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Another Step Closer To A Third Nuclear Reactor At Calvert Cliffs

Constellation, EDF Agree On Nuclear Venture Terms

Nuclear_SymbolBy BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press Writer Brian Witte, Associated Press Writer Mon Nov 2, 11:32 am ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Constellation Energy Group and France’s EDF agreed Monday with conditions set by Maryland regulators to move forward with a $4.5 billion joint nuclear venture.

Constellation said it had received approval from its board and that the Baltimore-based company is “now moving to close the transaction as quickly as possible.”

EDF is seeking to acquire nearly half of Constellation’s nuclear assets. Constellation has said the joint venture with EDF will enable it to build a third reactor at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby in southern Maryland to meet future energy demands.

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Nuclear Renaissance

Baltimore Based Constellation Energy Aims to Activate Nuclear Renaissance.

On Friday the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a partnership (the transfer of operating licenses) between Constellation Energy and Electricite de France, a French energy company.  Armed with this new vote of support from the US government, Mayo Shattuck, Chief Executive Officer of Constellation Energy, took to the airways this morning to advertise his campaign for a Nuclear Renaissance.

For folks who aren’ t as excited about the Nuclear Renaissance as Mayo Shattuck, consider switching to wind power.  If you live in Baltimore, wind power is currently cheaper than the rates you are receiving from Constellation Energy through BGE.  For more information on switching to wind power, CLICK HERE.

For an article in the Washington Post about the transfer of operating licenses, CLICK HERE.