Duke Energy has contracted Accelerated Decommissioning Partners for decommission works at the Florida nuclear plant. Duke Energy has announced plans to decommission the already retired Crystal River Nuclear Plant in Florida by 2027, nearly 50 years earlier than the scheduled time. The company said that speeding up of its decommissioning plan is subject to the approval by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Florida Public Service Commission.
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Pilgrim’s shutdown ends nuclear power era in Massachusetts.
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This week, lawmakers in Ohio’s House of Representatives voted 53-43 in favor of a controversial bill that would permit a consumer-funded subsidy for nuclear plants and possibly for ailing coal plants as well. Editorial: Utilities love the free market, until they don’t. The bill would also end Ohio’s renewable portfolio standard, which required that the state’s utilities to obtain 12.5 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2027. Instead, that renewable portfolio standard is replaced by smaller steps to bolster renewable power, but environmental groups say the bill is a step in the wrong direction.
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