POWERnews [Jan. 28, 2016]

[UPDATED] Halt the EPA’s Clean Power Plan Now, 26 States Urge Supreme Court

Following the D.C. Circuit's denial of motions for stay, 26 states have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to immediately block the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) contentious Clean Power Plan from…

Supreme Court Revives FERC Order 745 on Demand Response

By a 6–2 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court on January 25 ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) had authority under the Federal Power Act (FPA) to issue rules…

Wind Energy Thrives in Europe, but It’s Not Unfettered

Recent news out of Europe shows just how important wind energy has become to the continent. Record wind power consumption, huge capacity additions, and new expansion in previously untapped offshore…

Senate's Failed Veto Override Leaves WOTUS Rule Intact

Congressional efforts to block the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) contentious rule asserting federal authority over small bodies of water were derailed on Jan. 21. Senate Republicans voted 52–40, failing to…

Winter Storm Wallops East Coast, Disrupts Power

The historic winter storm that buried the Eastern U.S. in snow over the weekend shut the lights off for more than a million customers from Arkansas to Massachusetts as it…

NRC Renews Licenses for Braidwood Units 1 and 2

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on January 27 that it had approved the applications for license renewal submitted by Exelon Corp. for Units 1 and 2 of the Braidwood…

New York Launches $5B Clean Energy Fund

The New York State Public Service Commission on January 21 approved a 10-year, $5 billion Clean Energy Fund that is expected to address climate change and strengthen resiliency in the…

D.C. Circuit Denies Stay of Clean Power Plan

A federal court has denied the motions for stay requested by 27 states and numerous industry groups to block the Clean Power Plan from taking effect. "Petitioners have not satisfied…