POWER Notebook: Ohio Gas Plant Project in Jeopardy if Nuclear Bill Passes

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:39:26 +0000

New York City-based LS Power on July 15 said it would end a project to expand its natural gas-fired Troy power plant in Ohio if state lawmakers pass legislation to subsidize the state’s two nuclear power plants. LS Power in a news release Monday said, “Handouts to nuclear plants jeopardize the economics of the other […]

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Romero: Duterte’s Speaker endorsement to foster harmony between Palace and Congress

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 03:41:11 +0000

A party-list lawmaker has warned of a “very destructive government” if the Executive and Legislative branches of government would 

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DOE, Lawmakers Looking at Energy Storage R&D, Funding

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 15:23:54 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and members of Congress are looking at legislation concerning research and regulation of energy storage. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who chairs the Energy and Natural Resources committee, on July 9 said there is bipartisan interest in combining a handful of bills on energy storage, dealing with research and development […]

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As Renewables Surge Ahead of Coal, Lawmakers Introduce National Renewable Standard 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2019 11:56:23 +0000

A bill introduced by Senate Democrats on June 26 establishes a national electricity standard that would require large retail suppliers to source at least 1.5% of their power from renewables by 2020 and gradually grow that share through 2035.  The measure comes a day after the Energy Information Administration (EIA) revealed monthly generation from renewable […]

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Energy Infrastructure on Tenuous Winning Streak in the Courts

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 18:47:26 +0000

Federal courts have been pretty kind to energy infrastructure in recent weeks, particularly in cases involving the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). For starters, this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit removed one of the hurdles to construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The court decided that a new presidential permit—issued […]

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Nuclear Power Needed for Clean Energy Future

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 14:37:37 +0000

“Without action to provide more support for nuclear power, global efforts to transition to a cleaner energy system will become drastically harder and more costly,” Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), wrote in his foreword to the IEA’s recently released report titled Nuclear Power in a Clean Energy System. The report […]

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Utility Group Under Congressional Investigation Will Disband

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 13 May 2019 17:47:07 +0000

A utility industry coalition that has often challenged stricter air pollution and climate rules for power generation said it will dissolve. The Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG), which has been under investigation from the House Energy and Commerce Committee due to its relationship with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) top air policy official and his […]

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Last Reactor at Three Mile Island Will Shut by End of September

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 08 May 2019 22:14:58 +0000

The remaining nuclear reactor at the Three Mile Island Generating Station (TMI) in Pennsylvania will shut down by the end of September. Exelon made that official May 8, setting the closing date for Unit 1 at the financially struggling plant that it first announced it would shutter two years ago. Exelon in 2017 said the […]

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UK Milestone: One Week Without Coal-Fired Generation

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 08 May 2019 16:42:56 +0000

The UK has gone a week without using electricity from coal-fired generation, according to the National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO), which oversees the power network in England, Wales, and Scotland. Government officials said it’s the first time the UK has gone without coal in a week-long period since 1882, when a coal-fired plant opened […]

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Washington, Nevada Pass Clean Power Legislation

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:59:47 +0000

Washington this week became the latest state to establish a goal of 100% carbon-free clean electricity, as lawmakers passed Senate Bill 5116, which mandates a transition to clean power across the state by 2045. The bill was first introduced in January and is expected to be signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee. Washington joins […]

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