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2008-08-18 12:00:49

By Steven Erlanger Maia de la Baume contributed reporting from Paris and Matthew L. Wald contributed from Washington. * It looks like an ordinary building site, but for the two massive, rounded concrete shells looming above the ocean, like dusty mushrooms. Here on the Normandy coast, France is building its newest nuclear reactor, alongside two older ones. It is the first reactor to be built in the country in 10 years and will cost $5.1 billion. And President Nicolas Sarkozy has...

2008-08-17 21:00:41

By Sandy Shore Associated Press DENVER -- Cattleman George Glasier sees the next nuclear era amid the blood-orange mesas of the Paradox Valley, the same Western range lands that hold a darker legacy from the last rush to pull uranium from the ground. Residents of this valley near the Four Corners region are getting an unimpeded view of the second uranium rush. Many are worried. Glasier, the one-time mining executive-turned-rancher, wants to build a uranium mill on cattle grazing land...

2008-08-05 12:00:59

By STEVE TERRELL Republican makes few references to oil in spot By Steve Terrell The New Mexican After nearly two months of television ads by Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tom Udall, his Republican opponent Steve Pearce launched his first TV ad, talking up nuclear energy and blasting "far-left environmentalists." Pearce's 30-second ad is titled Nuclear. It begins with the candidate speaking against a lush landscape of green grass and trees. "It may not be politically correct, but...

2008-07-21 03:00:39

By Hagadone, Zach U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, returned recently from a fact- finding trip to France, where he toured several AREVA nuclear facilities and met with the energy giant's CEO Anne Lauvergeon. Craig, who is a senior member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has been a longtime, vocal booster of nuclear energy and was a major player in the effort to bring the AREVA's new $2 billion uranium enrichment facility to the Idaho Falls area. Of particular...

2008-07-16 06:00:40

Text of unattributed report headlined "Another media blitz planned on nuclear energy" published by Indian newspaper The Hindu website on 16 July New Delhi: Stating that the India-US nuclear deal will end India's technological isolation suffered since the Pokharan tests, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora said on Tuesday [15 July] that the deal assured the country of supplies needed to power the future. "If we do not act now, our future energy dependence is at stake," he said....

2008-07-15 12:00:53

Text of report by Indian news agency PTI New Delhi, 15 July: Petroleum Ministry is planning a second round of media blitzkrieg to explain the strategic importance of nuclear energy, which Oil Minister Murli Deora said would help reduce revenue loss on fuel sales. Within days of India approaching International Atomic Energy Agency for country-specific safeguards for nuclear power plants, the ministry issued advertisements in newspapers explaining what the uranium extracted energy can do to...

2008-07-11 09:00:59

By Judy Dempsey With Germany committed to reducing global warming gases while struggling to deal with soaring fuel costs, one of the giant energy companies in the country said Thursday that Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition could only deal with both issues by extending the working life of the country's nuclear plants. Wulf Bernotat, chairman of the European energy powerhouse E.ON, said during an interview here that it was "questionable" whether Merkel's government of conservatives and...

2008-07-10 12:01:10

Text of report by leading Estonian newspaper Postimees website on 7 July [Commentary by Taavi Veskimagi, Pro Patria and Res Publica MP: "Energy Rule: Change or Die"] According to the widely accepted scenario, the world population will grow by 50 per cent by 2050. In addition, global GDP will be four times bigger and consume twice as much energy as today. How will we survive in the energy-hungry world? "Change or die" would be a short rule for Estonian energy. Our opportunity and threat...

2008-07-09 06:00:34

By Dee DePass, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 9--Defense and aerospace contractor Alliant Techsystems is about to go nuclear in a big way. The Eden Prairie company will complete a centrifuge rotor-tube factory in West Virginia next month that will play a crucial role in delivering cheaper enriched uranium to the resurgent nuclear power industry. Alliant's 125,000-square-foot plant will employ 120 people and produce 11,500 rotor tubes for U.S. Enrichment Corp. (USEC). Alliant's...

2008-07-08 18:00:36

By DAVID HUNT JEA is finalizing a contract that would blend 206 megawatts of nuclear energy - enough energy to light up about 20,000 homes - into the region's power portfolio. The energy, which will be critical as the region grows, will be purchased from a nuclear plant in Eastern Georgia and make up about 5 percent of the utility's energy mix. JEA's board of directors decided earlier this year that nuclear energy should make up about 10 percent of its power. The move was in response to...


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