Posts Tagged ‘nuclear’

Apr
2015
14

Building Trades Pres: IL Must Protect Nuclear Plants, Avoid Losing $1.8B in Annual Economic Activity

Building Trades Pres: IL Must Protect Nuclear Plants, Avoid Losing $1.8B in Annual Economic Activity
  In an op-ed for the Chicago Sun-Times, Sean McGarvey, President of North America’s Building Trades Unions, argues that the Illinois legislature must work to preserve the state’s nuclear power industry.  Illinois’ nuclear fleet is among the nation’s most efficient and employs 28,000 people, McGarvey, a member of the...
Mar
2015
20

Building Trades Pres., Southern Co. CEO Receive Award Following Plant Vogtle’s New Construction

Building Trades Pres., Southern Co. CEO Receive Award Following Plant Vogtle's New Construction
  The National Labor and Management Public Affairs Committee (LAMPAC) bestowed the 2015 John D. Dingell Award on Southern Company CEO Thomas A. Fanning and North America’s Building Trades Unions President Sean F. McGarvey for their shared role in making Plant Vogtle’s units 3 and 4 a reality.  The nuclear power facilities are the...
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Oct
2014
3

REPORT: Nuclear Energy Not Only Vital to Clean Energy, It’s a Massive Job Creator

REPORT: Nuclear Energy Not Only Vital to Clean Energy, It's a Massive Job Creator
  The Nuclear Energy Institute has issued a report, “The Impact of Exelon’s Nuclear Fleet on the Illinois Economy,” which details the economic benefits provided by existing nuclear power plants.  Among the report’s key findings are the sustaining of 28,000 jobs and $8.9 billion in the state of Illinois alone, according to a Nuclear...
Jun
2014
6

Labor-Backed Vogtle Plant Expansion, One of Nation’s Largest, Cruising Toward Completion

Labor-Backed Vogtle Plant Expansion, One of Nation's Largest, Cruising Toward Completion
  During testimony to the Public Service Commission, executives from the Georgia Power Company testified that construction of the Vogtle nuclear facility expansion is on schedule and on budget.  The project is being built under a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with labor unions doing the lion’s share of the work.   The $14 billion...
Apr
2014
17

UN Scientists Recommend Tripling of Nuclear Power, Renewable Energy to Fight Global Warming

UN Scientists Recommend Tripling of Nuclear Power, Renewable Energy to Fight Global Warming
  A group of 235 United Nations scientists are arguing that the world needs to triple its renewable and nuclear energy to avoid dangerous levels of global warming.  Their study, the most comprehensive from the UN to date, recommends increased nuclear reactors, renewable energy sources, and retrofitting of current power plants to include...
Dec
2013
18

Georgia Nuclear Unit Construction Experiencing Great Success Under Project Labor Agreement

Georgia Nuclear Unit Construction Experiencing Great Success Under Project Labor Agreement
  Construction of units 3 and 4 at the Vogtle nuclear project in Georgia is ahead of schedule according to Georgia Power officials, another hallmark success story for Project Labor Agreements (PLAs).  The nuclear units are the first to be built in the United States in nearly three decades and, as we reported last year, [&hellip...
Nov
2013
18

Scientists Who Believe in Climate Change Pen Pro-Nuclear Power Letter to Environmentalists

Scientists Who Believe in Climate Change Pen Pro-Nuclear Power Letter to Environmentalists
  A recent letter from four top U.S. scientists to environmental groups argued that renewable energy will not be sufficient to meet future needs. It suggests an emphasis on safe nuclear power is necessary.   The letter was signed by James Hansen, a former top NASA scientist; Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution; Kerry Emanuel [&hellip...