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2011-10-13 09:07:00

Is DOE Hiding Miniscule Credit Subsidy Fee of 1.5 Percent ... Or Even Less ...for New Vogtle Reactors? Ignoring Need for Transparency After Collapse of Recent Loan Guarantee, DOE Continues to Refuse to Operate in an Open, Taxpayer-Friendly Way. ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After more than a year and a half of stonewalling by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) said this week that it will press ahead with its Freedom of...

2011-08-09 12:30:00

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Releases Expert Engineer's Report Highlighting Major Roadblocks to Finishing Long-Abandoned Critically Compromised Reactor Project KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Efforts by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to resume construction at the long-shuttered, nearly forty-year-old Bellefonte nuclear reactor Unit 1 in Jackson County, Alabama, are unlikely to be successful due to seven major problems, including water damage to...

2011-08-08 10:00:00

Analysis Will Detail Seven Major Factors Making Completion Costly, Unlikely and Dangerous August 9, 2011 News Advisory KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major new report from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) about the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) controversial plan to resume work on the long-shuttered Bellefonte nuclear reactor Unit 1 near Hollywood, Alabama will be released during a live phone-based news conference on August 9, 2011 at 1:30...

2011-04-14 10:00:00

Public Citizen, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace Among Those Urging NRC to Delay Licensing While NRC and Presidential Commission Conduct a Full Study of Implications of Japan Reactor Crisis. WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A total of 45 groups and individuals from across the nation are formally asking the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to immediately suspend all licensing and other activities at 21 proposed nuclear...

2011-02-24 15:40:00

NRC's Assumptions About the Impacts of Waste Disposal are Obsolete - An Environmental Impact Statement is Needed to Comply With Federal Law, Groups Say WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than a week after three states went to court to dispute the safety issues of storing nuclear waste on site at reactor sites, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) faces two major new legal challenges to the agency's 2010 findings that used nuclear reactor fuel and high-level...

2010-12-14 10:05:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $5 million to the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy to help Southern truckers and businesses buy cleaner big rigs. The money will guarantee loans used to buy retrofitted used tractor-trailers at Rush Truck Centers throughout the South. These trucks will run substantially cleaner than other rigs of the same vintage. The program is designed to improve air quality along Southern roads. "We are...

2010-08-19 12:30:00

Prospects for New Nuclear Reactors in State Now Worse Than Ever, Industry Should Not Be Allowed to Waste $200 Million More in Customer Money Tuesday Marks Start of PSC Hearings on FPL and Progress Requests for Unjustifiable 'Nuclear Cost Recovery' That Would Push Bill For Utility Consumers to Nearly $500 Million For Nuclear Reactors That Are Not Needed... and Very Likely Will Never Be Built TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the Florida Public Service Commission...

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...

2010-02-03 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...