POWERnews [May 1, 2014]

Supreme Court Revives CSAPR

In a major ruling on Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) authority to regulate power plant emissions across state lines under the Cross-State Air Pollution…

Exelon to Expand Mid-Atlantic Service Area With Acquisition of Pepco

Exelon Corp. and Pepco Holdings Inc. announced on April 30 that they have reached an agreement to combine the two companies. Assuming all approvals are received, Exelon will acquire Pepco…

Texas’ Largest Power Company Files For Bankruptcy

Energy Future Holdings Corp. (EFH)—the Dallas-based holding company whose portfolio includes Luminant and TXU Energy—filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today. With support of key financial stakeholders, the company reached…

Public Protest Forces Taiwan to Halt Nuclear Plant Construction

Taiwan’s governing party has agreed to halt construction on the island’s fourth nuclear power plant due to anti-nuclear public sentiment. Protestors staged a sit-in along a main street near the…

World’s Largest Solar PV Plant Commences Operations

The Agua Caliente Solar Photovoltaic (PV) facility in southern Arizona, currently the world’s largest solar PV plant, completed construction on April 29. The 290-MW project—located between Phoenix and Yuma—is jointly…

The Congressional D&D Deception that Robs Nuclear Consumers

Washington, D.C., April 28, 2014 – Here’s a classic case of how Congress can slyly pick the pockets of American consumers. The victims don’t even know that they are missing…