Dept. Of Energy Accepts Bay Area Company's Application To Build New-Design Nuclear ReactorThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has accepted a license application submitted by Sunnyvale-based Oklo Inc., to build a 1.5-megawatt compact nuclear reactor at the U.S. Department of Energy’s nuclear site in eastern Idaho
PG&E Offer Of Free Electricity From Nuclear Power Plant Raises Ethical DilemmaPG&E is offering clean energy providers in the East Bay millions of dollars of electricity at no cost, but the source of the electricity is proving to be a deal breaker for some.
Idaho Test Reactor Deemed Pivotal to U.S. Nuclear Power StrategyA nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power industry with a safer generation of power plants.
Trump Orders 'Immediate Steps' to Boost Coal, Nuke PowerPres. Trump on Friday directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take "immediate steps" to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants to keep them open.
Russia's Huge Floating Nuclear Power Plant Embarks on 1st VoyageThe marine nuclear plant, dubbed a "floating Chernobyl" by Greenpeace activists, is slated to provide power to an Arctic port town next year.
California Going Nuke Free; Diablo Canyon To Shut Down A utility company and environmental groups have reached an agreement that will close California's last nuclear power plant, ending the state's nuclear power era.
Fault Threatening Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Possibly Linked To 2nd, Larger FaultThe Hosgri fault has long been considered the greatest seismic threat to Diablo Canyon nuclear plant; scientists think Hosgri may be linked to a longer, more dangerous fault to the north.
State's Nuclear Power Industry On Brink Of Extinction As PG&E Mulls Shutting Diablo CanyonFacing increasing concerns over earthquakes, a boom in alternative energy production and a tough regulatory environment, PG&E may let its license to operate California's last nuclear power plant at Diablo Canyon expire in 2025.
Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury LimitsThe Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.
San Francisco Fukushima Protest Marks Japan Earthquake AnniversaryBay Area residents were marking the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear accident Tuesday with events including a protest outside the Japanese consulate in San Francisco - one of many planned at consulates across the United States.
Sen. Boxer Wants Probe Of San Onofre Nuclear Power PlantCalifornia Sen. Barbara Boxer wants the Justice Department to investigate if the operator of the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant intentionally misled federal regulators.
PG&E California Fault Line Blasting Plan Draws Environmental CriticismPacific Gas and Electric, owner of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant near Morrow Bay, plans to map the underwater fault lines to determine their risk to the plant, but environmentalists claim that could kill countless fish.
Officials Mull Offshore Seismic Tests Near Diablo Canyon Nuke PlantPlans to use powerful air cannons in an undersea seismic study near a Central California nuclear power plant have federal and state officials juggling concerns over marine life with public safety.
Proposed Ballot Measure Would Shut California Nuclear PlantsThe proposed Nuclear Waste Act of 2012 would require that no nuclear power be generated until the federal government can permanently dispose of high-level nuclear waste.
Poll Finds Support For New California Nuclear Plants On The Decline A Field Poll finds voter support dwindling for the building of more nuclear power plants in California, but a majority believes the state’s existing plants are safe.