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Carbon dioxide emissions from the USA's 100 largest power producers fell 10% between 2019 and 2020, according to the latest in a series of benchmarking studies dating back to 1997. Nuclear accounted for over half of the zero-carbon resources which together generated about 38% of US electricity in 2020.

Date: Thursday, 22 July 2021
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The USA will need its existing nuclear power plants to help meet the Biden Administration's net zero by 2035 pledge, White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy said yesterday during a webinar held by Columbia University Centre on Global Energy Policy. Last month, President Joe Biden announced a target to cut US emissions by 50%-52% from 2005 levels by 2030.

Date: Thursday, 20 May 2021
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In her confirmation hearing on 27 January before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, President Joe Biden's nominee for energy secretary stressed the need to create new jobs through achieving the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Date: Tuesday, 02 February 2021
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The US power sector made significant progress in the transition away from coal in 2019, driving substantial reductions in pollution from the power sector, according to a newly released benchmarking study of the country's 100 largest power producers. Nuclear made up 55% of the USA's zero-carbon resources.

Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2020
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US President Donald Trump on 6 February signalled a change of policy on plans to construct a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.

Date: Tuesday, 11 February 2020
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A financial rescue package worth around $1 billion for Ohio's two nuclear power plants was approved by lawmakers and the state governor on 23 July.

Date: Wednesday, 31 July 2019
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California's last nuclear plant, Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E’s) Diablo Canyon plant in San Luis Obispo County, will close in 2025, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) said on 11 January. The CPUC's five commissioners unanimously approved a revised version of the joint proposal for Diablo Canyon's closure that was put forward by PG&E together with labour and environmental organisations.

Date: Tuesday, 16 January 2018
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