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May 22, 2024

Nuclear

Senate ENR Committee
Manchin not Ready to Give up on Bipartisan Permitting Bill
Sen. Joe Manchin rebuffed Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's assertion that permitting reform was dead in the current Congress during an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on load growth from data centers.
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Constellation to Maximize Nuclear Fleet’s Output
Constellation Energy is looking at squeezing more megawatts out of existing reactors, extending their operational lives and building new generation beside existing facilities.
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Report: Small Nuclear Reactors not the Answer
A new report warns that small modular nuclear reactors are not the energy panacea that their proponents have described.
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PSEG Sees New Market for Nuclear in AI, Data Centers
PSEG is looking to use excess capacity at its three South Jersey nuclear generators to provide clean energy for data centers and AI development projects, CEO Ralph LaRossa said in the company’s first-quarter earnings call.
BloombergNEF
BNEF Summit Focuses on Financing Energy Transition, Fast and Slow
Global investment in passenger electric vehicles was up 36% in 2023, investment in energy storage jumped 77%, and investment in carbon capture and storage nearly doubled.
PSEG
PSEG Plans for 80-year Nuclear Generation in NJ
New Jersey's Energy Master Plan says nuclear plants will need to be “retained past current licenses” and predicts that in 2050 nuclear plants will produce 16% of the state’s electricity.
Resources for the Future
RFF Analysis of Net-zero Projections Finds Continued Fossil Fuel Use
Many recent projections for energy use have fossil fuel use plateauing after 2030, when it needs to rapidly decline to meet midcentury carbon targets, Resources for the Future said.
Holtec International
LPO Announces $1.52B Loan to Restart Palisades Nuclear Plant
Michigan’s 800-MW Palisades nuclear power plant could become the first nuclear plant in the U.S. to be restarted, helped by a $1.52 billion loan from DOE’s Loan Programs Office.
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Energy Department Offers $6 Billion for Industrial Decarbonization
The U.S. Department of Energy announced $6 billion in funding for 33 projects that are meant to help decarbonize difficult-to-abate, energy-intensive industries. 
NERC
Counterflow: Hair (and Pants) on Fire

The Washington Post’s warning that “America is running out of power” lacks context and distracts us from the real work at hand, says columnist Steve Huntoon.


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