POWERnews [Feb. 9, 2017]

Explosion Rocks Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant in France

An explosion at EDF Energy's Flamanville nuclear power station in France has been controlled, the utility said. The blast, which rocked Unit 1 at the nuclear plant on France's northern…

Trump’s Regulatory Rollback May Hit Roadblocks

President Donald Trump’s drive to roll back federal regulations, especially from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will not be simple or smooth, a veteran Washington, D.C., attorney said at a…

2017 Will be the Year for North American CCS, Expert Says

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) in North America is about to have its year, Julio Friedmann, senior adviser for energy innovation at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lawrence Livermore National…

Republicans Take Aim at EPA in Science Hearing, New Bill to Abolish Agency

As House Republicans issued a bill to dismantle the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week, a House committee held a hearing on how to make the agency "great again,"…

GOP Statesmen Pitch Carbon Tax at White House

Former President Barack Obama’s regulation-heavy Climate Action Plan was inefficient and should be replaced with a carbon tax, a group of senior Republican statesmen told White House officials during a…

DONG Energy to Phase Out Coal Use in Power Plant Fleet

Denmark's DONG Energy is the latest in a string of power companies that are shunning the use of coal in future generation fleets. The company said on February 8 it…

Solar-Plus-Storage Could Increase Consumption and Emissions, Study Suggests

Pairing energy storage with rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems has been widely touted as the path for greater deployment of renewable energy, but a new study from researchers at the…