Trump Expands Regulatory Rollback, Including for Power, Amid Economic Fallout

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 21 May 2020 14:16:38 +0000

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President Trump in a new executive order (EO) has directed federal agencies to rescind, modify, waive, or provide exemptions from regulatory requirements that may inhibit economic recovery.  The Executive Order on Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery, issued May 19, is sweeping and extends beyond the administration’s previous efforts to scale down regulatory mandates—including the […]

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Is Geothermal Power on the Brink of a Boom?

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 May 2020 04:06:00 +0000

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After several years of stagnancy, prospects for the geothermal power industry are heating up. Over the past year, it has seen a flurry of legislative boosts, an uptick of power purchase agreements, and

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A Protocol for Making Renewable Energy Sizing and Selection Decisions

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 May 2020 04:01:00 +0000

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Much has been written about renewable energy, but few stories have focused on the complexity of determining the optimal mix of solar and wind generation, and the kind and amount of energy storage, that

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Solving Issues of Power Deliverability for Offshore Wind Generation

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 May 2020 00:00:00 +0000

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Offshore wind generation could be a game-changer for U.S. generation—tremendous size, scalability, high capacity factors, zero-carbon, zero-cost fuel, and a proven track record in the UK and Europe. The

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Looking Ahead: It’s Time to Plan for and Build a Robust, Sustainable U.S.-led Recovery

Credit to Author: Jocelyn Knoll| Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 22:47:44 +0000

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While scientists and health professionals huddle with public officials to determine the best course forward to combat COVID-19 and relax social distancing, more of our leaders must address the need to quickly create high paying, sustainable jobs—lots of them. COMMENTARY Frankly, the need has never been greater. Regardless of political ideology, our politicians must put […]

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Seven Nuclear Plants Get COVID-19–Related NRC Work-Hour Exemptions

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 13:49:08 +0000

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To help nuclear generators manage worker fatigue amid the intensifying COVID-19 pandemic, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has so far granted individually requested exemptions from work-hour controls to seven U.S. nuclear power plants. As described by NRC Director of Nuclear Reactor Regulation Ho Nieh in March 28 letters sent to at least three industry leaders, […]

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FERC Orders Delayed Implementation of NERC Reliability Standards

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 14:22:08 +0000

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC’s) motion to defer implementation of seven reliability standards—including for grid cybersecurity—that were slated to become effective this year. In an April 17 order, FERC approved NERC’s April 6 requested motion to defer the implementation of the standards, which have effective […]

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Groups File Legal Challenges to ACE Rule

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2020 16:01:46 +0000

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Legal challenges to the Trump administration’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule began in earnest April 17, as more than two dozen states and cities, along with several environmental activist groups, filed briefs with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., seeking a rollback of power plant regulations that also have been decried by coal […]

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EPA Nixes Legal Justification for MATS Rule

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 21:24:01 +0000

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on April 16 withdrew the legal justification for an Obama-era rule that required coal-fired power plants to reduce their emissions of mercury. The Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) remains in place, but Thursday’s action by the Trump administration could prevent similar regulations from being implemented in the future. EPA […]

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The POWER Interview: Powering Through a Pandemic

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 20:24:14 +0000

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It’s an unprecedented time for power generators worldwide. Utilities, grid operators, equipment manufacturers, and others working to keep the lights on know that a reliable supply of electricity is more important than ever as the world battles through the coronavirus pandemic. Dino Barajas, who recently joined the finance arm of DLA Piper in Los Angeles, […]

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