Security guard at Peach Bottom nuclear plant injured - but that's just the start

Nuclear | Nov 22 - Patriot-News (Harrisburg, PA)
In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, nuclear plants across the country beefed up security amid fears that plants could become targets of attacks.

Fitch Affirms AGL, AGLC and Nicor's Ratings; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | Nov 21 - Business Wire
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the long-term Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) of AGL Resources, Inc. (AGL) and Atlanta Gas Light Company (AGLC) at 'BBB+'. Fitch has also affirmed the long-term IDR of Northern Illinois Gas Company (Nicor Gas) at 'A'.

EPA regs to increase Vermonters' gas and electric bills by $880

Business & Corporate | Nov 21 - Forexpros
By 2020, the average annual household gas and electric bill in Vermont will increase by more than $880, thanks to the Obama administration's proposal to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants.

Durbin Releases Statement on EPA Decision Not to Move Forward with Renewable Fuel Standard Proposal

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Nov 22 - Targeted News Service
The office of Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it would not be finalizing the volume standards under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program before the end of 2014.

FERC Issues Letter Order Accepting San Diego Gas & Electric Company's 9/30/14 Filing of the Revised TO4 Formula Depreciation Rates for...

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Nov 22 - Targeted News Service
FERC Issues Letter Order Accepting San Diego Gas & Electric Company's 9/30/14 Filing of the Revised TO4 Formula Depreciation Rates for Non-Transmission Common Plant and General Plant Under ER14-2984.

Italy's coal imports drop through 2014

International | Nov 21 - Syrian Arab News Agency
Italy's imports of the thermal coal will drop 11% this year following the closure of the Valdo Ligure coal-fired power plant, the Italian Coal Association told the recent Coal Industry Advisory Board (CIAB) plenary meeting in Paris.

World Bank to invest $130m in solar plants

International | Nov 21 - Forexpros
The World Bank will finance 25MW solar power plants and other activities to be carried out curb leakages faced by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).

IAEA Issues 2014 Edition of Climate Change and Nuclear Power

International | Nov 21 - TendersInfo (India)
The IAEA s latest edition of the Climate Change and Nuclear Power report, issued today, examines the role of nuclear power in mitigating global climate change and how it contributes to other developmental and environmental challenges.

Sale of First Wind may affect company's Bingham project

Wind | Nov 21 - Morning Sentinel (Waterville, ME)
Officials from the company that wants to build a 62-turbine wind farm in northern Somerset County say the recent sale of the company should not affect the project, but a spokesman for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection said Thursday that it's too soon to tell.

Deal divides billions in closed San Onofre nuclear power plant's costs

Nuclear | Nov 21 - Yellowbrix -
Consumers will pay about $3.3 billion and shareholders will pay about $1.4 billion under a settlement approved Thursday on costs stemming from the premature closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant. The vote by the California Public Utilities Commission was 5-0.

SCE Seeks New Clean Power Resources

Solar | Nov 21 - Business Wire
Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched a Request for Offers (RFO) to acquire electricity from new renewable distributed generating facilities.

Impsa selling 150MW of Brazil wind to raise cash

International | Nov 21 - Pan African News Agency
Energimp – the Brazilian development arm of Argentine conglomerate and wind turbine maker Impsa – is close to selling its first wind power assets as it attempts to solve a cashflow crisis.

Western Region to get 60MW hydroelectric power plant

International | Nov 21 - Forexpros
Government will soon be building 60 megawatts hydroelectric power plant in the Western Region to augment the current energy needs of the country.

RENEWABLE energy division of TATA POWER to invest in wind energy firms

International | Nov 21 - TendersInfo (India)
Renewable energy division of the Tata group is in negotiations to invest in a wind energy firm, as the company aims at achieving its goal of adding around 300 MW to its portfolio annually.

Flooding at St. Lucie nuclear plant prompts more oversight from regulators

Nuclear | Nov 21 - Treasure Coast Newspapers (Stuart, FL)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is stepping up oversight of one of two units at Florida Power & Light Co.'s St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant after about 50,000 gallons of water entered a reactor auxiliary building during heavy rains in January, according to the NRC.

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