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Greenpeace activists occupy French nuclear plant

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PARIS (AP) — Police have surrounded a nuclear plant in eastern France after more than 60 Greenpeace activists occupied it Tuesday to protest the nation’s reliance on atomic power. Activists hung a banner reading “Stop Risking Europe” next to one of the reactors at the Fessenheim plant near the German border. France’s oldest nuclear plant, it has become a flashpoint ...

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Coal, gas or nuclear? Power-hungry South Africa must decide now

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – On paper, South Africa’s long-term energy plans look solid, with coal, nuclear, gas and renewables all viable options. But none are likely to prevent potentially crippling future power crunches in Africa’s biggest economy unless a decision is made soon on when and how to add capacity to the grid. South Africa’s failure to invest in new power ...

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Exelon may shut down nuclear plants in profit struggle

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Chicago-based Exelon Corp. said Thursday on a conference call following its quarterly earnings results that it will shut down nuclear plants to save money if it doesn’t see a path to steady profits this year. The company’s large fleet of nuclear plants have struggled to remain profitable as they attempt to compete with subsidized renewable generation and stubbornly low natural ...

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Former EPA chief touts nuclear power

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Former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman keynoted the Charlotte Chamber’s annual Energy Summit on Friday. Whitman was administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from 2001 to 2003 under President George W. Bush. She’s now co-chair of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition, an industry-funded group that promotes nuclear power. Whitman talked Friday with the Observer about nuclear power, fracking ...

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