POWERnews [Feb. 25, 2016]

Twenty States Call on Supreme Court to Stay EPA Mercury Rule

Rallied by the Supreme Court's unprecedented stay of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan, a coalition of 20 states has asked the high court to stay another disputed…

What Unites OPEC, U.S. Shale, and Power Generation

The OPEC secretary general and Saudi Arabia's minister of petroleum shared their views on low oil prices, shale, and climate change at IHS CERAWeek.

EPA Chief: Clean Power Plan to Win on Merits

Despite the unprecedented stay by the Supreme Court, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Clean Power Plan will withstand legal challenges "based on its merits," predicted the agency's head, Gina McCarthy,…

DOE Secretary Moniz on WIPP and Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage

Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz reaffirmed that the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, N.M., is on track for reopening later this year, but he did not offer any encouragement to those in the southwest corner of the state who support using the site for permanent disposal of the country’s spent nuclear fuel.

GE’s Immelt: It's a World of “Slow Growth and Volatility”

We live in a world of “slow growth and volatility,” said Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO of General Electric, but there’s an opportunity to “make a lot of money” if you have courage in such times.

One Dead, Three Missing After Power Plant Collapse

Shortly after 4 p.m. on February 23, part of the boiler house at the Didcot A Power Station in Oxfordshire, UK, unexpectedly collapsed, killing one person. Three others are missing…

85% of Major Equipment Delivered to V.C. Summer Nuclear Power Plant Construction Site

According to Steve Byrne, COO of South Carolina Electric and Gas Co. (SCE&G), 85% of the major equipment necessary to build V.C. Summer Units 2 and 3 is onsite, and…

U.S. Power Sector Carbon Emissions See Fractional Increase

  Power generators consumed 34% of total U.S. energy uses from fossil fuels and accounted for 39% of the nation’s carbon emissions from fossil fuel combustion in 2014—a fraction of…

Nieto: Mexico's Energy Transition Will Persevere Despite Dismal Oil Prices

Mexico's ongoing energy reform is a "paradigm shift" in the way the country obtains, transforms, and exploits its energy resources, President Enrique Peña Nieto told attendees at IHS CERAWeek on…