POWERnews [Jan. 14, 2016]

Terrorist Drones Could Pose Threat to Nuclear Plants

Advanced drones capable of carrying sophisticated imaging equipment and significant payloads pose a serious threat to nuclear power plants and other high-profile targets, says a report released on Jan. 11…

Fight Over Ohio Power Plant Subsidies Keeps Expanding

The month-old agreements that seemed to provide a lifeline for an array of coal-fired and nuclear power plants in Ohio owned by American Electric Power (AEP) and FirstEnergy have come…

SOTU Address Champions “Clean Energy” over “Dirty Energy"

In his final State of the Union (SOTU) address on January 12, and arguably less so than in any other address he has given over the last seven years, President…

The State of Energy, Power, Climate Change in Obama's Past SOTU Addresses

Energy and environment issues have figured prominently in past State of the Union (SOTU) addresses. Here's a look back at President Obama's previous speeches. See what Obama said in his…

EIA: Wholesale Power Prices Saw Sharp Fall in 2015 

Wholesale power prices across the nation plunged between 27% and 37% at major trading hubs last year compared to 2014, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported. The agency said on…

Wisconsin Assembly Votes to Lift Moratorium on New Nuclear Plants

In a voice vote on January 12, the Wisconsin Assembly passed AB 384, a bill that would repeal the statute currently preventing the state Public Service Commission (PSC) from authorizing…