POWERnews [Jan. 15, 2015]

U.S. Will Seek to Cut Upstream Methane Emissions Up to 45% by 2025

The Obama administration announced on Jan. 14 that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will propose new regulations to cut emissions of methane from the oil and gas industry, as well…

Agreements Solve Power Problem in Michigan, Move Wisconsin Energy’s Acquisition of Integrys Forward

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced a series of deals designed to eliminate a costly utility rate payment in the state’s Upper Peninsula (UP), while providing long-term, cost-effective energy reliability for…

U.S. Faces Wave of Premature Nuclear Retirements

The nuclear renaissance has turned into a nuclear retirement party. As recently as 2012, the U.S. had 104 operating nuclear reactors. With the retirement of Entergy’s Vermont Yankee plant at…

E.ON Agrees to Sell Italian Coal and Gas Power Generation Assets

Düsseldorf, Germany–based energy supplier E.ON announced on Jan. 12 that it would sell its Italian coal and gas generation assets to Energetický a Průmyslový Holding (EPH), a Czech energy company.…

U.S. Can Reach 50% Renewable Generation by 2030, Says IRENA

The U.S. could get nearly 50% of its generation from renewable sources by 2030 with existing technologies and the right policies and investments, according to a report released by the…