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Report: EPA’s Clean Power Plan will raise energy prices

11/21/2014

The cost of electricity and natural gas will increase by nearly $300 billion in 2020 compared to 2012 prices, according to the “Energy Market Impacts of Recent Federal Regulations on the Electric Power Sector,” report conducted by Energy Ventures Analysis, Inc.

Lawmakers: Proposed EPA rules penalize states for nuclear energy capacity

11/21/2014

State lawmakers expressed concern Wednesday that proposed federal regulations to cut carbon emissions from power plants will hurt Virginia's economic competiveness.

EPA asks 4th Circuit not to transfer Cooling Water Intake Rule review

11/19/2014

On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and power industry groups asked the Fourth Circuit to not transfer petitions to review EPA's cooling water intake rule to the Second Circuit, as Riverkeeper Inc. and environmentalists have requested.

NRC chair: Work needed to finish Fukushima changes

11/19/2014

The outgoing chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday the industry must finish making the safety changes required after a nuclear disaster in Japan, and it faces unresolved questions over how to store nuclear waste as existing plants close.

EPA asks DC Circuit to reject challenge to boiler rule

11/18/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has urged the D.C. Circuit to reject a challenge to a rule that establishes toxic emission standards for large boilers.

Concentric to do audit of Big Rivers Electric in Kentucky

11/17/2014

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has selected Concentric Energy Advisors to conduct a review of efforts by Big Rivers Electric Corp. to mitigate the effects of the departure of the utility's two largest customers.

Georgia developer still trying to build coal plant

11/17/2014

Deep in rural Georgia, a developer is betting he can build one of the last new coal-fired power plants in the United States as the rest of the country moves away from the fuel.

Duke Energy to begin removing coal ash from four sites in North Carolina

11/14/2014

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) announced plans to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR) to remove coal ash stored at the Asheville Steam Electric Plant, Dan River Steam Station, Riverbend Steam Station and L.V. Sutton Steam Electric Plant facilities.

California leads by example on climate change

11/13/2014

As the U.S. and China turn to implementing new rules aimed at curbing climate change, the countries can look to the most populous U.S. state as an example of the costs and challenges of fighting global warming.

U.S., China deal includes support for carbon capture in China

11/13/2014

A plan announced Nov. 11 by President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping to curb carbon dioxide output by the world's two largest CO2 emitters includes a plan to support development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology at a site in China.

US-China climate deal aims to prod others to act

11/12/2014

A groundbreaking agreement struck Wednesday by the United States and China puts the world's two worst polluters on a faster track to curbing the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming.

McConnell, GOP make gains in Kentucky coal country

11/10/2014

Deep in Kentucky's coal country, about a mile from where coal miner's daughter Loretta Lynn was born, Mack Lowe voted for Republican Mitch McConnell for the first time in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race.

US, France cite concerns about Iran nuclear talks

11/05/2014

With time running out on the latest round of negotiations, France and the United States on Wednesday stepped up demands for Iran to prove that its nuclear program is peaceful - or risk scuttling the closest chance for a deal in years and losing a chance to ease crippling sanctions on Tehran's economy.

NYISO, PJM expected to lower energy costs through Coordinated Transaction Scheduling

11/05/2014

PJM Interconnection and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) implemented a Coordinated Transaction Scheduling (CTS) system on Nov. 4, improving the scheduling of wholesale electricity sales between New York state and the PJM Interconnection market in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Emission mandate forces DTE Energy to discuss coal to gas conversions

11/04/2014

Proposed emission mandates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would reduce carbon dioxide emissions in Michigan by 32 percent, which could mean significant changes for DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), according to Skiles Boyd, vice president of environmental management and resources for DTE Energy.

Utilities open new gas-fired plant in Cheyenne

11/03/2014

Power company officials on Tuesday marked the opening of a new gas-fired power plant in Cheyenne that replaces several old coal-fired plants elsewhere

Proposed tax hike in Sweden could shutdown nuclear power plants

10/29/2014

Sweden nuclear power plant operators may have to shut down older reactors earlier than planned after a new government coalition proposed increasing taxes on nuclear power capacity by 17 percent from 2015.

Power4Georgians gets 18-month extension on coal plant air permit

10/29/2014

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division on Oct. 15 granted Power4Georgians LLC a break on an 850-MW, coal-fired power project, allowing the company an extra 18 months, until April 14, 2016, to begin project construction under a current air permit.

Dominion can alter Kewaunee nuclear plant's emergency preparedness program

10/28/2014

Dominion was granted permission to alter its emergency preparedness program for the Kewaunee nuclear power plant in Wisconsin.

Gas leak investigated at uranium conversion plant in Illinois

10/28/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) started an investigation after toxic gas was leaked from the Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Metropolis uranium plant in Illinois.