Nuclear reactor plan on hold | Nuclear reactor plan on hold

John Murawski, Staff Writer
Progress Energy will delay building a new reactor at the Shearon Harris nuclear plant in Wake County and instead push customers to use less electricity.

Robert McGehee, chief executive of the Raleigh utility, said Wednesday that the company will also observe a moratorium on proposing coal-burning power plants as it devotes the next two years to testing whether its 1.2 million customers in the state are willing to commit to energy efficiency.

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