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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.

Report: States are prepared to cut emissions from power plants


A new report conducted by Analysis Group’s electric industry and economic experts finds that states are well positioned to implement the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan.

Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository may still be developed


The U.S. House of Representatives voted down two proposals to prevent development of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada.

China, US differ on global plan to cut emissions


China and the United States took small steps toward their shared goal of fighting climate change on Wednesday, but the world's No. 1 and No. 2 carbon emitters remain significantly apart over a wider global plan to cut emissions.

Missouri Governor Signs Carbon Emissions Bill


Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation directing Missouri regulators to develop their own standards for carbon dioxide pollution from power plants.

Arizona utility to pay $3.25M for 2011 blackout


Federal regulators say they've reached a $3.25 million settlement with an Arizona utility over a 2011 blackout that left millions of people without power in California, Arizona and Mexico.

New EPA rule won't affect power plants


None of Kentucky's coal-fired power plants will close because of new emission standards released last month by the Environmental Protection Agency, a state official told lawmakers Thursday.