How the Department of Energy Is Helping Keep Nuclear Power Relevant

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 04:20:20 +0000

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In the decade following World War II, the U.S. government took a keen interest in helping to create a commercial nuclear power industry. Although there were military leaders and members of Congress who

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Understanding Energy Crises of the 1970s and Avoiding Problems Today

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 13:48:43 +0000

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If you were alive and living in the U.S. during the 1970s, you probably remember waiting in long lines to fill your car with fuel. Yet, gasoline wasn’t the only item in short supply during the “Me Decade”—natural gas was seemingly running out and electricity demand was growing so much that new power plants were […]

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Board Votes to Fire ERCOT CEO

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 03:21:24 +0000

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Board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the entity that operates and manages the electricity grid that covers much of Texas, voted late on March 3 to fire ERCOT CEO Bill Magness. The move comes as state and federal officials continue to investigate the actions of the grid operator that led to […]

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Exelon to Split Business, Spin Off Generation Segment

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 17:00:17 +0000

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Responding to rapid changes in the power industry, Exelon Corp. plans to cleave its business into two publicly traded companies: one comprising its six regulated electric and gas utilities, and the other, which it plans to spin off, comprising its 31-GW competitive generation fleet and customer-facing businesses.  The separation—which the company’s Board of Directors approved […]

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25 Differences Between Private Sector and Government Managers

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 05:00:00 +0000

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You often hear it said that government should be run more like a business. But a senior industry executive with cabinet-level experience in the Reagan and Bush II administrations explains why it’s not that simple.

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25 Differences Between Private Sector and Government Managers

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 05:00:00 +0000

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You often hear it said that government should be run more like a business. But a senior industry executive with cabinet-level experience in the Reagan and Bush II administrations explains why it’s not that simple.

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Nuclear, Carbon Capture, and Energy Storage Advocates Happy; Co-ops Disappointed by Stimulus Package

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 19:06:30 +0000

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Although provisions in the $900 billion stimulus package agreed to by Congress on Dec. 21 that will extend the solar investment tax credit (ITC) and the wind production tax credit (PTC) received the greatest publicity, lawmakers also authorized about $35 billion for clean energy research and development (R&D) programs focused on solar technology, advanced nuclear […]

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Wind and Solar Tax Credits Extended

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 15:36:18 +0000

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Congress agreed on legislation that would extend the investment tax credit (ITC) for solar projects for two years and the production tax credit (PTC) for wind projects for one year. The full legislative package combines a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package and an omnibus spending bill for 2021 with tax extenders and energy policy changes. […]

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Wind and Solar Tax Credits Extended

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 15:36:18 +0000

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Congress agreed on legislation that would extend the investment tax credit (ITC) for solar projects for two years and the production tax credit (PTC) for wind projects for one year. The full legislative package combines a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package and an omnibus spending bill for 2021 with tax extenders and energy policy changes. […]

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Bipartisan Bill to Preserve Existing Nuclear Plants Clears Senate Committee

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2020 12:54:18 +0000

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The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) has approved the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act of 2020 (ANIA), just two weeks after it was introduced. Among the bill’s major provisions are that it will seek to  strengthen the nuclear fuel supply chain, help incentivize commercial deployment of new reactor designs, and create a credit […]

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