The Public Service Commission of South Carolina Unanimously Approves South Carolina Electric & Gas Company's Petition To Update Construction and…

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 03 - Global Data Point
The Public Service Commission of South Carolina Unanimously Approves South Carolina Electric & Gas Company's Petition To Update Construction and Capital Cost Schedules For New Nuclear Units

Hedcor seeks ERC's nod for P612.41-million transmission facility

International | Sep 03 - Business Mirror (Philippines)
Hedcor Bukidnon Inc. is seeking regulatory approval to construct and operate a P612.41-million transmission facility that will connect its hydropower plants to the transmission assets of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines.

Biopower plants to generate 700MW of electricity in Iran

International | Sep 03 - Global Data Point
Biopower uses biomass, including wood, agricultural residues, and animal and human waste, to create electricity through various technologies.

Final report for MID power line project keeps proposed route

Grid Operations | Sep 2 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Brianna Vaccari Merced Sun-Star (Merced, Calif.)
A final environmental impact report for a Merced Irrigation District power line project maintains the same proposed route for new power lines and contains pages of response to comments made about the project during the California Environmental Quality Act comment period.

Lawsuit against El Paso County over wind farm dismissed

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 3 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Ryan Maye Handy The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
El Paso County attorneys and lawyers for disgruntled residents reached an agreement this week to end a months' long lawsuit over a controversial wind farm, the county announced on Wednesday.

Blankenship defense, prosecutors continue filing responses, oppositions to motions

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 2 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Wendy Holdren The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys for former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship continue filing replies and oppositions to a number of motions in the case, as the trial is rapidly approaching.

State Regulators Approve Combining Entergy's Louisiana Utilities

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 02 - Transmission & Distribution World
Customers of Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. will soon be served by a single utility company created through a transaction approved today by the Louisiana Public Service Commission.

Barakah nuclear plant reaches construction milestone

International | Naser Al Wasmi ABU DHABI Sep 02 - National, The (United Arab Emirates)
The Barakah nuclear power plant programme has become the first to build four identical reactors simultaneously at one site.

N.J. moves to block Obama clean energy rules

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 02 - Philadelphia Inquirer (PA)
The Christie administration on Wednesday officially moved to block the federal Environmental Protection Agency's implementation of new clean energy rules, blasting them as "unprecedented regulatory overreach."

FPL says customers to save more in 2016 from utility's efficiency push

Billing & Customer Care | JUNO BEACH Sep 03 - Palm Beach Post (FL)
Florida Power & Light Co. is burning less fuel to produce power because its plants are more fuel efficient, and that translates into lower fuel charges for its 4.8 million customers, FPL President and CEO Eric Silagy said Wednesday.

PSC approves renewable energy proposal

Wind | Sep 02 - Global Data Point
The plan provides options for the company to work with customers who've made renewable generation a priority, while protecting other customers from bearing additional costs.

New design plans for nuclear power plant in South Tangerang

International | Sep 02 - Global Data Point
Batan deputy chairman Taswanda Taryo told the press on Wednesday that the visit of Batam's experts to Nukem Technology in Germany in the middle of this month had helped with the progress of the plant, especially with respect to designing the power plant.

Understanding the role of energy efficiency within the Clean Power Plan

Energy Efficiency | John Morris | Sep 02, 201
Despite the technical decision to remove energy efficiency as the fourth "building block," the EPA expects energy efficiency to be a critical component to successful state implementation plans.

Coal ash contains radioactive contaminants: study

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | From EnergyBiz news services | Sep 02, 2015
High levels of radioactive contaminants have been found in coal ash in major coal-producing regions of the United States, raising concern about the dangers of this unregulated waste, researchers said Wednesday.

Duke Energy moves to reduce customer rates, citing fuel prices

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | From EnergyBiz news services | Sep 02, 2015
Duke Energy Florida has filed a petition with the Florida Public Service Commission seeking to reduce Florida customers' rates, citing a decline in expected fuel prices.

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