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3 ex-TEPCO execs to face criminal charges

07/31/2015

A Japanese judicial committee has decided that three former utility executives should face criminal charges and stand trial for their alleged negligence in the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

NRC finalizes environmental study for nuclear plant license extension

07/30/2015

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published its final report on the environmental impacts of renewing the operating license of the Seabrook nuclear power plant in New Hampshire.

Texas grid operator urges conservation on hot days

07/30/2015

The grid operator for Texas has urged conservation during peak electric demand hours of the hot summer.

Walker says EPA should be limited 'umbrella organization'

07/30/2015

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker said Monday he would shift most of the responsibilities of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to state-based regulators, leaving the EPA to serve as an "umbrella organization" that would resolve disputes between them.

Saber Partners to advise regulators on $1.3B Duke Energy deal

07/29/2015

The Florida Public Service Commission has selected Saber Partners, LLC to advise it on financing transactions arising from a new Florida law. The law authorizes the Commission to allow Florida investor-owned utilities to issue a special type of bond commonly called a “securitization bond” or “rate reduction bond” to recover costs associated with closing nuclear power plants.

Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states

07/28/2015

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants.

Eletronuclear CEO arrested on corruption charges

07/28/2015

Eletronuclear confirmed that its chief executive on leave, Othon Luiz Pinheiro da Silva, was arrested as part of a corruption investigation at the utility.

East Kentucky Power Cooperative wants to buy lease on 594-MW Bluegrass plant

07/27/2015

East Kentucky Power Cooperative applied July 24 with the Kentucky Public Service Commission for approval to acquire and operate the existing simple-cycle combustion turbine facilities in LaGrange in Oldham County, Kentucky, from Bluegrass Generation Co. LLC and for approval to assume certain evidences of indebtedness related to this acquisition.

AWEA reports U.S. wind industry installed 1,661 MW in the second quarter

07/27/2015

The domestic wind industry in the United States installed 1,661 MW in the second quarter of this year, which represents a record for second quarter installations, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) said in a July 22 report.

In Iowa, Clinton says climate plan will promote renewables

07/27/2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton says climate change is real and people are "just not paying attention" if they don't acknowledge it.

Colorado officials ready for new carbon emission air rules

07/24/2015

Colorado officials say they're ready for an expected EPA rule by next month that would require a 30 percent reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions nationwide by 2030.

Mississippi delegation attacks carbon dioxide limits

07/24/2015

All members of Mississippi's congressional delegation say new federal carbon dioxide reduction goals are prohibitively expensive and unattainable, despite significant investments to improve air quality in the state.

NRC publishes environmental report for nuclear plant license extension

07/23/2015

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published its final environmental report for the two-unit Byron nuclear power plant in Illinois.

China plans two nuclear power plants in Iran

07/23/2015

China said it plans to build two nuclear power plants in Iran.

Environmental groups ask judge to dismiss part of Duke suit

07/23/2015

A coalition of environmental groups is supporting Duke Energy's effort to dismiss part of long-running lawsuit over pollution leaking from the company's coal ash dumps.

NC state lawmaker offers plan to delay action on EPA rules

07/22/2015

A North Carolina senator introduced legislation on Wednesday to block state agencies from taking action on expected Environmental Protection Agency rules to cut carbon emissions on power plants until the rules complete what will likely be a lengthy legal challenge.

Calvert Cliffs 3 nuclear license application withdrawn

07/22/2015

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) accepted UniStar’s withdrawal of a nuclear operating license application for a 1,500-MW third unit at Calvert Cliffs power plant in Maryland.

United States could slip from top tier of nuclear leaders, speakers warn conference

07/22/2015

The United States continues to have more electric generation from nuclear power than any other nation in the world, although it is expected to lose that position to China within the next 25 years, speakers noted during the Nuclear Infrastructure Council (NIC) Summit July 21 in Washington, D.C.

Iran lawmakers said to need "at least" 60 days for nuke deal

07/21/2015

ran's parliament will need "at least" 60 days to review a proposed final deal with world powers over its contested nuclear program, a prominent lawmaker said Tuesday, giving legislators in the Islamic Republic about the same time as the U.S. Congress to examine the proposal.