POWERnews [June 1, 2017]

[UPDATE]Trump to Pull U.S. Out of Paris Agreement

President Donald Trump will pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, making the nation one of only three in the world not a party to the…

Six Things You Didn’t Know About the Offshore Wind Power Sector

The world’s offshore wind sector, which has been at near-standstill in the U.S. owing to high costs and technical limitations, is poised to see a fierce developmental gust that can…

Exelon Announces Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant to Close in 2019

Exelon Corp. said it plans to retire the Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power plant around September 30, 2019, unless policy reforms are enacted in Pennsylvania. The company used a similar…

NRC to Issue Construction and Operating License for Dominion’s North Anna ESBWR

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has given its staff the green light to license Dominion Energy’s Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR) proposed for construction at its North Anna site…

Chinese Reactor Is Ahead of Schedule as U.S. Nuclear Projects Flounder

China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC) completed the dome lift at Fuqing Unit 5—the world’s first power plant being constructed utilizing the HPR 1000 (also known as the Hualong One) reactor…