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Nuclear Finances
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As renewables gain more traction, nuclear faces ever more scrutiny on their finances and efficacy.

1 April 2018, Cleveland.com: FirstEnergy Solutions filed for bankruptcy late Saturday http://www.cleveland.com/business/index....krupt.html

1 April 2018, The Japan Times: Reassess the economics of nuclear power
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/201...sEIVsgh2nc

1 April 2018, Environmental Law & Policy Center: ELPC Statement on the FirstEnergy Solutions Bankruptcy
http://www.elpc.org/uncategorized/elpc-s...ankruptcy/

30 March 2018, Environmental Law & Policy Center: ELPC Asks Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Protect Consumers and Taxpayers from FirstEnergy Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Cost Bailout
http://www.elpc.org/newsroom/press-relea...t-bailout/

30 March 2018, Green Tech Media: Renewables or Nuclear? A New Front in the Academic War Over Decarbonization
https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/...us-nuclear

30 March 2018, Le Soir: Agreement on the energy pact: the government confirms the exit of the nuclear power in 2025 (video)/ Accord sur le pacte énergétique: le gouvernement confirme la sortie du nucléaire en 2025 (vidéo)
http://www.lesoir.be/148601/article/2018...-nucleaire

30 March 2018, Yakima Herald: DOE criticizes Hanford contractor. Says vit plant deadline in doubt
https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/...30c62.html

29 March 2018, The State: Top SCANA official said utility executives botched nuclear project in 2016 voicemail
http://www.thestate.com/news/politics-go...32349.html

28 March 2018, South Africa Market Update: Dear Eskom, you cannot be half-pregnant
https://www.moneyweb.co.za/news/south-af...-pregnant/

It appears the nuclear industry may very well have nuked themselves...

"Go ahead, Rosebud.... 5,4,3,2,1 ... bomabadier, would you open the bomb bay doors, please"


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Nuclear Power Is Economically Obsolete

“…California met its climate goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 four years early by turning off its nuclear plants and setting policies that prioritize renewables, energy efficiency and energy storage investments over natural gas plant additions….”

“Recent studies from New York and California show that it is cheaper to invest in renewables, energy efficiency and energy storage in order to replace aging nuclear plants than it is to keep the existing plants running. Savings range from hundreds of millions to billions of dollars—achieved without any impact on electric system reliability….”

https://www.ecowatch.com/nuclear-power-c...24662.html

Hitachi set to cancel plans for £16bn nuclear power station in Wales

Move by Japanese firm would be blow to UK plans to replace coal plants and ageing reactors

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/...lsey-wales

Entergy sells Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, signaling what's to come for Indian Point

Entergy sold its Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to a dismantling firm, a first-of-its-kind deal that offers a blueprint for Indian Point's future

https://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/w...552170002/
 
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“…Nuclear plant operators are facing financial difficulties as reactivation of such power stations has not progressed and the costs of safety measures are snowballing. …”

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/201...bu/012000c
 
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