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EPA announces another delay in cooling water intake rule

04/17/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has delayed finalizing 316(b) of the Clean Water Act until May 16, marking another delay to the release of the cooling water intake rule.

Robot helps with cleanup at Fukushima Daiichi

04/16/2014

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) completed demonstration work of its MEISTeR remote controlled robot to help with decommissioning efforts inside Unit 1 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

St. Lucie Shows Public Opinion Is Easily Swayed

04/16/2014

Recently, the St. Lucie nuclear power plant in Florida has been in the news for reportedly having steam generator tube wear.

Court upholds EPA emission standards

04/15/2014

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

Nuclear power remains in the mix as Japan energy plan OK’d

04/11/2014

Japan’s cabinet approved an energy plan that includes reinstating nuclear power in the country, but the industry has already reported billions of dollars in losses.

Government says new rule to make power plant work safer

04/04/2014

The government is mandating new safety regulations that it says will help protect workers on electrical power plants and transmission lines.

Pennsylvania coal waste dump must close by 2028

04/04/2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) must close a coal-waste dump along the Pennsylvania-West Virginia border by 2028, three years sooner than the utility proposed, but years later than environmentalists hoped.

NV Energy power plant reaches safety record milestone

03/31/2014

NV Energy’s Fort Churchill Power Plant reached 27 years of safe operation without a lost time accident Monday.

Operators of coal-fired power plants decide how to meet MATS 2015 deadline

03/28/2014

Operators of coal-fired power plants throughout the U.S. are creating strategies to meet the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) by the April 2015 deadline.

GHG permit issued for natural gas-fired power plant

03/27/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a greenhouse gas (GHG) permit for El Paso Electric’s planned natural gas-fired power plant in Texas.

FERC okays waiver related to shutdown of six Virginia Electric coal units

03/26/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on March 26 granted a waiver to Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion Virginia Power related to the upcoming deactivation by the end of this year of coal-fired units at the Chesapeake and Yorktown power plants.

Areva installs I&C system in U.S. nuclear power plant

03/26/2014

Areva Inc. installed its TELEPERM XS Platform digital instrumentation & control system at a third unnamed nuclear reactor in the U.S.

Duke Energy releases plans for coal ash basins

03/26/2014

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) released an update Wednesday regarding the company's future plans for its coal ash basins.

Appalachian Power updates plans for hydroelectric facility

03/24/2014

Appalachian Power’s has released the revised Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) for the Smith Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project in Virginia.

Small fire extinguished at Michigan nuclear power plant

03/21/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) responded to a small fire at the Fermi Nuclear Generation Plant in Michigan.

Kentucky bill over EPA regulations on coal-fired power plants heads to Senate

03/19/2014

Kentucky House Bill 388, which proposes that state legislature be included in planning regulations over carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal-fired power plants, is now in the Senate’s hands.

Industry witnesses throw cold water on EPA claims about CCS technology

03/17/2014

Alstom official: EPA rule would freeze carbon capture technology development

House launches EPA investigation on coal-fired power plant regulations

03/13/2014

The House Energy and Commerce Committee are launching an investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) coal power plants regulations.

U.S. House votes to block EPA’s coal-fired power plant regs

03/06/2014

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 229 to 183 to block U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations that would set greenhouse gas (GHG) emission limits from new and existing coal-fired power plants.

Coal company reaches $27.5mn settlement over Clean Water Act violations

03/05/2014

Coal company Alpha Natural Resources Inc. and 66 subsidiaries agreed to a $27.5 million civil penalty and to spend $200 million to install and operate wastewater treatment systems to reduce water pollution from coal mines in five states.