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Kate Sheppard

Department of Energy Approves Nuclear Loan Guarantee, But Program Is Off To A Slow Start

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz traveled to Waynesboro, Ga., Thursday to announce the finalization of a $6.5 billion loan guarantee for ...

The Unclear Nuclear Revival

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Despite the recent green-lighting of the first new nuclear reactors in decades, most of the industry's celebratory assertions about nuclear power's revival, its potential to "jumpstart" the economy, and its relative safety don't hold up to scrutiny.

New Reactors Signal U.S. Nuclear Energy Resurgence

Christine Todd Whitman | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
Christine Todd Whitman

We need a cost-efficient, low-carbon solution to the nation's increasing electricity demand. Expanding nuclear energy as part of the mix of electricity generation options is necessary to meeting our nation's growing power needs cleanly and cost-effectively.

U.S. Nuke Reactor Shuts Down Unexpectedly

AP | Posted 06.22.2011 | Green

ATLANTA -- A nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle in eastern Georgia has been taken out of service until authorities determine why it unexpectedly shut dow...

Southern Company, Obama's First Nuclear Beneficiary, Has Serious Safety Concerns

Mother Jones | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In its eagerness to woo Republicans with nuclear-friendly policies, the Obama administration plans to hand out $54.5 billion in government-backed loan...