Duke Energy wants 2 nonprofits to risk $240M to challenge it in court

By John Murawski, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) - What's a reasonable cost for a nonprofit environmental organization to pay before it's allowed to legally challenge a state power plant permit issued to the nation's largest electric utility? Duke Energy's suggestion: $240 million. more...
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Obama admin changing coal royalty program to boost revenue

By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press - The Interior Department said Thursday it is changing the way it values coal mined from public lands in the West to make sure mining companies are not shortchanging taxpayers on sales to Asia and other markets. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Power Plant Technology Programs to be Offered at UofA Texarkana this Fall

Field Walsh - The University of Arkansas at Texarkana is offering new programs in Power Plant Technology. more...
Filed under: Human Resourcess

OG&E to put interim rate increase into effect Friday

PAUL MONIES The Oklahoman - OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. said Wednesday it will implement a $69.5 million interim rate increase as it awaits a decision from state regulators in its pending rate case. The utility said the increase, which is subject to refund, would be offset by a lowering of the fuel-adjustment charges that it is required to pass along to consumers. The rate increase and lower fuel ... more...
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Pilgrim had no working emergency generators

By Christine Legere, Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass. - A well-known nuclear safety expert is looking for more information from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission regarding a report that both emergency diesel generators at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station had been out of commission at the same time for a short period in April, while the reactor was operating at full power. more...
Filed under: Nuclear

ScottMadden Energy Industry Update Examines the Clean Power Plan

- ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, recently released its newest edition of The Energy Industry Update. more...
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Posted By: Jim Hoecker
On: July 1, 2016
The brouhaha about the Clean Power Plan (CPP) may miss the point! In fact, CPP may end up a lagging- instead of a leading-indicator of the transformational changes about to more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
Posted By: Darren Gale
On: June 29, 2016
When the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) unveiled its "Delivering the Nuclear Promise" initiative at the end of 2015, it was a significant step for the industry. Over the last decade more...
Filed under: Nuclear
Posted By: Saif Islam
On: June 27, 2016
PV installers in the USA are optimistic about 2016. Almost 60% of American PV installers believe they will install more kWp in 2016 than last year, as the latest study more...
Filed under: Solar
Posted By: Aaron Clark-Ginsberg
On: June 24, 2016
SANS ICS456 `Essentials for NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection' is the newest course to be offered in critical infrastructure protection by the SANS Institute. more...
Filed under: Communications & Security
Posted By: Nina Plaushin
On: June 22, 2016
As temperatures are heating up for the summer, it is once again a crucial time to heed the call to invest in the country's electricity grid. Heat waves, extreme weather more...
Filed under: Grid Operations

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