POWERnews [Feb. 18, 2016]

A Rollercoaster Week for the Clean Power Plan

In the week since the highest court in the U.S. issued an unprecedented ruling to stay the Clean Power Plan—as at least two states suspended compliance efforts—the passing of Supreme…

Morgan Stanley Investment Banker “Bearish” on New U.S. Nuclear

Despite the positive attributes of nuclear power—zero carbon emissions, reliable generation, low fuel costs, and a small footprint—the outlook for new nuclear in the United States is “bearish,” said Anthony Ianno, a Morgan Stanley managing director who follows the electricity business as an investment banker and dealmaker.

TVA Explores Sale of Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant Site

It’s looking less and less likely that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will ever finish construction as it was once envisioned for its Bellefonte Nuclear Plant. POWER confirmed through a…

Seventeen U.S. Governors Sign Clean Energy Accord

The governors of 17 U.S. states on February 16 signed a landmark agreement to cooperate on expanding clean energy, energy efficiency, and modernizing energy infrastructure. The Governors' Accord For A…

Wisconsin's Senate Lifts Ban on New Nuclear Plant, Bill Heads to Governor

Wisconsin's Senate has voted to lift a longstanding ban on building new nuclear plants unless a federal site exists to store the waste and it can be shown to benefit…

Electric Co-ops Launch “Community Storage” Initiative

Electric cooperatives are poised to increase their use of electric water heaters as a demand response (DR) and energy storage tool in their service territories.

EDF Energy Extends Life of Four UK Nuclear Power Plants

EDF Energy announced on February 16 that it is extending the closure dates for four of its nuclear plants in the UK. Heysham 1 and Hartlepool will be extended by…

NYISO Warns of Power Capacity Gap When Ginna, FitzPatrick Nuclear Plants Are Closed

Closure of Exelon's 614-MW R.E. Ginna and Entergy's 882-MW James A. FitzPatrick nuclear plants will leave New York with a statewide power deficiency starting in 2019, the New York Independent…