POWERnews [Aug. 4, 2016]

Even with Trump, America’s Coal Age Ends in 2016

Now that the political conventions are over and Americans must choose between two presidential candidates, the rhetoric around coal’s future continues to heat up. What neither candidate is telling you,…

Georgia Commission Backs New Nuke

A divided Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) Thursday approved Georgia Power Co.’s plans to investigate a new nuclear power project in Stewart County, with a time frame around 2030. Approval…

Ansaldo Energia Wins Arbitration Dispute Over Siemens Gas Turbine Patents [Updated]

Italian firm Ansaldo Energia successfully defended an arbitration case brought by Siemens in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arbitral Tribunal regarding its right to use Siemens gas turbine technology…

Massachusetts Lawmakers Approve Energy Storage, Offshore Wind Mandates

Massachusetts’ lawmakers approved an omnibus energy bill that sets down an energy storage mandate and requires utilities to solicit contracts for 1.6 GW of offshore wind. The bill also outlines…

N.Y. Approves Nuclear Subsidies and Mandates 50% Renewables by 2030

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) approved New York’s Clean Energy Standard on August 1, likely saving three upstate nuclear power plants, while requiring 50% of the state’s…

Despite Policy Shifts, China Faces Huge Coal-Fired Overcapacity

China’s once-booming coal power sector is facing an existential challenge as continued breakneck expansion of new capacity is colliding with flattened growth in power demand, despite increasingly strenuous government efforts…

2016 Power and Utilities Deals Are Outpacing Previous Three Full Years

Power and utility deals through Q2 2016 are already outstripping full-year totals for previous three years.

Hinkley Point C in Question as UK Government Rethinks EDF Agreement

In an abrupt turn, the UK government has signaled that it will carefully consider its backing of a deal to build two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C in Somerset,…