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South Carolina Electric Cooperatives Report Stunning $8.9 Billion Already Sunk into Troubled VC Summer Nuclear Reactor Construction Project

The following post is a press release distributed by Friends of the Earth on June 15, 2017. For questions or media inquiries, contact Tom Clements, Senior Adviser to Friends of the Earth,…

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Does "SMR" stand for "Squandering More Resources?"

What does the acronym "SMR" stand for? If you're talking about plans for TVA's Clinch River Site near Kingston, Tennessee there may be multiple answers. TVA and nuclear industry proponents would say…

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Not one more cent! Georgia Power customers irate over Vogtle nuclear mess

Last Thursday the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) held the first hearing in the 16th semi-annual Vogtle Construction Monitoring (VCM) review, so that Georgia Power could ask for approval for $222 million…

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Westinghouse Bankruptcy: Nuclear Train Wrecks for Georgia and South Carolina

On March 29, 2017, Westinghouse Electric Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a result of the massive cost overruns for the nuclear project construction at Southern Company’s Plant Vogtle (subsidiary Georgia Power) in Georgia and SCANA’s (subsidiary SCE&G) and Santee Cooper’s V.C. Summer plant in South Carolina.

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Hold on to your wallets - open letter to Georgia Power customers

Have you ever seen the commercial that ends with the saying “What’s in YOUR wallet?” Well if you are an electric power customer in Georgia, the answer is a nuclear power train wreck! Please let…

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Hold on to your wallets - open letter to South Carolina power customers

Have you ever seen the commercial that ends with the saying “What’s in YOUR wallet?” Well if you are an electric power customer in South Carolina, the answer is a nuclear power…

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Georgia, South Carolina Nuclear Reactors "On Time, Under Budget"

Just kidding! April Fool's! I know, I know...we did this last year too, but it's not our fault that Southern Company and SCANA offered up April Fool's 2016 as the completion date…

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Looking At The Brackets: New Nuclear Plants Are Odds-On Favorite To Lose In First Round

Dennis Wamsted’s post, “Looking at The Brackets: New Nuclear Plants Are Odds-On Favorite To Lose In First Round,” originally ran in his blog, Wamsted on Energy: News and views for thinking professionals,…

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After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Solar Booms in the Land of the Rising Sun

Saturday, March 11, 2017 marks the 6-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan and killed more than 19,000 people. The disaster also led to the triple meltdown…

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Positive Steps Forward: Resolution Passes to Address FPL’s Turkey Point Pollution; More Needs to be Done

It is clear that policy makers and elected leaders are starting to pay closer attention to some of the energy-water issues impacting Florida. Finally, there are some efforts underway on several fronts…