How the Vogtle Nuclear Expansion’s Costs Escalated

The project to expand the two-unit Plant Vogtle nuclear power station in Georgia with two new AP1000 reactors has suffered debilitating delays and mounting costs. The project is owned by four partners: Southern Co. subsidiary Georgia Power (45.7%), Oglethorpe Power Corp. (OPC, 30%), Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG Power, 22.7%), and Dalton Utilities (1.6%). Units […]

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Russia to send newer, S-300 missile defense systems to Syria

Russia to send newer, S-300 missile defense systems to Syria

MOSCOW — Russia announced Monday that it will supply the Syrian government with more modern S-300 missile defense systems, following last week’s downing of a Russian plane by Syria, a friendly fire incident that sent regional tensions over the war-torn country soaring.

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Senate passes bill giving coconut farmers greater representation in PCA board

All 18 senators present on Monday passed on the final reading a measure that will provide coconut farmers greater representation in the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) board, which was tasked to manage the coco levy fund.

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No second chance for ‘narco’ cops; over 300 sacked – Albayalde

No second chance for ‘narco’ cops; over 300 sacked – Albayalde

More than 300 policemen who tested positive for using illegal drugs have been dismissed from the force, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said Monday.

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[UPDATED] Breached Duke Energy Cooling Lake Floods Plant, Enters Cape Fear River

Hurricane Florence floodwaters have breached a cooling lake dam at Duke Energy’s Sutton Plant in Wilmington, North Carolina, releasing water into the Cape Fear River and flooding the footprint of the gas plant at the site, which has been shut down.  The company’s latest update signals mounting troubles at the site, where Duke Energy shuttered […]

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Breached Duke Energy Cooling Lake Floods Plant, Enters Cape Fear River

Hurricane Florence floodwaters have breached a cooling lake dam at Duke Energy’s Sutton Plant in Wilmington, North Carolina, releasing water into the Cape Fear River and flooding the footprint of the gas plant at the site, which has been shut down.  The company’s latest update signals mounting troubles at the site, where Duke Energy shuttered […]

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Panelo: Trillanes engaged in publicity stunts

Panelo: Trillanes engaged in publicity stunts

The chief presidential legal counsel, Salvador Panelo, has dismissed as “mere publicity stunts” Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s continued stay in the Senate and claims of military surveillance.

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Tish, Jessica, Hermon and other missing martial law activists

Tish, Jessica, Hermon and other  missing martial law activists

Students. Labor leaders. Farmers. Members of the clergy. Teachers.  Most of them were young activists in their teens, others in their 40s or 50s. 

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Companies End Effort to Buy Navajo Generating Station

The companies negotiating to purchase the largest coal-fired power plant in the southwestern U.S. have ended their pursuit, which means the 2,250-MW Navajo Generating Station (NGS) near Page, Arizona, remains scheduled to close by year-end 2019. Avenue Capital, a New York-based global investment firm focused on distressed assets, and Chicago-based Middle River Power on September […]

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