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2010-11-04 10:00:00

EDF and Areva Urged to Cut Losses, Avoid More Financial Damage From 'Doomed Technology'; Major Implications for U.S. Nuclear Loan Guarantee Program, Which EDF Seeks to Tap for EPR. WASHINGTON and LONDON, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even if it is propped up with extensive government subsidies or full cost-recovery from ratepayers, the "Evolutionary Power Reactor" (EPR) - which the French government-controlled utility, Electricite de France (EDF) plans to deliver for the...

2010-08-05 10:48:00

Case for Proposed EPR Reactor Grows Worse by the Week With Unresolved Safety Issues, Rising Costs and Doubts Raised by Former EdF CEO; Are U.S. Taxpayers About to be Stuck With "the Last Tickets for the Titanic"? WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A big red warning light started flashing for U.S. taxpayers in recent days amidst growing indications that the proposed Calvert Cliffs-3 reactor project -- the reported next-in-line recipient of a taxpayer-backed federal loan...

2010-07-06 07:00:00

BEIJING, July 6 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Fire & Security Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CFSG) ("China Fire" or "the Company"), a leading total solution provider of industrial fire protection systems in China, today announced that the Company has been awarded a contract for Fire Detection Systems with China Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd. ("CNPEC"), valued at approximately $10 million, the largest amount contracted from CNPEC to date. CNPEC, headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong...

2010-07-01 10:00:00

Taxpayer-Backed Nuclear Loan Guarantees Make July 4th "Energy Non-Independence Day"; 2 of 3 Leading Loan Guarantees Candidates Have Major Foreign Ownership, Large Reactor Component Construction Jobs Are Overseas. WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The notion that taxpayer-backed loan guarantees for more nuclear power means energy independence in the United States is a hoax that could cost unwary U.S. taxpayers tens of billions of dollars while richly benefiting profitable...

2010-05-06 10:11:00

Call for Southern Company Loan Guarantee to be Rescinded and No Additional Promises or Funds Awarded; Other U.S. Nuclear Reactor Projects In Line for Loan Guarantees Also Pose Major Risks to U.S. Taxpayers WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The only taxpayer-backed loan guarantee bailout to be offered for new nuclear reactors - $8.3 billion for two reactors at Plant Vogtle in Georgia - should be rescinded now that the project was dealt a setback in a decision by a Georgia judge...

2010-02-16 13:04:00

BALTIMORE, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- UniStar Nuclear Energy (UNE) congratulates Southern Company on receipt of the first U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conditional commitment for a loan guarantee for advanced new nuclear energy facilities. UNE is encouraged that DOE has taken this significant step to implement a program that is vital to our low-carbon energy future. We also commend President Obama for his proposed $36 billion expansion of loan guarantee financing authority to propel a new...

2010-02-03 12:30:00

'Ugly' Field of Four Bailout Candidates Present Huge Taxpayer Risks With Rising Cost Estimates, Delays, Flawed Reactor Designs, and Credit Downgrades; January One of Worst Months Ever for Industry WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What if the federal government held a beauty contest for taxpayer-backed nuclear reactor loan guarantee bailouts ... and no reactor project "beauties" could be lined up for the runway? According to experts from around the United States, that is...

2009-10-22 12:30:00

NRC Action Further Underscores Seriousness of Multi-Billion Bailout Risk to Taxpayers; Future of 14 of 25 Planned Reactors -- Including Those in NC, SC, GA, FL, AL -- Now in Jeopardy Given AP1000 Safety Concerns WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Not only does the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) objection last week to major problems in the AP1000 reactor design call into serious question the future of over half of proposed new reactors in the United States (14 of 25), it...

2009-09-08 09:36:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Nuclear Power http://www.reportlinker.com/p0131239/Nuclear-Power.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Nuclear Power in Billion Kilowatt-hours (kWh). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2006 through...


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