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Alliant subsidiary advances emissions projects at Iowa coal plants

04/01/2015

Interstate Power and Light (IPL), which is a subsidiary of Alliant Energy (NYSE: LNT), told the Iowa Utilities Board that it is undertaking a number of emissions-control projects for coal-fired capacity under its approved Emission Plan and Budget (EPB).

White paper explores idea of BLM imposing carbon tax on federal coal

04/01/2015

A just-released discussion paper from Resources for the Future (RFF), a Washington, D.C. think tank, floats the idea of imposing a carbon charge on coal extracted on federally-managed lands.

NRC grants nuclear license exemptions for Crystal River 3

04/01/2015

Duke Energy Florida (NYSE: DUK)’s request to alter the emergency preparedness plan for the Crystal River Unit 3 nuclear power plant in Florida was approved.

NRC to increase oversight of Plant Vogtle

04/01/2015

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said it would increase oversight of Plant Vogtle in Georgia for a violation pertaining to shipping containers for radioactive waste.

US to pledge up to 28 percent emission cut in global treaty

03/31/2015

The United States pledged Tuesday to cut its greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent as part of a global treaty aimed at preventing the worst effects of climate change, the White House said.

FERC approves NextEra & Hawaiian Electric merger

03/31/2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a proposed merger between NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) and Hawaiian Electric Industries (NYSE: HE).

NRC won’t investigate SCE in SONGS shut down

03/31/2015

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said it is dropping its investigation of Southern California Edison and the shut down San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in California.

Mexico sets 25% pollution cut by 2030 for climate talks

03/30/2015

Mexico has become the first developing nation to submit pollutant reduction goals for next fall's Paris climate change talks, pledging Friday to cut greenhouse gas and short-lived climate pollutants 25 percent by 2030.

IAEA urges India to tighten nuclear safety regulations

03/27/2015

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is pressing India to tighten its nuclear safety regulations more by making its nuclear power watchdog independent and allowing more outside inspections.

Justices divided over EPA mercury limits

03/27/2015

The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

Low carbon standard passes Ill. Senate committee

03/27/2015

An Illinois Senate committee passed a bill that would establish a low carbon standard that would help the state’s nuclear power plants.

Iowa top officials on opposites sides in EPA lawsuit

03/27/2015

Iowa's governor and attorney general were on opposite sides of a case argued Wednesday at the U.S. Supreme Court concerning new mercury and toxic air emissions standards for power plants.

Kansas House approves bill to limit greenhouse gas emissions

03/27/2015

The Kansas House has approved a bill requiring the state to draft a plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants but allowing legislators to have a say in its contents.

Dominion Va. Power proposes $1 bn, natural gas-fired power plant

03/26/2015

Dominion Virginia Power (NYSE: D) said the company is proposing to build a $1 billion, 1,600-MW natural gas-fired power plant in Greensville County.

ENEC files for nuclear power plant operating licenses

03/26/2015

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. (ENEC) filed the operating license application for two nuclear reactors currently under construction.

B&W lands $40M emission control contract for Colorado Springs Utilities

03/25/2015

Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG, NYSE: BWC) has been awarded a contract valued at $40.3 million by Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) to engineer, procure, construct and commission an emissions control project for the Ray D. Nixon Power Plant, south of Colorado Springs.

Ankney proposes fees for companies that close coal plants

03/25/2015

A Republican senator has proposed fees be levied against companies that shut down coal-fired power plants in Montana.

EIA: California first state to generate 5% electricity from utility-scale solar power

03/25/2015

California has become the first state with more than 5 percent of its annual utility-scale electricity generation from solar power, according to EIA's Electric Power Monthly.

House GOP wants to give states a break while the Clean Power Plan is fought out in court

03/25/2015

House Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., on March 23 unveiled a discussion draft of the Ratepayer Protection Act, which would empower states to not have to comply with the Clean Power Plan while inevitable lawsuits over it are fought out in court.

Lawmakers say next year for renewable energy legislation

03/25/2015

Key Vermont lawmakers are saying that with about six weeks to go in the this year's Statehouse session, it's likely legislation to retool the way Vermont sites solar, wind and other renewable energy projects will take until next year to see action.