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Electric utility Dominion flexes political muscles in Virginia

03/03/2015

Virginia's 2015 legislative session was a good one for energy giant Dominion Resources Inc. (NYSE: D), the state's most politically influential company.

Vermont House endorses renewable energy package

03/02/2015

The Vermont House has advanced a wide-ranging bill that pushes utilities beyond electricity to help customers save on heat and could resolve criticism that the current state program to promote renewable energy double counts its results.

W.Va. lawmakers clears bill touted by state's coal industry

03/02/2015

West Virginia lawmakers have approved a proposal lauded by the struggling coal industry and criticized as dangerous for worker safety by the miners' union.

Parties argue Clean Power Plan legality at federal appeals court

03/02/2015

The nation's largest coal producer, Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU), filed comments on Feb. 27 at a federal appeals court about the constitutional issues posed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan.

Exelon proposes Low Carbon Portfolio Standard, touts importance of nuclear

03/02/2015

Exelon (NYSE: EXC) and Illinois lawmakers filed legislation for a plan that would reduce carbon emissions, increase renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and continue operations of the state’s nuclear power plants.

Oklahoma leaders looking for more wind regulations

02/27/2015

With wind energy production in full swing in Oklahoma, legislative leaders are looking to impose some new restrictions on the booming industry.

Second-oldest nuclear reactor in S. Korea OK to restart

02/27/2015

South Korea’s nuclear watchdog approved a plan to restart a 679-MW nuclear power unit that was shut down after reaching its 30-year lifespan.

Ohio utility regulators reject AEP plan for coal plants

02/26/2015

Ohio utility regulators have rejected an American Electric Power proposal to guarantee profitability from two of its aging coal plants.

Gas, solar, wind generation will dominate in the future

02/26/2015

Of the planned or under construction generation projects tracked by GenerationHub for the period between 2015 and 2017, 95% of the projects, which total 135.3 GW, are either natural gas, solar or wind facilities, Kent Knutson, director of Hub Services for PennWell, said on Feb. 19.

Mayors: Closure of Illinois nuclear plants would hurt cities

02/25/2015

Mayors of six Illinois communities are warning of potential economic consequences if three nuclear power plants close in their areas.

Bill places new restrictions on wind industry in Oklahoma

02/25/2015

A bill to place new restrictions on the growing wind industry in Oklahoma has passed a House Committee.

EU investigates GE, Alstom $17B acquisition

02/24/2015

The European Commission is conducting an in-depth investigation on whether GE's (NYSE: GE) proposed acquisition of Alstom SA’s Thermal Power, Renewable Power & Grid businesses will cause large gas turbines costs to rise.

Virginia regulators schedule hearing on solar project

02/24/2015

Virginia regulators have scheduled a public hearing for Dominion Virginia Power's proposed utility-scale solar power project in Fauquier County.

NRC inspects damage to nuclear reactor part, delayed reporting at Summer plant

02/24/2015

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) begins special inspections on inadvertent damage caused at the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina.
 

Maine wind industry alarmed over utility panel's proposal

02/23/2015

Maine's reshaped Public Utilities Commission wants to reconsider two proposed wind projects it approved two months ago, a move critics say would damage the integrity of the regulatory process and scare off future renewable-energy investors.

US charges Duke with illegal pollution from 5 coal ash dumps

02/23/2015

Federal prosecutors filed multiple criminal charges against Duke Energy on Friday over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants.

APPA chief calls EPA CO2 plan ‘simply unworkable’

02/23/2015

American Public Power Association (APPA) President and CEO Susan Kelly told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Feb. 19 that reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) is important but the current proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as currently drafted is not ready for prime time.

Illinois lawmakers push renewable energy proposal

02/23/2015

Lawmakers want to increase the share of clean energy consumed in Illinois with a bill they say will bring jobs to the state.

Energy study: EPA’s Clean Power Plan will not jeopardize reliability of U.S. power system

02/20/2015

The design and implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, which is intended to reduce the U.S. electric system’s CO2 emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, will not jeopardize or compromise the reliability of the U.S. power system, according to a study by Analysis Group energy experts.

Exelon: EPA’s Carbon Rule for Existing Power Plants Can Be Implemented Reliably and on Time Using Existing Market Mechanisms

02/20/2015

The electric industry can achieve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) goal of reducing carbon emissions from existing power plants on schedule and at a minimal cost to consumers, and it can do it without harming grid reliability or compromising the efficiency of existing energy markets, Exelon has said.