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12/11/2017

To keep nuclear power plants in New Jersey from closing early, Gov. Chris Christie said he would consider legislation to support nuclear energy. "I think having nuclear power in the state is an important thing to have and I think it's important for our energy security to have it and I think it's a positive thing from an environmental perspective to have nuclear here," he said.

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Reuters
12/11/2017

Of 300 people surveyed who live within 10 miles of Energy Northwest's Columbia nuclear power plant, 94% said they support nuclear energy, with 87% saying they support the Columbia plant specifically, according to a poll by Bisconti Research for Energy Northwest. Of these residents, 86% said they would be fine with an additional reactor being built at the plant.

12/11/2017

The Energy Department is asking for proposals for projects to push the US nuclear energy industry forward and will make $30 million available to fund advanced nuclear energy technology development, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said. Applications will be taken year-round, with initial applications due at the end of January.

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World Nuclear News
12/11/2017

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Kevin McIntyre requested a 30-day extension to today's deadline to decide on the rulemaking proposal from Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would reward nuclear and coal plants for their resiliency. Perry granted the request.

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Reuters
12/11/2017

Though Energy Secretary Rick Perry allowed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a 30-day extension for a decision on his proposed rulemaking to support nuclear and coal power plants, he said the delay puts the security of the electric grid at risk.

12/11/2017

America should remove regulatory barriers to developing new nuclear technologies and maintain its role as a nuclear energy leader worldwide, write Elliott Raia and Vance Ginn of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. "This will provide Americans with an energy future that is not only clean, affordable, and reliable, but also powers their lives and their potential for flourishing," they write.

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The Hill
12/11/2017

China National Nuclear has tested a small reactor that would be dedicated to heating Chinese cities. The "district heating reactor" has a simple swimming-pool-like design and could help ease the strain on the natural gas supply.

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Reuters
12/11/2017

As Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Egypt, the two countries are expected to sign contracts for the construction of Egypt's first nuclear power plant, sources said. The plant is slated to be completed in seven years, according to a source.

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Reuters
12/8/2017

Ask your staff on a quarterly basis to rate the organization in areas such as accountability, communication and recognition, Chris Hallberg writes. The answers aren't always easy to hear, but you'll learn what's going on and who your next set of leaders might be.

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Leadership Now
12/8/2017

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission swore in Kevin McIntyre as chairman Thursday. FERC is now fully staffed and is expected Monday to address Energy Secretary Rick Perry's proposal for rules rewarding nuclear and coal plants for their reliability.