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EPA proposes Clean Water Act online reporting tool


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed moving the Clean Water Act reporting process to an electronic data reporting system that would make facility-specific information available to the public through EPA’s website.

Xcel looks to add 1,500 MW of wind energy


Xcel Energy submitted a request to purchase an additional 1,500 MW of wind, a 30 percent increase in overall wind capacity.

Plans for Turkey nuclear power plant hit regulatory red light


The Environment and Urban Planning Ministry in Turkey's capital of Ankara refused to approve the environmental impact analysis for the proposed 4.8 GW Akkuyu nuclear power plant.

FERC, JP Morgan agree on $410mn settlement for allegations of market manipulations


JP Morgan Ventures Energy Corp. will pay $410 million in penalties and disgorgement of unjust profits under an agreement with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Natural gas-fired power plant in Mich. gets air permit


The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality approved an air permit for a planned 700 MW combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plant in Michigan.

Federal appeals court denies states' suit against EPA


A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied a legal challenge by two states against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas regulations.

IEE: Regulatory support for energy efficiency programs to grow


Regulatory support for energy efficiency program continues to expand, according to a new report by IEE.

Norvento USA files conditional use permit for Kansas wind power project


Norvento USA filed a conditional use permit with the Ford County Zoming Board in Kansas for the Bloom Wind Project last week.

NRC OKs Honeywell Metropolis to resume operations


After inspecting plant modifications at the Honeywell uranium conversion plant in Metropolis, Ill., the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined that the company may resume all NRC-licensed activities.

White House to propose energy policies to cut emissions


The Obama administration said it will roll out proposed energy policies and regulations aimed at cutting emissions in July.

Biomass power plant in Puerto Rico gets green light for air permit


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved an air permit for the construction and operation of a 77 MW solid waste facility in Puerto Rico.

Nev. governor vetoes electric co-op regulation bill


The governor of Nevada vetoed a bill that would have subjected a cooperative to full regulation by the Public Utility Commission of Nevada if the company offered any electricity services outside of the geographic area for which it held a certificate of public convenience and necessity.

Brockton Power faced more than "run of the mill" opposition


A group of Brockton, Mass., city officials, including a current and former mayor, have suffered a legal setback in litigation brought by a firm seeking to develop a new 350-MW natural gas power plant.

Plan to retire coal-fired plant passes Nevada Senate


The Nevada Senate has passed a bill that would allow NV Energy Inc., Nevada’s biggest utility, to retire its coal-fired plants and transition to using more renewable energy.

NRC moves to streamline rules for transporting radioactive material


The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a proposal to amend its own regulations for the packaging and transportation of radioactive material.

Five companies planning wind power projects in North Dakota


Five companies have filed letters of intent with the North Dakota Public Service Commission to build wind power projects in the state.

Ohio Power Siting Board approves new natural gas-fired power plant


The Ohio Power Siting Board has recently approved plans for Oregon Clean Energy LLC to build an $860 million natural gas-fired power plant in Oregon, Ohio.

WPL approved to install emissions controls at coal-fired unit


Wisconsin Power & Light Co. said it received oral approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to install additional emission control technology at Unit 5 of the Edgewater Generating Station in Wisconsin for $410 million.

New nuclear reactors at STP hit a regulatory snag


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said that Nuclear Innovation North America (NINA) does not meet foreign ownership requirements to build two nuclear reactors at the South Texas Project.

New emissions standards would fuel shift from coal to natural gas


The cost of complying with tougher Environmental Protection Agency air-quality standards could spur an increased shift away from coal and toward natural gas for electricity generation.