DOE Grants California’s Request to Revise Civil Nuclear Credit Program Eligibility, Extends Deadline

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 13:39:06 +0000

The Department of Energy (DOE) has revised eligibility criteria for the first-award cycle of its $6 billion Civil Nuclear Credit (CNC) program and extended its application period to Sept. 6, 2022. The action responds to a request for adjustments from the California governor’s office to better address Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E’s) 2,240-MW Diablo Canyon […]

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Supreme Court Limits EPA Authority to Regulate Power Plant Emissions

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 14:13:41 +0000

The U.S. Supreme Court has curbed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) options for limiting emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) from power plants, an important environmental decision that could impact the federal government’s authority to enforce other regulations. The court in a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, on June 30 said the EPA does […]

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California Legislature Passes Bill to Support Reliability Reserve, Lifeline for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 13:52:21 +0000

California’s State Legislature has passed a bill that could extend the operating lives of existing generating facilities slated for retirement, potentially providing a new lifeline for the 2,240-MW Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP), which has a premature closure date in 2025. Both houses on June 29 passed AB-205 Energy, an energy trailer bill that Gov. […]

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AEMO Begins Cautious Lift of Australian Electricity Market Suspension

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 13:47:05 +0000

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) on June 22 initiated the first step to lift a suspension of its National Electricity Market (NEM), citing a “clear improvement in market conditions.” The measure comes more than a week since it indefinitely suspended spot markets in all regions of its NEM, given critical power generation supply shortfalls […]

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The Regulatory Structures or Economic Opportunities that are Driving—or Hindering—Building Electrification

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2022 19:51:11 +0000

Although the electricity generation and transportation sectors account for a far greater share of greenhouse gas emissions than the residential and commercial building sector, policy makers are targeting building electrification as a means for making a significant contribution to economy-wide emission reductions. Federal, state, and local governments are using various policy levers toward this goal, […]

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Is Carbon Management the Key to Reaching Net Zero?

Credit to Author: Kirstin Gibbs| Date: Mon, 23 May 2022 20:48:51 +0000

Iowa-based Summit Carbon Solutions last year announced plans to develop a new carbon capture and storage project across the Midwest. The project seeks to capture carbon dioxide emissions that otherwise would be emitted into the atmosphere from biorefineries, such as ethanol plants, compress the captured carbon dioxide, and transport it through a pipeline to North […]

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Is Carbon Management the Key to Reaching Net Zero?

Credit to Author: Kirstin Gibbs| Date: Mon, 23 May 2022 20:48:51 +0000

Iowa-based Summit Carbon Solutions last year announced plans to develop a new carbon capture and storage project across the Midwest. The project seeks to capture carbon dioxide emissions that otherwise would be emitted into the atmosphere from biorefineries, such as ethanol plants, compress the captured carbon dioxide, and transport it through a pipeline to North […]

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SRP Warns Arizona Regulator Reliability at Risk by 2024 without Gas Plant Expansion

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 19 May 2022 14:25:04 +0000

Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (SRP) is seeking a rehearing and reconsideration of the Arizona Corporation Commission’s (ACC’s) denial of a major gas power plant expansion, which the public power utility has stressed will be crucial for near-term system reliability and long-term renewable integration.  In a filing on May 16, SRP urged […]

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UK Leans Heavily on Nuclear in Bold New Energy Strategy

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 02 May 2022 04:16:00 +0000

A long-awaited energy strategy published by the UK government on April 6 lays out bold commitments that tackle Great Britain’s multi-pronged challenges, including achieving net-zero carbon emissions while

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Administration, NRC, Nuclear Industry Look Ahead to Uncertain Territory

Credit to Author: Kennedy Maize| Date: Mon, 02 May 2022 04:13:00 +0000

The Biden administration is fully behind development of new nuclear power technology. It is encouraging the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to look at “new approaches to regulation” as advanced

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