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EPA blames rise in 2013 CO2 emissions on coal plants

10/01/2014

While greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power plants have decreased significantly since 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) blames a 2013 uptick in coal plant use for an emission increase last year.

EPA signs off on revised plan for San Juan Generating Station

09/30/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved a revised state plan from PNM Resources' (NYSE: PNM) New Mexico utility, PNM.

EPA chief: carbon caps will boost economy

09/26/2014

In a speech in Washington, on Thursday, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) administrator Gina McCarthy said that the agency's Clean Power Plan will return $7 in health benefits for every dollar spent, and that by 2030 the program could generate health benefits of up to $93 million.

Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate

09/24/2014

The only thing rising faster than heat-trapping gases Tuesday were the statements of urgency by world leaders, who told each other at a United Nations summit how seriously they take global warming.

Exelon Exec: Nuclear plays critical role in Illinois

09/24/2014

During a policy session, convened by the Illinois Commerce Commission, Exelon Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory Affairs and Wholesale Market Policy, Kathleen Barrón, said the state must preserve its nuclear energy facilities, especially to meet carbon emissions reduction targets. The session was held to discuss the expert perspectives on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan.

Bruce B nuclear units granted life extension

09/23/2014

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

09/19/2014

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

09/19/2014

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

09/19/2014

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

09/19/2014

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

09/17/2014

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

09/17/2014

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

09/17/2014

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

09/17/2014

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

09/16/2014

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

09/16/2014

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

09/15/2014

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

09/15/2014

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

09/12/2014

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

09/12/2014

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