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Hoosier Energy gets one-year MATS extension for Merom coal plant

11/24/2014

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management on Nov. 13 approved a final air permit covering a one-year extension, to April 2016, for Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative to comply at the Merom coal plant with the federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).

More nuclear units return to service; spot power prices slip below $50

11/24/2014

The power generation snapshot for Nov. 24 indicates that temperatures have moderated; spot gas and power prices have decreased and fewer nuclear power reactors are offline.

SCE launches RFO for new renewable sources

11/24/2014

In an effort to support its Preferred Resource Pilot (PRP), Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched a Request for Offers (RFO) to acquire up to 50-MW of renewable power in central and south Orange County.

FERC approves Exelon, Pepco merger

11/24/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a merger between Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) and Pepco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POM).

NREL, SolarCity to research distributed solar generation on power grids

11/24/2014

The Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and SolarCity have entered into a research agreement to address the operational issues associated with large amounts of distributed solar energy on electrical grids.

Iran nuclear talks to be extended until July

11/24/2014

Nuclear negotiators have failed to meet a Monday deadline for a deal that would ease international concerns about Iran's atomic program and are poised to extend the negotiations for a comprehensive agreement until July 2015, diplomats said.

Charah secures fly ash contracts with LG&E, KU

11/24/2014

GE opens advanced manufacturing lab in Connecticut

11/24/2014

GE’s (NYSE: GE) Industrial Solutions has opened an advanced manufacturing lab in Plainville, Connecticut.

Report: EPA’s Clean Power Plan will raise energy prices

11/21/2014

The cost of electricity and natural gas will increase by nearly $300 billion in 2020 compared to 2012 prices, according to the “Energy Market Impacts of Recent Federal Regulations on the Electric Power Sector,” report conducted by Energy Ventures Analysis, Inc.

Lawmakers: Proposed EPA rules penalize states for nuclear energy capacity

11/21/2014

State lawmakers expressed concern Wednesday that proposed federal regulations to cut carbon emissions from power plants will hurt Virginia's economic competiveness.

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