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NC sides with Duke in appeal of coal ash ruling


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators are joining with Duke Energy in appealing a judge's ruling on cleaning up groundwater pollution leeching from the company's coal ash dumps.

Government says new rule to make power plant work safer


The government is mandating new safety regulations that it says will help protect workers on electrical power plants and transmission lines.

Safety inspections begin at Japan nuclear power plant


On-site inspections have begun at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Japan, operated by Kyushu Electric Power Co.

Jacobs awarded nuclear technical support contract in the UK


Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) was awarded a five-year framework agreement to provide technical support to the U.K.’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).

Electricity flickers in Crimea as Russia takeover looms


Within days of Crimea being swallowed up by Russia, the lights began flickering out.

U.S. lawmakers ask for passage of wind energy PTC, ITC


Members of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have signed letters asking for the extension of the wind production tax credit (PTC) and the investment tax credit (ITC).

Mitsubishi Hitachi signs $77.8 million deal for 501J gas turbine


A deal to build what may be the most efficient combined cycle power plant in the U.S. was finalized last week in Tulsa, Okla.

Ukraine situation may put UK, Russia nuclear deal on hold


Energy ministers in the United Kingdom said they are reviewing a nuclear power agreement with Russian state-backed company Rosatom as the crises in the Ukraine continues.

La Paloma Energy Center scores legal victory for its Texas power project


The U.S. Environmental Appeals Board on March 14 rejected a Sierra Club petition for a review of an air permit issued to La Paloma Energy Center LLC for a gas-fired power project in Texas.

GRDA to sign contract for natural gas turbine to replace coal-fired unit


On Friday, at least three members of the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA)’s Board of Directors will join Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin to sign a contract with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems of America to purchase a natural gas combustion and steam turbine, known as the 501J.

Maryland House votes to add restrictions to wind turbines, stalls power project


The House of Delegates voted Monday to add height restrictions on wind turbines at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Somerset County, Md., the home of the proposed Great Bay wind power project.

Cape Wind wins multiple legal victories


United States District Judge Reggie B. Walton issued rulings on Friday in four lawsuits that challenged Cape Wind’s permitting approval by the U.S. Department of Interior.

Nuclear operators win more spent fuel damages


Duke, Energy Northwest win spent fuel damages from DOE

Industry witnesses throw cold water on EPA claims about CCS technology


Alstom official: EPA rule would freeze carbon capture technology development

Video: NC governor says PUC should decide who pays for coal ash spill


North Carolina Governor and former Duke Energy employee, Pat McCrory, is staying out of the debate on who should pay for the coal ash spill that occurred Feb. 2.

Illinois county rejects wind farm legislation


Ford County, Ill.’s Board, in a unanimous vote, opposed a wind farm legislation that would give control of siting, construction and decommissioning to the state’s agriculture department.

Under Stress


Power Producers Reevaluate O&M Procedures as Capacity Factors for Gas-Fired Plants Skyrocket

Hydropower bill approved by Senate, awaits governor's signature


With a 39-10 vote by Washington’s state Senate, a legislation recognizing in-conduit hydropower now moves to Governor Jay Inslee’s desk. 

Canadian utility required to re-examine wind deal with First Wind


Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court rejected a Maine Public Utilities Commission decision on Tuesday. Chief Justice Leigh Saufley said the commission should not have granted a venture between Canadian utility Emera and First Wind

B&W sued over faulty coal-fired boiler


The Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) on Feb. 28 filed suit against Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group (B&W, NYSE: BWC) alleging B&W supplied a coal-fired boiler that never met its emissions guarantees.