POWERnews [April 6, 2017]

Fight to Keep EPA's Clean Power Plan Alive Intensifies in Federal Court

A coalition of 24 states and localities have urged a federal court reviewing the merits of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Clean Power Plan to stall the agency's recent motion…

Commodity Price Volatility Is Prime Concern Among Global Energy Leaders

An April 6–issued report released by the World Energy Council suggests that the single biggest worry among global energy leaders is commodity price volatility. Prices appear to be a big…

Growth of Solar Power in China Offers Lessons for U.S., Study Says

The U.S. should capitalize on China's formidable experience to put its own domestic solar power sector on a more “economically sensible” path, researchers from Stanford University said in a new…

Report: Global Renewable Investment Down, Capacity Grows

Global new renewable power capacity grew in 2016 even as global new investment in renewables dropped, according to a report commissioned by the United Nations Environment Program out April 6.…

Sale of FitzPatrick Nuclear Plant Final

The James A. FitzPatrick nuclear power plant officially belongs to Exelon Generation. The sale of the Scriba, NY plant, finalized on March 31, has been long-expected. “We look forward to…

States Not Obligated to Spend Resources on Clean Power Plan Compliance, Pruitt Says

State governors are not obligated to spend resources to comply with the Clean Power Plan, which has been stayed by the Supreme Court, a "guidance" letter from Environmental Protection Agency…