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EPA wants Supreme Court to review CSAPR denial


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed a request with the U.S. Supreme Court to review the decision from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that struck down the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.

Court rules EPA may attempt to block power plant construction in certain cases


A federal appeals court recently ruled that government regulators may attempt to halt construction projects at power plants if they believe the companies did not properly calculate potential increases in air pollution.

Restrictions placed on proposed Indiana wind power project


A proposed 150 MW wind farm in Indiana will be allowed to continue development as long as it meets certain conditions.

NRC cites Prairie Island nuclear unit for loss of high-range gas detector


The Nuclear Regulatory Commission cited the Prairie Island nuclear plant for a safety violation that will result in additional oversight.

Edison seeks nuclear license change in order to re-open San Onofre


Southern California Edison is considering proposing an amendment to its operating license with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that would allow the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to power back on before the peak demand of summer.

California utility regulators reject proposals for two natural gas-fired power plants


The California Public Utilities Commission rejected plans to build two natural gas-fired power plants, saying the region must come up with cleaner alternatives quickly.

Kentucky agency denies permit for coal ash landfill at Trimble County Power Plant


The Kentucky Division of Waste Management has denied a permit for a coal ash landfill in Trimble County for the Trimble County Power Station.

Green light expected for Hinkley Point nuclear power plant


The UK’s Energy Secretary Ed Davey, is expected to announce Tuesday that the government will allow construction of the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.

Ontario's Darlington nuclear plant refurbishment gets green light


Ontario Power Generation won approval from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission last week for plans to refurbish and extend the operating life of the Darlington nuclear plant.

Solar & wind energy projects approved to be built on public lands


Two solar and one wind power project were approved to be built on public lands by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management.

BREAKING: NRC denies Calvert Cliffs 3 nuclear plant license


Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission today upheld the licensing board’s decision to deny a construction and operating license for the proposed Calvert Cliffs 3 nuclear reactor in Maryland.

IAEA chief Yukiya Amano re-appointed to four-year term


Yukiya Amano, while as head of the International Atomic Energy Agency has led the watchdog toward a more aggressive stance on Iran’s uranium enrichment program, was appointed to a second term this week.

N.C. solar power project fails to obtain lease


A 21.5 MW solar power project in North Carolina has been scrapped after the developer failed to obtain a lease for the needed land.

Peabody subpoenaed over coal-fired power plant


Peabody Energy said it was subpoenaed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seeking information and documents having to do with the development of the 1,600 MW Prairie State coal-fired power plant in Illinois.

B&W small modular nuclear reactor set for TVA


The Babcock & Wilcox Co. and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) signed a contract to prepare and support NRC review of a construction permit application for a 180 MW B&W mPower small modular nuclear reactor at TVA’s Clinch River Site in Tennessee.

Dogtown Wind applies for permit for 100 MW wind power project


Dogtown Wind LLC recently applied to Ford County, Ill. officials for a special use permit to construct a 100 MW wind power project east of Paxton.

NRC to increase oversight at two nuclear power plants


The NRC said it was stepping up oversight at Nine Mile Point 1 and Fitzpatrick nuclear power plants in New York as a result of changes in indicators used by the NRC to assess performance at reactors.

House Republican warns against using EPA rules to cap greenhouse gases


Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ken., warned that President Barack Obama’s administration would have “a big battle on their hands” if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency tried to cap greenhouse gas emissions on existing power plants.

House passes legislation to streamline licensing, boost small hydro


The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013, which would give a boost to small hydro and conduit power projects and streamline the licensing process through FERC.

Interior Dept. identifies 23 renewable power projects as priority


The U.S. Department of the Interior announced recently it has identified 23 solar, wind and geothermal power projects that it plans to push through the permisitting process over the next two years.