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Electricite de France SA Votes to Approve $24 Billion Nuclear Power Plant Project in U.K

Electricite de France SA Votes to Approve $24 Billion Nuclear Power Plant Projec

On Thursday, the board of French utility EDF narrowly voted to approve an 18 billion pound or $24 billion project to build the first nuclear power plant in Britain in two decades. That pushes concerns of financial strains from the construction on the state-run utility at the back seat.

Illinois State Legislators to Decide the Fate of Nuclear Power in the State

Illinois State Legislators to Decide the Fate of Nuclear Power in the State

In recent years, regulations and market forces have made the nuclear energy business tougher and that is something which two of the Illinois facilities operated by Exelon are facing.

The Illinois state legislators are yet to decide whether those should be put on life support or prematurely closed down.

Power Outage Affects Three Vermont Counties; Power Restored on Sunday

Power Outage Affects Three Vermont Counties; Power Restored on SundayOfficials of Vermont Electric Power Cooperative said that power has been restored in Orleans, Essex and Caledonia counties. A power outage early morning was caused by a broken transmission pole which might have snapped due to extreme cold weather. Even the cellphone services in the area have been restored.

Petrobras Plans to Sell Stake in Gaspetro to Japan’s Mitsui

Petrobras Plans to Sell Stake in Gaspetro to Japan’s MitsuiSources having knowledge of the matter said that the board of state-controlled Petróleo Brasileiro SA has given a green signal to sell a minority stake in one of the natural gas distribution units to Mitsui & Co Ltd, of Japan. However, the deal is not finalized as yet and things depend on some aspects that are yet to be decided.

SAMWU Postpones Strike against City Power Bringing some Relief

SAMWU Postpones Strike against City Power Bringing some ReliefThe news that the planned strike by the union against City Power on Monday has been postponed was a big relief for South Africa.

Yester day, the news emerged after Rev Frank Chikane City Power's chairman along with other members of the board met the representatives of SA Municipal Workers' Union to discuss matters and look for solutions to the grievances or the union workers.

Zimbabwe Asks Big Mining Companies to Trim Power Usage by 25% to Cope with Shortages

Zimbabwe Asks Big Mining Companies to Trim Power Usage by 25% to Cope with ShortagesTo cope with the huge power shortage in the country, Zimbabwe is asking big mining companies to trim their power consumption by almost twenty five percent and that also includes the two top platinum producers if the world.

NCSU and Johns Hopkins team developed a way to minimize power disruption

NCSU and Johns Hopkins team developed a way to minimize power disruptionSporadic instability in power transmission lines can slowly upset a power grid, and when wind turbines are in the mix, problems may get even more.

At N. C. State University and Johns Hopkins University researchers have developed a way to minimize those disruptions.

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