Missouri v. Biden: The Benefits and Costs of Carbon Emissions

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2021 04:11:00 +0000

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The Biden administration in February announced that for the remainder of 2021, federal agencies will conduct regulatory and environmental analyses assuming that the global “social cost” of emitting carbon

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FERC Signals Green Light on Carbon Pricing to Help Reduce Emissions

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 05:08:00 +0000

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The body that regulates the interstate transmission of oil, electricity, and natural gas has signaled its willingness to approve regional grid operator plans that incorporate carbon pricing into their rate

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FERC Signals Green Light on Carbon Pricing to Help Reduce Emissions

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 05:08:00 +0000

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The body that regulates the interstate transmission of oil, electricity, and natural gas has signaled its willingness to approve regional grid operator plans that incorporate carbon pricing into their rate

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The POWER Interview: Importance of Tax Credits and Incentives

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 17:12:59 +0000

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Tax credits and incentives, also known as C&I, have long been important to support the growth of energy technologies, from oil and gas exploration to solar and wind power. Federal tax credits have lifted the U.S. renewable energy industry over the past decade, leading to rapid growth in the sector. Laurence Sotsky is the CEO […]

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The Evolution of Power Business Models

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 04:10:00 +0000

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Traditional models have been upended by recent disruptions, including decarbonization, decentralization, and even the COVID pandemic, but new ones are replacing them that focus on customer preference

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NRC Accepts Crucial Advanced Nuclear Applications from Centrus, Oklo

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 15:21:25 +0000

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on June 23 accepted for formal review Centrus Energy Corp.’s application to produce high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) at its Piketon, Ohio, facility. The move marks a third major regulatory milestone for advanced nuclear over the past month. The NRC’s acceptance of Centrus’ application follows a 4-0 vote by the commission on […]

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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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How to Effectively Minimize Power Plant Water Usage

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

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Power plants across the U.S. are working to minimize water use in order to comply with regulatory requirements and offset the growing cost of water. This article offers some important recommendations to manage

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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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