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Wed Apr 11, 2012, 03:19 PM

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Expert: Nuclear Power Is On Its Deathbed
A new report from a University of Vermont researcher says the cost of the safety measures needed for nuclear energy will eventually make the power source economically unviable

By Jason Koebler March 30, 2012

"Regardless of what Congress does, the NRC has put on the table very serious and important changes in how we look at safety after Fukushima," Cooper says. "There was one permit [for a new reactor] issued recently, and there's a second one expected in the near future. Frankly, that's about it. I don't see any other reactors moving forward. The economics are so unfriendly that I don't think the rest of the [proposals] are very active."

... http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/03/30/expert-nuclear-power-is-on-its-deathbed

http://www.democraticunderground.com/112710815


Nuclear giants RWE and E.ON drop plans to build new UK reactors
German nuclear companies pull out of Horizon project for two new plants, with France's EDF most likely to pick up contract

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/mar/29/nuclear-reactors-rwe-eon-energy


Vogtle nuclear plant loan guarantees may not be finalized: NEI

Georgia Power and its partners may not be able to reach terms with the US Department of Energy on $8.3 billion in loan guarantees to finance the Vogtle nuclear plant expansion, Alex Flint, senior vice president of governmental affairs for the Nuclear Energy Institute, said Thursday.

... http://www.platts.com/RSSFeedDetailedNews/RSSFeed/ElectricPower/8123712

http://www.democraticunderground.com/112710758


U.S. Department of Energy must release Plant Vogtle loan guarantee credit subsidy data
By Rob PaveyStaff WriterThursday, March 29, 2012

An environmental group’s two-year quest for details about the U.S. Department of Energy’s $8.3 billion federal loan guarantee for Southern Nuclear’s Plant Vogtle expansion must be partially honored, according to a U.S. District Court judge.
... http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-03-29/us-department-energy-must-release-plant-vogtle-loan-guarantee-credit

U.S. District Court ruling: http://www.cleanenergy.org/images/testimony/032812_FOIA_Decision_Summary_Judgment.pdf

Background: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lawsuit-department-of-energy-hiding-risk-of-833-billion-taxpayer-backed-loan-guarantee-for-proposed-georgia-nuclear-reactors-100361524.html

http://www.democraticunderground.com/112711032

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