Duke Energy Corp., one of the largest U.S. utility owners, is giving up on building new nuclear plants. For the first time since 2005, the company didn’t include the prospect of adding more reactors to its fleet in long-term plans filed with state regulators Wednesday. The move comes about a year after Duke canceled plans to build a nuclear plant in South Carolina and as reactors around the U.S. struggle to compete with cheap natural gas and renewable energy. About a quarter of the country’s nuclear plants have failed to break even since 2012, according to Bloomberg NEF.
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State leaders are vowing to fight a proposal by the U.S. Department of Energy to store up to a ton of weapons-grade plutonium at the Nevada National Security Site, 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. In a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Thursday, Sen. Dean Heller blasted the department’s plans to ship the radioactive material to Nevada to satisfy a recent federal court order calling for the removal of one metric ton of plutonium from the Savannah River Site in South Carolina.
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