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Senator: U.S. must avoid losing all nuclear power generation


U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) announced a series of year-long hearings in which the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development will look into the future of nuclear power in the nation.

Proposed transmission line could turn Oklahoma Panhandle into wind power superhighway


A proposed $2 billion transmission line could transform the Oklahoma Panhandle into a national wind energy hub.

As reported by Joe Wertz for State Impact, a reporting project of National Public Radio, the Oklahoma Panhandle is home to very few wind farms, despite being one of the state’s richest sources of wind energy. However, developers are now contemplating large investments in the form of the Plains and Eastern Clean Line.

Vermont Yankee closure likely to change New England fuel mix


Grid operators in New England are expected to use several options to replace the generation lost from the closure of the 604-MW Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

Full appeals court won't take up dispute over Alabama Power hydro relicensing


On purely technical grounds, without ruling on the heart of the appeal, a three-judge panel at the U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit has rejected an appeal by a local association to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's decision to extend the license for an Alabama Power hydroelectric plant.

DOE fines Fluor B&W Portsmouth $243,000 for nuclear safety violations


The DOE proposed $243,750 in civil penalties to Fluor B&W Portsmouth for violations of DOE’s nuclear safety and radiation protection regulations.

What's next for Yucca Mountain repository?


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published the final two of a five-volume series of its safety evaluation report for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.

NCC Report: DOE must develop stronger policy to foster adequate carbon capture and storage


The National Coal Council (NCC) today released a new study in response to a request by Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.

American wind power rebounds in 2014, but stable policy still needed


The fourth quarter 2014 wind energy industry report released yesterday by the American Wind Energy Association(AWEA) shows that the U.S. wind industry rebounded last year.

Dominion seeks rate freeze against opposition on many fronts


Virginia's biggest electric utility wants to weaken state oversight of its rates, saying the move will help protect its customers from possible steep increases in their electric bills brought on by federal efforts to curb carbon emissions.

GE to supply turbines for wind power project in China


GE (NYSE: GE) will supply 55 units of its 2.75-120 brilliant wind turbines to Huaneng Corp.’s 151-MW Huaneng Dali Longquan wind project, located in the Yunnan province of China.

FERC chair says EPA CO2 plan will affect infrastructure planning


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan will have a big impact on infrastructure planning Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Cheryl LaFleur told a Washington, D.C. gathering at the National Press Club on Jan. 27.

Industry reps, regulators to debate Obama carbon limits


Representatives of Wisconsin industries, state regulators and an environmental group are set to clash over President Obama's new limits on carbon emissions during a legislative hearing.

Iran bill would scrap nuclear deal over new sanctions


Iranian lawmakers have proposed a bill that would scrap a landmark 2013 interim nuclear agreement if new sanctions are imposed.

Clyde Bergemann to supply emissions control equipment to Polish cogeneration power plant


The Clyde Bergemann Power Group Europe has received at $10 million contract, from SBB Energy, to design, supply and commission SO2 and dust reduction systems for the Będzin cogeneration plant in Poland.

Inslee's cap-and-trade plan makes polluters pay


Gov. Jay Inslee's sweeping proposal to rein in greenhouse gases with a charge on polluters is being heard Tuesday in the House Environment Committee.

India nuke deals still thorny for US despite 'breakthrough'


India and America's declaration of a breakthrough in contentious nuclear energy cooperation has been met with a lukewarm response from industry and analysts.

W.Va. bill requires lawmakers to OK state carbon plan


A West Virginia Senate panel is considering requiring lawmakers to approve state plans to comply with proposed federal carbon emission standards for coal-fired power plants.

Solar energy supporters, utilities spar over legislation


Solar energy supporters are pushing back against a bill backed by Indiana's utilities that would change how much credit owners of small-scale solar installations get for the power they generate.

Fitch downgrades bonds for Colver waste coal power plant in Pennsylvania


Fitch Ratings said Jan. 23 that, due to concerns about an "aging" power plant that fires waste coal, it has downgraded the ratings on the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority's $169m aggregate series F resource recovery revenue refunding bonds due 2018 to 'BB' from 'BB+'.

Vermont bill would set new standards for renewable energy


Vermont is considering a change to its energy policy that would end a practice that critics said amounted to double-counting the environmental benefits of its renewable sources of power.