"Unraveling the Nuclear Renaissance"

"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. ...

On Thursday, a panel of administrative law judges ruled that Électricité de France could not proceed with a plant in Maryland, Calvert Cliffs 3."

Matthew L. Wald reports for the New York Times August 31, 2012.
 

Source: NY Times, 09/03/2012