16 April 2012
ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT: More action needed sooner on climate change
Greenhouse gas emissions remain on a steadily rising path despite policymakers’ best efforts, an OECD report has warned. Nuclear was noted as a major mitigating technology, while governments were urged to avoid ‘lock-in’ to carbon-emitting generation.
CORPORATE: Mississippi electric supplier eyes share in Summer
A wholesale electricity supplier in Mississippi is in discussions with Santee Cooper about buying a share of the output from the two reactors under construction at the VC Summer plant in South Carolina. South Mississippi Electric Power Association is also considering buying a portion of Santee Cooper’s 45% interest in the new units.
REGULATION & SAFETY: Close-up on Fukushima pool debris
Tepco has released images of debris including parts of a crane used for moving fuel in the used fuel pool at Fukushima Daiichi unit 3. Meanwhile, work is due to begin to cover unit 4’s reactor building.