Bidders can now make offers to purchase Santee Cooper, following a vote by a South Carolina legislative committee. How electricity rates are affected will be the key criteria when evaluating bids, the panel decided.
SCANA attorney George Wenick on Wednesday admitted deleting details from a report that said South Carolina Electric & Gas' V.C. Summer project had problems. Company executives had no part in the decision, Wenick said in testimony before the South Carolina Public Service Commission.
SCANA can skirt bankruptcy and survive without merging with Dominion Energy, as other utilities are likely interested in buying the company, financial analyst Kevin O'Donnell says. He named NextEra and Duke Energy as possible suitors.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has opened a special investigation at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Alabama. Investigators will look into a Nov. 7 incident in which a diver encountered elevated radiation levels in an underwater equipment pit.
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will question Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nominee Bernard McNamee today. Questioning is expected to focus on McNamee's nuclear bailout stance.
The US is the best choice to help the Czech Republic build out its nuclear program, said Energy Secretary Rick Perry. "I can assure you that the US industry is the safest, most reliable for the job," he said.
A bill that would establish a time frame for nuclear reactor closures in France has been delayed, says government spokesperson Benjamin Griveaux. No date was given for when the government would reconsider the bill.
Bill Johnson, who has served as president of the Tennessee Valley Authority for the past six years, said this morning that he will retire in 2019.
The Woolsey wildfire in California that passed through the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, a former nuclear research facility, doesn't pose a public safety threat, say experts. "Although there is a possibility that radioactive materials -- accounted for or not -- could be dispersed through the fire and the smoke plume, the risk for health effects due to radiation is expected to be small," says University of California at Berkeley nuclear engineering professor Kai Vetter.
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