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Yucca Mountain repository should move forward


  • Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

The Department of Energy should open the proposed Yucca Mountain repository in Nevada, writes the editorial board of the Tyler Morning Telegraph in Texas. The board cites a Nuclear Regulatory Commissi… Read More

Dow Corning has nearly 50% jump in Q3 net income


  • Chemical Week (subscription required)

Dow Corning, a joint venture between Dow Chemical and Corning, reported net income of $176 million in the third quarter, a 49% rise from a year earlier. Sales were up 7%, hitting $1.52 billion, as sal… Read More

America needs more microgrids, says former FERC chief



A microgrid-based electricity system wouldn't just be greener -- it would also be much more secure, says Jon Wellinghoff, former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Accidents and del… Read More