POWERnews [May 4, 2017]

Vogtle, V.C. Summer Project Owners Buy More Time to Mull Fate of Nuclear Units

The owners of the Vogtle and V.C. Summer nuclear expansions separately secured a few more weeks to allow work to continue onsite at each project while they decide how to…

Norwegian CCS Boss: CCS is not BS

Sitting on a panel during the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York City on April 24, Michael Bloomberg proclaimed that carbon capture and storage (CCS) is “total bullshit.”…

EPA Guidance on State Coal Ash Permit Programs Is Coming, Pruitt Says

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it is working on guidance to give states the flexibility in implementing programs for the management of coal combustion residuals (CCR) disposal. In…

Trump’s FERC Inaction Continues, Suggesting a Policy

An old saw among Washington’s large class of political cynics, reflecting decades of gridlock, goes, “Democrats can’t be trusted to govern. Republicans are incapable of governing.” The Trump administration so…

D.C. Circuit Halts Clean Power Plan, Mercury Rule Litigation

In two separate actions over the past 24 hours, the D.C. Circuit granted the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) request to suspend cases challenging the Clean Power Plan and the Mercury…