POWERnews [March 19, 2015]

Experts: EPA Clean Power Plan's Legal Uncertainty May Have Lasting Impact

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Clean Power Plan will certainly be challenged in court, but states and power companies must expend enormous resources developing and complying with state plans regardless…

Siemens and GE Ink Big Orders with Egypt

The Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) in Sharm El-Sheikh resulted in some big agreements for the Egyptian government including a reported $10.5 billion deal with Siemens and a $1.7 billion…

Ginna Reliability Deal Draws Fire

The reliability support service agreement (RSSA) that would rescue the R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in western New York from an early retirement has come under fire from a group…

V.C. Summer Nuclear Expansion Costs to Surge by Nearly $1B

Delays and other contested costs are expected to push the price for two new units being constructed at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station up by $980 million, a petition…

IEA: For First Time in 40 Years, World Energy Sector GHG Emissions Stalled in 2014

Global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector were unchanged from the preceding year—marking the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or reduction in…

S. Korea Points to N. Korea for Nuclear Plant Hacking

Cyberattacks on Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power's (KHNP's) computer systems last December were committed by a group of North Korean hackers, an interim South Korean investigation has concluded.  The Seoul…