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Duke Energy: 5,000 gallons of fuel oil spills into the Ohio River

Duke Energy: 5,000 gallons of fuel oil spills into the Ohio River

Approximately 5,000 gallons of fuel oil being transferred to the W.C. Beckjord coal-fired power station accidently spilled into the Ohio River Monday night.


 NRC targeted by hackers three times in three years

NRC targeted by hackers three times in three years

Hackers targeted the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for cyberattacks at least three times in the past three years, according to Fox News.


 EPA's Final Rule for 316(b) effective October 14

EPA's Final Rule for 316(b) effective October 14

The 316(b) standards under the Clean Water Act was published in the Federal Register on Aug. 14, meaning the rule set forth by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) becomes effective Oct. 14.


 FERC: All new capacity in July came from renewable sources

FERC: All new capacity in July came from renewable sources

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Office of Energy Projects has released an “Energy Infrastructure Update" report, finding that all new electrical generating capacity in the U.S. in July came from renewable energy sources.


Top 5 U.S. Coal Plant Heat Rates

Top 5 U.S. Coal Plant Heat Rates

Peabody Energy recently ranked the top 5 cleanest burning coal-fired power plants in the U.S. under three categories: SO2 emissions, NOx emissions and best heat rate.


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