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2009-06-18 12:30:00

Combination of Efficiency and Renewables Much More Economical Than New Nuclear Reactors With Skyrocketing Construction Costs; 'Low Balling' of Cost Estimates Imperils 'Nuclear Renaissance,' Just as Runaway Costs Sank the 'Great Bandwagon Market' of 1970s WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The likely cost of electricity for a new generation of nuclear reactors would be 12-20 cents per kilowatt hour (KWh), considerably more expensive than the average cost of increased use of energy...

2009-05-01 07:00:00

Company lowers 2010 nuclear cost-recovery projections ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Progress Energy Florida today announced plans to shift the construction schedule for its planned Levy County nuclear project. In addition, the company filed its 2010 nuclear cost-recovery estimates with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC), as required. The company's proposal will decrease customer nuclear costs to about half of the amount the company is eligible to recover in...

2009-01-05 07:30:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Progress Energy Florida (PEF) has signed a contract with Westinghouse Electric Company LLC and The Shaw Group Inc.'s Power Group for the engineering, procurement and construction of two nuclear units for a proposed nuclear power plant in Levy County, Fla. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020923/CHM008LOGO-c ) The contract provides equipment, engineering and construction services for two 1,105-net megawatt (MWe)...

2008-11-11 09:00:39

Duke Energy has signed a contract with the US Department of Energy for the disposal of used nuclear fuel generated at its proposed William States Lee III nuclear station. The contract provides for the US Department of Energy's (DOE) acceptance and permanent disposal of all fuel from the station. For this service, the company will pay a $1 per MWh fee for electricity generated and sold from the Lee nuclear facility. This is consistent with the existing used fuel disposal contract fee for...

2008-10-09 18:00:32

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Energy industry is available in its catalogue. Reemergence of the Nuclear Industry in the Global Energy Sector http://www.reportlinker.com/p092640/Reemergence-of-the-Nuclear-Industry-in-the-Global-Energy-Sector.html Reemergence of the Nuclear Industry in the Global Energy Sector Summary With the increasing demand for various fuel types, nuclear energy is reemerging in the global energy arena. It would help...

2008-10-08 09:00:24

BEIJING, Oct. 8 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Fire & Security Group, Inc. ("China Fire" or "the Company"), a leading industrial fire protection product and solution provider in China, announced today that the Company has signed two contracts with China Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd. ("CNPEC"), valued at approximately $7.6 million for two independent fire protection projects. CNPEC, headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, is a subsidiary of China Guangdong Nuclear...

2008-09-27 00:00:33

I t would be easy to dismiss the current debate about Britain's nuclear energy as irrelevant to families across our region. No-one is planning to build a power station on the edge of Hanley so why should we be bothered, you might say. What's more it's the wind turbines currently planned for Maer Hills which have really stirred locals, you could argue. And if, in the future, we choose to generate more nuclear power then surely we'll have fewer wind farms creating a blot on the horizon....

2008-09-22 21:00:27

By Douglas Turner On energy policy, Democrats are offering the nation only Woodstock fetishes like bongs, beads and sideburns instead of solutions to a worsening crisis. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, of Nevada, has already cut funding for the Yucca Mountain, Nev., long-term storage facility for nuclear wastes. Hunkering down with Reid in the commune last week was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, of California, whose "energy bill" offered no real avenues for new sources, but plenty of...

2008-09-18 09:00:42

Text of report headlined "Govt to set up two nuclear power plants" published by Pakistani newspaper Daily Times website on 18 September Islamabad: The government has decided to set up two nuclear power plants, worth of Rs 139 billion, to overcome the power crisis the country is facing, official sources said on Wednesday. President Asif Ali Zardari will discuss the acquisition of the fuel technology for the two new nuclear plants with the Chinese leadership during his forthcoming visit to...

2008-09-01 06:00:30

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bf3830/reemergence_of_the) has announced the addition of the "Reemergence of the Nuclear Industry in the Global Energy Sector" report to their offering. Reemergence of the Nuclear Industry in the Global Energy Sector Summary With the increasing demand for various fuel types, nuclear energy is reemerging in the global energy arena. It would help meet the growing global demand for electricity and provide...


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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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