31 Aug '12, 4pm

Unraveling the Nuclear Renaissance

Power plants are a bit like insect eggs. At the start, there are huge numbers, but few of them make it to adulthood. The last few days may have seen the demise of two reactor projects that had looked promising a few years ago, when the economy was strong and people worried about the high price of natural gas and the possibility of a price on carbon emissions. But natural gas is at historic lows, carbon charges seem unlikely, and lately neither reactor project has looked likely. On Wednesday, Exelon Corporation , the nation’s largest nuclear operator, threw in the towel on a planned twin-reactor project in Victoria County in Texas. Texas is short of generating capacity, but it has vast amounts of natural gas and a highly competitive electric market, both of which make it hard to build a reactor. Exelon had not said exactly when it would build, but it took advantage of a pro...

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