POWERnews [June 12, 2014]

Siemens and MHI Considering Joint Bid for Alstom

While General Electric (GE) waits for the French government to approve its bid for Alstom’s power and grid divisions, other companies are using the time to consider offers of their…

The EEI’s Campaign for Electric Utility Industry Supremacy

At the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) annual meeting this week in Las Vegas, the tone was one of collaboration with partners from Washington to distributed generation companies. Those partnerships will…

Two Dead in Kosovo Coal Plant Explosion

 Two workers were killed and at least 14 injured in an explosion at a coal-fired power plant in Kosovo last week. Plans to restart part of the damaged plant were…

Duke Commits to Funding Full Dan River Cleanup

Duke Energy on Monday signed an agreement with the state of North Carolina and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to clean up the Dan River coal ash spill that…

The EPA’s Clean Power Rule in Three Infographics

Under rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on June 2, 2014, existing fossil fuel–fired U.S. power plants must comply with state-specific goals to lower carbon pollution from the…

Canada Proposes National Emission Standards for Industrial Boilers, Stationary Engines

On the heels of the Environmental Protection Agency's carbon emissions proposal for existing power plants, the Canadian government last week issued draft regulations to curb emissions from industrial boilers and…

Report Compares and Contrasts Owners of New Nuclear Plants

A report released this week by Moody’s Investors Service provides an interesting analysis of two companies knee-deep in nuclear plant construction projects. The peer comparison takes a look at Georgia…

GAO Has Legal Concerns With Uranium Transfers Between DOE and USEC

On June 9, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced six recommended actions designed to improve transparency of Department of Energy (DOE) uranium transactions. The recommendations were developed following a…