Latest Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant Stories

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...

2009-10-15 11:00:00

Eleven Key Environmental and Energy Organizations Warn That Public Health and Safety in Jeopardy if New Reactor Process is Rushed; Would Not Address Real Cause of Delays WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading U.S. environment and energy groups call on the Senate to reject any additions to the climate bill that would further "streamline" the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) licensing process for new reactors, because it could threaten public health and safety. The...

2009-03-30 10:00:00

Research to Show That Modest Gains in Energy Efficiency, Renewable Power Would Cover Growth in Demand - and Allow Retirement of Existing Coal-Fired Units WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina consumers will see wallet-busting increases in their electric bills if Duke Energy and Progress Energy move ahead with plans for up to four nuclear reactors and a coal-fired power plant, according to a major new report prepared by the former chair of the Duke University...

2008-12-17 13:09:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- After a two-year review, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved Progress Energy's (NYSE: PGN) request to extend the operating license of the Harris Nuclear Plant through 2046. Carbon-free nuclear power is a part of Progress Energy's balanced solution to meet growing energy demand in the Carolinas. This balanced approach includes efficiency programs, investments in renewable technology and state-of-the-art plants. (Logo:...

2008-09-14 03:00:21

By Scarola, Jim 1. What is Progress Energy 's motivation in applying for combined operating license for Shearon Harris Units 2 and 3? Since the company last added baseload generation in the Carolinas in the mid- 1980s, Progress Energy Carolinas has added almost half a million new customers. Our service area in the Carolinas is growing by 25,000 to 30,000 new homes and businesses every year. We need a new baseload plant in order to meet the energy needs of our customers. Carbon- free nuclear...

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