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Entergy opposes Indian Point outage proposal

23 July 2014

Indian Point 48Entergy has criticized a Department of Environmental Conservation proposal to require simultaneous annual outages at both of its Indian Point nuclear power units aimed at protecting fish in the Hudson River.

US pledges power sector carbon cuts

03 June 2014

Summer_3_bottom_head_May_14_(SCE&G)_48America plans to cut power plant carbon emissions by 30% on 2005 figures by 2030, according to guidelines released yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The NEI said there was "no chance" of meeting the goals without nuclear.

G7 names nuclear as energy security asset

07 May 2014

The G7 group of industrialised nations has focused on energy security, prioritising low-carbon sources including nuclear power for deployment in an effort to establish resilient low-carbon power systems.

Energy market 'does not value low carbon'

11 June 2014

The UK's energy market "does not work", according to the head of the country's transmission system operator. Market intervention is therefore needed to ensure that low-carbon energy generation and security of supply are properly valued, he said.

$44 trillion price tag for clean energy

12 May 2014

An additional $44 trillion in investment is needed to secure a global clean-energy system by 2050, according to the International Energy Agency. Decarbonizing the electricity generation sector, it says, will be key to meeting climate targets.

US emissions at mercy of economics

30 April 2014

US CO2 emissions 2010-2040 (EIA)_48The importance of preserving the existing US nuclear fleet was underlined by scenarios released by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Accelerated retirement of nuclear, instead of coal, could see annual CO2 emissions 500 million tonnes higher by 2040.