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Ninety one members of Congress asked the Department of Energy to halt all operations to dismantle the Yucca Mountain, Nev., nuclear waste repository

The Importance of the Control Room Log Book


Plant operators communicate vital information verbally among themselves in the field via radio communication, and within the control room. The spoken word is the predominant form of communication. It’s fast, handy and recognizable.

McKinnon & Clarke buys energy risk firm Encore


McKinnon & Clarke (M&C), one of the largest energy procurement and compliance specialists in Europe, has purchased energy risk specialist, Encore for £6.25m ($9.7m).

Entergy sanctions


The Vermont Public Service Board ordered Entergy to pay the legal fees of three groups that raised concerns about a license extension for the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, according to an article in the Burlington Free Press.

Planned EU legislation 'won't deliver' single electricity market - Bruegel


Only European electricity network planning will deliver the required transmission capacity to meet current energy challenges and optimize the use of existing networks and power plants, Brussels-based think-tank Bruegel said.

Wind installs 539 MW


The American Wind Energy Association said that the U.S. wind industry installed 539 MW in the first quarter of 2010, the lowest first quarter figure since 2007.

climate change postponed


A climate change bill that was expected to be released April 26 has been put off after one of the authors of the bill said he was concerned about other matters in the U.S. Senate.

UK eyes legislation to open electricity wholesale market


The UK's Labour Party would be prepared to legislate to ensure greater competition in energy supply in the market if it wins re-election next month, according to its "green manifesto".




Calpine Corp. will buy 4,490 MW of power generation assets from Pepco Holdings Inc.  for $1.65 billion plus adjustments.



Constellation Energy agreed with Houston-based Navasota Holdings to buy two 550 MW natural gas combined-cycle generation facilities in Texas for $365 million, or $332 per kilowatt.

yucca dismantle hold


The Department of Energy put a hold until May 5 on dismantling the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in Nevada, giving federal judges a chance to review a legal challenge to shutting down the site.



Mirant Corp. and RRI Energy Inc. will merge to create GenOn Energy, an independent power producer with 24,700 MW of electric generating capacity in the United States.



New York utility regulators rejected Entergy Corp.'s plan to spin off its six nuclear power stations into a separate company.

CERA gas report


A study, Fueling North America's Energy Future: The Unconventional Natural Gas Revolution and the Carbon Agenda, says that shale gas, the expansion of natural gas resources, could augment natural gas supply and open competition among different energy sources.

Renewable bill proposal


U.S. Senators Russ Feingold (D-WI) and John Ensign (R-NV) are introducing legislation that would ensure all forms of renewable energy meet a new federal renewable electricity standard requirement.

Merrill Lynch: Carbon markets are under "a dark cloud" of uncertainty

01/27/2010 Uncertainty over future regulation and falling gas prices have placed carbon markets under a "big, dark cloud", according to analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Friends of the Earth threatens legal action against UK government over "flawed" power planning regime

01/22/2010 Environmental pressure group Friends of the Earth has threatened legal action against the UK government over its "fundamentally flawed" plans to approve new nuclear reactors, power plants, wind farms, electricity pylons and pipelines.

TVA's Bellefonte nuclear units now in "deferred" status

01/14/2010 The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) request to change the unfinished Bellefonte Unit 1 & 2 reactors to "deferred" status.

Dubai opens power sector to private investors with Hassyan tender

01/13/2010 Dubai will for the first time allow private investors to own a stake in the power industry, in a move designed to ease the government's investment burden and make the sector more efficient, reports the National.

ENTSO-E launches public consultation on EUROGRID 2020 plan

01/12/2010 The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) has launched a public consultation of its Research and Development Plan EUROGRID 2020