ENERGY/NUCLEAR/OHIO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Ohio House approved a bill Wednesday [5-29-19] to gut clean energy standards and subsidize at-risk nuclear and coal plants after a last-minute push from a Trump reelection official to secure its passage. Bob Paduchik, a senior adviser to the Trump reelection campaign, made calls Tuesday [5-28-19] night to at least […]

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NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set for Vietnam’s capital from Feb. 27-28. Trump and Kim met last June in Singapore, outreach the American president has said opened a path to peace. But that face-to-face hasn’t resulted in any solid plan for […]

Read More… from 2/21/2019


LEGAL/LOBBYING/MICHAEL COHEN/NUCLEAR ENERGY/TRUMP PEOPLE: “A major donor to President Trump agreed to pay $10 million to the president’s then-personal attorney if he successfully helped obtain funding for a nuclear-power project, including a $5 billion loan from the U.S. government, according to people familiar with the matter. The donor, Franklin L. Haney, gave the contract to […]

Read More… from 8/2/2018


FOREIGN POLICY/NUCLEAR ENERGY/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is pursuing a deal to sell nuclear reactors to Saudi Arabia despite the kingdom’s refusal to accept the most stringent restrictions against the proliferation of nuclear weapons, U.S. officials say. Saudi Arabia’s nuclear energy ambitions could open a new market worth tens of billions of dollars, […]

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ENERGY/ENERGY ALT/NUCLEAR ENERGY: “Federal energy regulators on Monday [1-8-18] rejected a Trump administration proposal aimed at shoring up struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants to bolster the nation’s electricity grid, saying the administration hadn’t persuaded them the plan was needed to ensure the system’s reliability. The administration plan, proposed in September, is one of its […]

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MICHAEL FLYNN/NATIONAL SECURITY/NUCLEAR ENERGY: “Private-sector backers of a controversial Middle East nuclear plan worked with former national security adviser Mike Flynn to promote it inside the White House, to the point of sending him a draft memo for the president to sign authorizing the project. At issue was a proposal to build dozens of nuclear […]

Read More… from 11/28/2017


ENERGY/LOBBYING/NUCLEAR ENERGY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump plans to nominate Melissa Burnison, a nuclear energy industry lobbyist, to serve as assistant secretary in charge of congressional and intergovernmental affairs at the U.S. Energy Department, the White House said on Wednesday. Burnison is currently director of federal programs for the Nuclear Energy Institute, ‘where she plans, […]

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ENERGY/EPA/NUCLEAR ENERGY: “A Trump administration proposal aimed at shoring up coal-fired and nuclear power plants across the nation has generated opposition from an array of energy and consumer interests, including some who are often at odds on energy policy. Oil and gas companies, wind and solar power producers, some public utilities, electricity consumers and environmentalists—rarely […]

Read More… from 10/22/2017


LEGAL/MICHAEL FLYNN/NUCLEAR ENERGY: “As a top official in President Donald Trump’s transition team, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn actively promoted a private-sector scheme to build dozens of nuclear reactors across the Middle East known informally in the transition as the ‘Marshall Plan.’ But he did not publicly disclose that backers of the plan had paid him […]

Read More… from 9/13/2017


ENERGY/NUCLEAR ENERGY: “In a major blow to the future of nuclear power in the United States, two South Carolina utilities said on Monday [7-31-17] that they would abandon two unfinished nuclear reactors in the state, putting an end to a project that was once expected to showcase advanced nuclear technology but has since been plagued […]

Read More… from 7/31/2017