U.S. Department of Energy Announces First Awards under Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program

LCG, October 16, 2020--The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this week announced it has selected two U.S.-based teams to receive $160 million in initial funding under the new Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP).

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PSEG Files Application to Extend Zero Emission Certificates (ZECs) for New Jersey's Carbon-Free Nuclear Power Facilities

LCG, October 2, 2020--PSEG yesterday filed applications to extend Zero Emission Certificates (ZECs) for the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants in Salem County in order to preserve New Jersey's largest carbon-free source of electricity and to help New Jersey achieve its clean energy goal of 100 percent carbon-free energy supply by 2050.

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Industry News

Japan Considers Increased Gas Deregulation

LCG, December 26, 2002A Japanese Economy Ministry group has recommended opening the retail natural gas market to 44% of demand in 2004 and over 50% in 2007.

Japan already has made steps to deregulate its retail gas industry since 1995. Currently gas sellers that are not gas utilities can sell retail gas to commercial and industrial users at the rate of about 1 million cubic meters per year, or roughly 37% of all demand.

Now a group within the Ministry of Economy has advised a Japanese economic advisory board to allow 44% of natural gas to be sold in a deregulated market starting April 2004, and by April 2007, to deregulate over 50%.

Japanese officials have also discussed complete gas deregulation after 2007.

An advisory group will meet in January to discuss these suggestions, public commentary will follow, and another meeting will be held in February before any recommendations will be sent to Minister of Trade Takeo Hiranuma.

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