POWERnews [July 9, 2015]

McCarthy: Supreme Court Decision on MATS Won’t Affect the Clean Power Plan Rule

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy remains firm in her resolve to create a landmark rule to reduce carbon emissions from power plants later this year. Speaking at the…

Germany Moves to Idle Coal Plants, Set up "Capacity Reserve"

Five of Germany's largest lignite power plants will be mothballed to allow the country that is already phasing out nuclear power to meet ambitious climate goals by 2020.  In what…

Regulator Orders Mississippi Power to Issue Kemper IGCC Rebates

Mississippi Power must rebate $281 million in funds collected since 2013 for rate increases related to the lignite-fired power plant under construction in Kemper County, the Mississippi Public Service Commission…

Report: Losing Nuclear Would Blight Economy

The nation's 99 nuclear plants produce about 19% of the country's power, but they also contribute about $60 billion annually to gross domestic product (GDP), a new Brattle Group report…