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Security in an Emergent Threat Environment: Industry Reaction


This is Part II of a three-part series on power plant security.

Two Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactors in the works for Utah


Westinghouse Electric Co. and Blue Castle Holdings signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a two-unit AP1000 nuclear power plant at the Green River site in Utah.

EPA's Final Rule for 316(b) effective October 14


The 316(b) standards under the Clean Water Act was published in the Federal Register on Aug. 14, meaning the rule set forth by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) becomes effective Oct. 14.

5K-8K gallons of fuel oil spills into Ohio River


An estimated 5,000 to 8,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River, leading authorities to shut off water intake valves for both the Ohio and Kentucky sides of the waterway to protect water supplies, and a 15-mile section of the river was closed to allow cleanup.

Florida Gov. meets with climate scientists


Florida Gov. Rick Scott met with climate scientists Tuesday.

D.C. Circuit upholds FERC approval of natural gas project


A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval of a natural gas compressor station project developed by Millennium Pipeline Co.

Luminant CEO says EPA air plan would cost Texas big


The economic impact on Texas coal units from the re-dispatch from coal to gas is right in EPA's own modeling for the agency's Clean Power Plan, which would result in 72 million megawatt-hours of reduced output by the Texas coal fleet by 2020.

Kellogg wants suppliers to report carbon emissions


Kellogg said Wednesday it will step up efforts to reduce planet-warming emissions in its supply chain as part of a broader initiative designed to be more environmentally friendly.

NRC wants public comment on Sequoyah nuclear plant’s license renewal


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking public comment on a draft environmental impact study for the license renewal of the Sequoyah nuclear power plant in Tennessee.

Clean Power Plan open for public comment


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan is open comment through Oct. 16.

Last of Japan’s nuclear power plant operators applies for safety checks


Japan’s Hokuriku Electric Power Co. applied for regulatory safety checks on its 1,360-MW Shika Unit 2 nuclear reactor. The safety checks are a required step in possibly restarting a reactor.

NRC approves Areva for more spent nuclear fuel storage


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved Areva TN to offer more used nuclear fuel storage options to U.S. utilities.

12 States file lawsuit against EPA


Twelve states are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the proposed rules on greenhouse-gas emissions.

Lisa Feldt to replace Perciasepe as EPA’s second-in-command


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named Lisa Feldt as acting deputy administrator.

Vermont regulators look at energy efficiency law


The Vermont Public Service Board is looking into how to implement a new state law that could result in energy efficiency money being used for things that increase electrical usage.

OG&E submits environmental compliance plan for three power plants


After unsuccessfully challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E), a subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), filed an application with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission seeking approval of a plan to be in compliance with federal environmental regulations.  

Energy consulting firm opens office, appoints employees


Engineering, environmental services and consulting firm T&M Associates announced the opening of a new office and two new employee appointments.

Texas natural gas-fired power plant awarded GHG permit


Invenergy Thermal Development LLC was awarded a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit for a 165-MW simple-cycle natural gas-fired power plant in Texas.

Mississippi Power, Sierra Club end coal plant litigation


Mississippi Power will convert from coal to natural gas or retire several units at plants in south Mississippi and Greene County, Alabama, as part of an agreement to end litigation over construction of a coal-fired power plant in Kemper County.

Montana House candidates talk renewable energy, fossil-fired policy


Montana's U.S. House candidates claim to offer "all-of-the-above" solutions to the nation's energy problems— a familiar mantra among politicians keen to give equal attention to fossil fuels such as natural gas and coal, and renewables such as wind and solar.