"Political Headwinds Hit a Reactor Project on the Chesapeake"

"The proposed Calvert Cliffs 3 reactor in southern Maryland has been considered a leader in the nuclear power industry's hopes for a U.S. renaissance. ...

But the project's future has been thrown into doubt by the ... Maryland PSC. The commission has held hearings this week on whether Électricité de France International's stake in the project creates an unacceptable financial risk for the customers of Constellation's Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., the state's largest regulated power distribution utility. The commission said it will decide whether to approve the EDF-Constellation venture by Oct. 16."

Peter Behr reports for ClimateWire September 18, 2009.

Source: ClimateWire, 09/21/2009