POWERnews [May 19, 2016]

D.C. Circuit Delays Clean Power Plan Case Hearing by Months, Opts for En Banc Review

Oral arguments to assess the merits of the Clean Power Plan will now take place before a nine-judge panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia…

Fort Calhoun May Close by Year End, Joining List of Premature Nuclear Power Plant Retirements

Fort Calhoun Station (FCS) appears to be the next in a string of nuclear plants that have ceased operations or plan to retire as a result of difficult economics. Tim…

EIA: Clean Power Plan Will Wallop Coal Power Generation

Even if the final Clean Power Plan is not implemented, U.S. electricity-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will remain well below 2005 levels, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a…

Ted Koppel Says Chinese and Russians Are in U.S. Power Grid

Experts testifying during a Senate hearing on critical infrastructure security on May 18 were at odds about how vulnerable the electric grid is to a variety of threats. “The Chinese are…

Senate Passes $37.5 Billion Spending Bill for Energy and Water Programs

The U.S. Senate passed a $37.5 billion measure on May 12 to fund fiscal year 2017 Department of Energy (DOE) programs and critical infrastructure projects administered by the Army Corps…