BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday defended her government's decision to phase out nuclear power and switch to renewable energies within a decade, but acknowledged the need to overhaul and speed up the transition plan.
Mitt Romney expressed support for the struggling uranium enrichment company USEC, saying that its efforts are critical to both national and energy security, Politico reports. USEC has been seeking more than $2 billion in federal aid for its American Centrifuge Project in Ohio.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Prairie Island Indian Community detailing its collaboration in reviewing the potential environmental impacts of renewing the on-site storage facility license at the Prairie Island nuclear plant.
The Energy Department has failed to fully show that $6 billion in economic stimulus money spent to clean up government-owned nuclear and chemical waste sites has met performance goals, the Government Accountability Office said Monday.
In a report mandated by Congress, the GAO said that past project management problems it has seen in the department's work to clean up Cold War hazardous waste sites cropped up again in the stimulus spending by the Office of Environmental Management.
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Dealing a blow to the conservative government's vision of becoming a regional energy powerhouse, Lithuanians voted instead for big-spending politicians and rejected plans for a new nuclear power plant.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is ready to show flexibility at nuclear talks to ease Western concerns over its contentious nuclear program, its foreign ministry spokesman said on Saturday, as tensions rise in the standoff between the Islamic Republic, Israel and the West.
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell told the Interior Department his administration is willing to invest up to $50 million in an assessment of oil reserves of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Bloomberg reports.