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FERC says it's working with EPA on Clean Power Plan


Members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on July 29 told a congressional committee that they are working closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to make sure the coal-averse Clean Power Plan doesn't destabilize the grid.

Arizona hopes to become “solar capital” of the world


An Arizona bill, sponsored by Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, is calling for more renewable energy pilot programs on federal lands, making the state the “solar capital of the world,” according to an Arizona official.

Miss. fines Severstal $135K on emission sensors


The Mississippi Commission of Environmental Quality has fined Columbus steel mill Severstal $135,000 because the company's pollution control monitors didn't function properly after the plant expanded in June 2011.

Opponents, supporters to discuss clean air rules


Hundreds of people will tell the Environmental Protection Agency what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants during public hearings Tuesday and Wednesday in Denver.

Firm thinks coal burn coal to drop 24% by 2020; gas use will increase


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan for existing plants, proposed in June, could have a dramatic impact on the power sector's demand for coal and natural gas, according to Bernstein Research.

Hitachi-GE nuclear reactor gains initial approval for UK project


Plans for a nuclear reactor at the Wylfa nuclear power plant in Anglesey have been provisionally approved.

SMUD receives new FERC operating license for hydroelectric power plant


The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) received a new 50-year license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to continue operating the 688-MW Upper American River Project.

NRC lifts order at uranium conversion facility


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has lifted a confirmatory order at the Honeywell Metropolis Works facility in Illinois.

Senate confirms Creedon as second in command at NNSA


The U.S. Senate confirmed Madelyn Creedon as the Principal Deputy Administrator for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

EPA holds public meetings on Clean Power Plan


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold four hearings in two-days on the proposed Clean Power Plan during the week of July 28, 2014.

Missouri town to end coal use at two power plants


The Independence City Council on July 18 passed a proposed resolution directing the end of coal use at two power plants owned and operated by the municipally-owned Independence Power and Light (IPL).

NRC’s Magwood announces when he will leave his post


Commissioner William Magwood IV of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced his last day on the job.

Drought hinders California's clean energy goals


California's ongoing drought could complicate the state's effort to combat global warming.

CB&I to implement NRC requirements at Entergy nuclear power plants


CB&I (NYSE: CBI) was awarded several contracts valued at $100 million from Entergy (NYSE: ETR) for project and construction management services at several nuclear power plants in the U.S.

Security in an Emergent Threat Environment: Motivating Factors


Show me a 10-foot fence and I will show you an 11-foot ladder.

House panel approves stripping EPA of CO2-control money


The Republican-controlled House Appropriations Committee on July 15 approved the fiscal year 2015 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill on a vote of 29-19.

Minnesota Power, US reach settlement to reduce emissions at coal-fired facilities


Minnesota Power, an ALLETE company, will install pollution control technology at three coal-fired power plants, as part of a settlement with the U.S.

WTO rules against US photovoltaic import practices, Canadian Solar responds


On Monday, the World Trade Organization (WTO) judges said the U.S. broke the rules when it imposed hefty duties on Chinese solar photovoltaic products.

Councilors ask IPL to eliminate coal by 2020


City-County Council members, Zach Adamson and William Oliver, want Indianapolis Power & Light Co. (IPL) to stop burning coal in Marion County, Indiana by 2020.

Texas commission okays two more Montana units for El Paso


The Texas Public Utility Commission on July 11 approved a September 2013 application from El Paso Electric (EPE) for two additional 88-MW natural gas-fired units at its Montana power plant.