POWERnews [Jan. 6, 2017]

Experts: If Clean Power Plan Perishes, GHG Regulation Almost Certain Under NAAQS Program

If the Clean Power Plan is scrapped or weakened, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may be forced to regulate greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted by existing power plant with wider repercussions…

Coal-Fired Navajo Station Could Close This Year

The 2,250-MW Navajo Generating Station near Page, Ariz., and the associated Kayenta coal mine may close in 2017.

U.S. LNG Exports Surge in 2016—But Not Where They Were Expected [Updated]

The U.S. took a big step toward becoming a major exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2016 as Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass export terminal in Louisiana came online early…

DOE Ditches Another Offshore Wind Demonstration Project

The Department of Energy (DOE) has dropped its support of a 24-MW offshore wind demonstration project proposed by Fishermen's Energy off the coast of Atlantic City, N.J. "Under the Energy…

China Plans $363 Billion Investment in Renewables Over Five Years

China rolled out its latest five-year energy development plan, detailing the country’s aim of investing about 2.5 trillion yuan (more than $363 billion) through 2020 in the development of renewable…

OPG: Kincardine Nuclear Waste Deep Geologic Repository Is Best Alternative

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has submitted documents that suggest its plan to permanently store low-level and intermediate-level nuclear waste close to its Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in Kincardine, at an…