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NextEra Energy leaves Nuclear Energy Institute, takes legal action against it

Utility Dive 5th Feb 2018, NextEra Energy declined to renew its membership in the Nuclear Energy
Institute and is now suing the trade group over access to a nuclear
industry personnel database, Personnel Access Data System (PADS). NEI has
blocked access to the resource unless NextEra pays close to $900,000.

NextEra operates eight nuclear reactors but decided to exit the group after
it advocated for a now-defunct Department of Energy proposal that would
have propped up struggling nuclear and coal generators. NextEra also has a
large portfolio of renewable and gas-fired assets that would have been hurt
by the proposal.

NextEra’s decision reflects uncertainty in the nuclear
industry, where plants face fierce competition from natural gas and
stagnant demand, while struggling to control rising operational costs.
Louisiana-based Entergy also decided to exit NEI membership.


February 14, 2018 - Posted by | Legal, USA

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