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Rick Perry’s new energy proposal works for nuclear energy and the environment

November 13th, 2017|

Detractors say that the Trump administration's new energy subsidy is bad for the environment because it supports coal. But they've forgotten nuclear. Nuclear power plant in Reform, Mo.(Photo: Jeff Roberson, AP) Late last

The Energy 202: Perry’s power grid proposal nabs some union backing

October 23rd, 2017|

When Energy Secretary Rick Perry proposed a plan to subsidize coal and nuclear plants for reliably supplying electricity to the power grid, he scrambled the usual alliances that exist on energy issues. Oil and gas

DOE Announces New Funding Opportunity to Support Advanced Nuclear Reactor Power Plants

October 20th, 2017|

ARPA-E Provides up to $20 Million in Funding for Technologies to Enable Lower Cost, Safer Advanced Nuclear Plant Designs WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $20 million in funding for projects as

New Areva Wins New Dismantling Contract In Germany

October 16th, 2017|

PRESS RELEASE October 16, 2017 Within the scope of the dismantling of the Philippsburg 2 and Neckarwestheim II* nuclear power plants, EnBW has selected the AREVA Decommissioning and Services GmbH-EWN consortium to dismantle the reactor pressure

University of Texas Explores Bid to Manage Nuclear Lab

October 9th, 2017|

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The University of Texas is among the educational and business institutions considering bids to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory. The university system's regents recently approved spending up to $4.5 million to prepare

Full Northbound MoPac Express Lane to Open This Weekend

October 5th, 2017|

OCTOBER 5, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Steve Pustelnyk Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority 512-996-9778 (office) 512-680-9997 (cell) (Austin, Texas) — The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (Mobility Authority) announced today that the full northbound

Viewpoints: City should define ‘affordable housing’ in CodeNext talks

September 30th, 2017|

Like its predecessor, the second draft of CodeNext — the city’s proposed overhaul of its land-use and zoning code — largely has been sold as a way of increasing affordable housing for residents who cannot

Manor ISD launches its first special Olympics team

September 30th, 2017|

Manor High School has formed a special Olympics team—the first in Manor ISD. The team will expand the opportunity for participation in competitive sports to more students than ever before. Manor High School has formed a

Areva’s space-saving solution for used fuel storage

September 29th, 2017|

Areva TN has launched the NUHOMS Matrix advanced used nuclear fuel storage overpack, which it says "addresses the challenges faced by its customers in storing used fuel safely, efficiently and competitively". The system can reduce

DOE Emergency Responders Active in Power Restoration Efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

September 27th, 2017|

Emergency responders at the Department of Energy (DOE) have joined with FEMA and the federal community, the governments of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) and industry partners in

Spain: AREVA NP installs innovative monitoring system at Trillo nuclear power plant

September 26th, 2017|

AREVA NP has successfully completed the replacement of the reactor pressure vessel level (RPVL) monitoring system within the Trillo* Spanish nuclear power plant, operated by the utility CNAT (Centrales Nucleares Almaraz-Trillo). The system constantly monitors

John Sharp: Abbott’s recovery czar takes charge

September 25th, 2017|

Texas A&M University System chancellor John Sharp, right, was handpicked by Gov. Greg Abbott, left, to be the state's storm recovery czar. The two were once neighbors. AUSTIN - As a boy he