POWERnews [March 9, 2017]

Coal Industry Cautious About Future Growth, Trump Rhetoric

While investor interest in U.S. coal production is seeing a revival, President Donald Trump can do little to directly help the flailing industry, coal producers and investors said at CERAweek…

Fukushima Cleanup Hitting Snags as Robot Probes Fail

The epic recovery from the 2011 accident at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant, already predicted to take decades and cost at least $35 billion, is encountering delays as a series…

Six Years After Fukushima, Only Three Reactors Operating in Japan, More Poised to Restart

Six years after the Fukushima disaster prompted an electricity crisis in Japan and sent tremors throughout the world's nuclear power sector, Japan is determined to continue its reliance on nuclear…

India Moves to Boost Oil, Gas Production to Bolster Future Renewables Additions

India will open all 26 of its sedimentary basins to allow domestic and foreign investors to explore conventional and unconventional oil and natural gas resources in a bid to escalate…

Perry Confirmed as Secretary of Energy

With a vote of 62–37, the Senate on March 2 confirmed former Texas governor Rick Perry as the new secretary of energy. Perry received the support of 10 Democratic senators:…