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Bruce B nuclear units granted life extension


The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) approved the operation of the Bruce B Units 5 and 6 nuclear reactors in Ontario beyond their 210,000 equivalent full power hours (EFPH) threshold.

Security in an Emergent Threat Environment: Reading the Tea Leaves of Change


Preparation is the balance point between hindsight and clairvoyance. In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, recent security events at substations and new regulations issued in response were covered. In this, the final Part, we turn to the evolution of threats.

Governor: Montana can cut carbon, keep jobs


Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday that Montana can comply with the Obama administration's climate pollution reduction proposal, even while protecting energy sector jobs and avoiding the closure of coal plants that account for a major share of emissions.

Energy Reform Package to Increase Competition And Private Sector Opportunities in the Mexican Power Industry


In April, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed a legislative reform package that was approved by the Mexican Congress, overhauling the nation's energy industries.

Cogeneration power plant planned for Florida cellulose plant


Eight Flags Energy LLC will build a combined heat and power (CHP) plant on Amelia Island in Florida.

NRC gives environmental OK for nuclear power plant’s license extension


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said that potential environmental impacts do not preclude renewing the operating license for the Limerick nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania.

Two NRC nominees confirmed by the Senate


The U.S. Senate Sept. 16 confirmed two nominees to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Consumers Energy reach settlement on alleged violations with EPA, DOJ


Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest utility, and a subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), reached agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that addresses alleged past violations of New Source Review and provisions of the Clean Air Act.

EPA grants extension on power plant pollution plan


The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday gave the public 45 more days to weigh in on a plan that would for the first time curb the pollution blamed for global warming from the nation's coal-fired power plants.

NRC certifies GE-Hitachi nuclear reactor design


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved a rule to certify GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH)’s Economic Simplified Boiling-Water Reactor (ESBWR) design for use in the U.S.

Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy


The governor of the state of Louisiana, a potential Republican presidential candidate, said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's administration has become "science deniers," failing to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential.

GAO: Federal agencies must jointly monitor effects of emissions regulations


The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) updated a report that said electricity prices may increase as more coal-fired power plants are shut down due to regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

NRC begins special inspection at Millstone nuclear power unit


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will begin a special inspection at the Millstone 3 nuclear power plant in Connecticut that is operated by Dominion Nuclear (NYSE: D).

Energy policy takes center stage in Maine governor's race


The three candidates for governor agree that energy costs in Maine are too high, but Republican Gov. Paul LePage, Democrat Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler are deeply divided in their visions for the state's energy future.

NRC nominees move on to full Senate vote


Two nominees for seats on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission must receive confirmation from the full Senate.

N.J. law that subsidizes new power plant development is invalid


A panel for a federal appeals court unanimously ruled that a New Jersey law meant to push new power plant builds is invalid.

APS proposes closing three coal-fired units by 2020


Arizona Public Service said it would close a coal-fired unit and shut down two others by mid-2020 as part of a compromise with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Sendai nuclear power plant receives regulatory OK to restart


Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) Wednesday gave its approval for the dual-unit Sendai nuclear power plant to restart.

USEC plans name change, emergence from bankruptcy


Uranium supplier USEC Inc. (NYSE: USU) said that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware confirmed the company’s reorganization plan and that it will emerge from Chapter 11 under the name Centrus Energy Corp.

Sendai nuclear power plant may get safety clearance soon


The dual-unit Sendai nuclear power plant in Japan may receive safety clearance this week, enabling the plant to be one of the first to restart under new safety standards.