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


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


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

GDF Suez purchases battery system from Eos Energy Storage


GDF SUEZ has purchased Eos Energy Storage’s zinc hybrid cathode battery energy storage system. The sale marks the next phase in Eos’s pilot demonstration program, after 3rd-party testing with DNV GL.

Bechtel, Siemens, Panda Power Funds dedicate Sherman Power Project in Texas


Panda Power Funds, Siemens (NYSE: SI) and Bechtel dedicated the 758-MW Panda Sherman Power Project in Sherman, Texas, two weeks ahead of schedule.

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


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.

EPA asks DC Circuit to reject challenge to boiler rule


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.

Georgia developer still trying to build coal plant


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


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.

Texas would benefit from 5,000 MW of energy storage


The deployment of grid-integrated distributed energy storage in Texas could provide substantial benefits to the power system in ERCOT and its customers, according to a reported conducted by The Brattle Group.

California leads by example on climate change


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.

JEA to shut Northside Unit 3 by the end of 2015


JEA, a municipal utility serving the city of Jacksonville, Fla., plans to put the gas- and oil-fired Unit 3 at its Northside Generating Station into "reserve storage" by December 2015, four years ahead of its scheduled retirement.

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


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.

Japan's nuclear cleanup stymied by water woes


More than three years into the massive cleanup of Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant, only a tiny fraction of the workers are focused on key tasks such as preparing for the dismantling of the broken reactors and removing radioactive fuel rods.

US-China climate deal aims to prod others to act


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.

RES Americas to develop largest energy storage projects in North America


Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) has announced plans to develop two grid-scale energy storage projects, that upon completion, will be the largest, fully commercial energy storage projects in North America.

McConnell, GOP make gains in Kentucky coal country


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.

Alstom delivers demand response system to Con Edison


Con Edison has successfully received a demand response management system (DRMS) from Alstom.

After SONGS closure, SCE signs 2,221 MW worth of contracts


Southern California Edison (SCE) has signed contracts for 2,221-MW of power from various new resources, representing approximately 10 percent of SCE’s current total customer peak usage.

Court affirms Minnesota decision on new air controls for Boswell 4


The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Nov. 3 rejected an environmental group appeal of a decision by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to approve new air emissions controls for the coal-fired Boswell Unit 4 under the state's Mercury Emissions Reduction Act (MERA).

Carbon capture and storage projects rise to 22 worldwide


Global carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects rose to 22 in 2014,  according to the Global CCS Institute.