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PNM files ownership plan, coal supply deal with regulators

07/02/2015

New Mexico's largest electric provider says it's on track to meeting a deadline for submitting to regulators key documents related to the future of the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station.

Oklahoma attorney general challenges EPA's clean-air plan

07/02/2015

A plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants would threaten the reliability and affordability of electricity and cause substantial economic injury to the state, Attorney General Scott Pruitt claims in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Wave Energy Week will mix marine energy developers with traditional hydropower

07/02/2015

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Democrat, has proclaimed “July 13-17, 2015 to be Oregon Wave Week in Oregon and encourages all Oregonians to join in this observance.”

Public Service Company of Oklahoma seeks rate increase

07/02/2015

Public Service Company of Oklahoma is asking for a 13.6 percent rate increase it says is needed to help comply with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mandates.

GAO looks at reliability impacts of changing power generation mix

07/01/2015

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on June 29 released a study provided a month before to members of Congress that looks at how the mix of energy sources for electricity generation has changed, and the growth in electricity consumption has slowed.

On the day after MATS decision, Bernstein sees only a limited reprieve for coal units

07/01/2015

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), Bernstein is saying that the coal plant retirement bloodletting by 2020 won’t be quite as bad as previously forecast.

Pence says Indiana will not comply with coal plant regulations

07/01/2015

Indiana will not comply with President Barack Obama's plan to battle climate change by requiring reductions in emissions from coal-fired power plants, Republican Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday.

Westermost Rough offshore wind park enters operations

07/01/2015

The 210-MW offshore wind power plant, Westermost Rough, has entered operations. The project was a joint venture with owners DONG Energy (50 percent) and its partners Marubeni Corp. (25 percent) and the UK Green Investment Bank (25 percent).

Duke Energy to upgrade energy storage system at Notrees Windpower Project

07/01/2015

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), Samsung SDI and Younicos will work together to update Duke Energy's 36-MW energy storage and power management system at its Notrees Windpower Project in west Texas.

Wisconsin Energy acquires Integrys, forms WEC Energy Group

07/01/2015

Wisconsin Energy Corp. successfully acquired Integrys Energy - forming the WEC Energy Group (NYSE: WEC) — on June 29, 2015.

Regulator rejects Iberdrola plan to buy Connecticut utility

06/30/2015

Connecticut regulators have taken a step toward rejecting a plan by Iberdrola, Spain's leading electricity and natural gas utility, from buying UIL Holdings Corp. in a $3 billion deal.

Largest Southern Co. subsidiary enters rooftop solar market

06/30/2015

The largest Southern Co. subsidiary will start selling and installing solar panels on homes Wednesday, a move that could broaden the alternative energy market and also worry the utility's competitors.

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds wind turbine rules

06/30/2015

The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the state's wind turbine construction rules Tuesday, saying they're valid even though regulators didn't develop a report on how the regulations would affect the housing industry.

After mercury ruling, higher scrutiny of Obama climate rules

06/30/2015

Sweeping pollution limits at the center of President Barack Obama's climate change plan are facing increased scrutiny in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that showed that the justices aren't afraid to thwart perceived overreach by Obama or his Environmental Protection Agency.

Coal plant operator says Colstrip remains profitable for now

06/30/2015

The formation of a new company to run Montana's largest power plant has raised questions among analysts and plant detractors about how long it can keep going, as pollution control costs rise and coal's share of the electricity market crumbles.

Maryland natural gas-fired power plant begins operations

06/30/2015

The 120-MW Perryman 6 natural gas-fired power unit in Maryland began commercial operation.

Austria delays filing nuclear plant subsidy complaint

06/30/2015

The Austrian government said it would delay filing a legal complaint against subsidies for a new nuclear power plant in the UK.

NRC begins special inspections of Ft. Calhoun nuclear power plant

06/30/2015

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) started a special inspection at the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska surrounding a reported failure of an auxiliary feedwater valve during a refueling outage June 5.

Canada, UK sign nuclear energy cooperation deal

06/30/2015

The United Kingdom and Canada signed a memorandum of understanding on civil nuclear energy cooperation.

Westinghouse, European partners to supply nuclear fuel

06/29/2015

Westinghouse Electric Co. and eight European consortium partners received 2 million euros ($2.24 million) in funding from the European Union (EU) to create a safe supply of nuclear fuel for Russian-designed reactors in the EU.

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