alward presses feds on overruns at NB power plant
Work on an aging Candu reactor at the facility is three years behind schedule, and $1 billion over budget.
Research shows butterflies mutated, ecology damaged by Fukushima leak
Mutations include dented eyes, stunted wings, but research says humans are safe.