POWERnews [March 13, 2014]

CCS Is Not Yet “Adequately Demonstrated,” Say Industry Leaders [Corrected]

Janet McCabe, a top air regulation official at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defended the agency's carbon rule for new power plants at a House hearing on Wednesday, even as…

E.ON to Close 13 GW in Europe

Germany's biggest utility E.ON will shutter nearly 13 GW of capacity—more than a quarter of its conventional fleet in Europe—to offset the "negative effects of a difficult economic and regulatory…

Court Greenlights NRG Acquisition of Edison Mission Energy

A federal bankruptcy judge in New York gave final approval to Edison Mission Energy’s (EME’s) Chapter 11 reorganization plan on Mar. 11, one that involves the sale of all assets…

Three Years After Fukushima in Four Infographics

March 11 marked the third anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck the east coast of Japan. Within days of that event, with no backup power,…

UPDATED: FERC Directs NERC to Develop Physical Security Reliability Standards

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Friday directed the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to develop reliability standards requiring owners and operators of the bulk power system to…

California Solar Output Sets New Record

When California’s solar power production peaked at 4,093 MW on Mar. 8, it set a new record, supplying nearly 18% of the state’s electricity demand at the time. California is…