DOE Grants First-Round Civil Nuclear Credit Award—$1.1B—to Diablo Canyon 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 16:12:24 +0000

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) first round of funding from its $6 billion Civil Nuclear Credit (CNC) Program is poised to go to Diablo Canyon Power Plant, California’s only operational nuclear plant. Pacific Gas & Electric  (PG&E), Diablo Canyon’s owner, could receive up to $1.1 billion in credits to extend the 2.2-GW plant’s operation for […]

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A Half-Century of Reliability: Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 04:18:00 +0000

Baltimore Gas & Electric set out to build the 1.8-GW Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in 1967 because fossil energy was becoming expensive and controversial. Over its nearly 50 years of operation

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DOE Unveils Next Steps for Nuclear Waste Consent-Based Siting Process

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2022 19:11:33 +0000

The Department of Energy (DOE) has initiated community outreach to facilitate consent-based siting, management of spent nuclear fuel (SNF), and interim storage facility siting. The effort, outlined in a series of steps the DOE expects to take in response to a recent request for public input, marks a significant first step toward advancing the agency’s […]

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Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Gets Legislative Approval for Operation to 2030

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2022 17:32:02 +0000

California’s lawmakers have passed Senate Bill 846, effectively offering Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) a pathway to keep the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant open until at least 2030. The bill, authored by Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham, a Republican from San Luis Obispo, and Democratic state Sen. Bill Dodd of Napa, passed the California Assembly by 69–3 […]

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A Fine Balance: Building One of Europe’s Largest Hybrid Facilities

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2022 04:19:00 +0000

When Swedish company Vattenfall in 2018 set out to combine wind, solar, and battery storage resources at this pioneering energy park in the Netherlands, its foremost focus was to demonstrate a clean energy

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Rapid Progress for Japan’s Offshore Wind Ambitions

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2022 04:15:00 +0000

Japan’s ambitions to install up to 10 GW of offshore wind power by 2030 have made rapid progress over the past month, driven partly by accelerated action to address a supply and demand mismatch. Weeks after

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Germany Mulls Postponing Nuclear Exit

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2022 22:24:32 +0000

Germany’s government is weighing how the closure of the country’s last three nuclear power plants in December 2022 will affect its grid this upcoming winter as the country scrambles to secure sufficient energy supplies amid a decline in Russian gas deliveries. A formal decision on whether or not to keep  Isar 2, Emsland, and Neckarwestheim […]

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Biden Signs Bill to Transform U.S. Energy, Combat Climate Change

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2022 20:08:48 +0000

President Biden’s signing of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) should provide further impetus for growth of U.S. renewable energy, coming on the heels of a report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that installations of solar and wind power accounted for more than two-thirds of new domestic utility-scale generation in the first six months […]

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Renewable Energy, Electrification Big Winners in Inflation Reduction Act

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 22:28:12 +0000

The U.S. House on Aug. 12 passed a bill with major implications for the power generation industry, joining the U.S. Senate in supporting the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The bill, which now heads to President Joe Biden for his signature, includes major provisions to combat climate change, including support for a variety of clean energy […]

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How a Solar and Storage Portfolio Ramped Up a City’s Sustainability and Financial Outlook

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 04:14:00 +0000

The City of White Plains, New York, enlisted DSD Renewables to design, engineer, develop, construct, and finance a nine-site, 6.8-MW community solar and 1.7-MW/8-MWh energy storage portfolio. The

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