POWERnews [August, 7 2013]

DOE Authorizes Third LNG Export Facility

The Department of Energy (DOE) on Wednesday conditionally authorized Lake Charles Exports to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement…

DOE: Wind Leads New U.S. Generation Additions in 2012

Wind power installations in 2012 represented a 43% majority of all new power capacity additions in the U.S. and accounted for $25 billion in U.S. investment, two new reports from…

Duke Energy Settlement with Consumer Advocates Affects Nuclear, Coal Plants

A revised settlement agreement reached between Duke Energy Florida, the Office of Public Counsel, and other consumer advocates addresses cost recovery issues related to a retired nuclear reactor, a proposed…

First Wind-Oriented CREZ Link Energized in West Texas

Electric Transmission Texas (ETT) has energized the first of seven 345-kV transmission line projects associated with the Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) initiative in West Texas. The overall CREZ initiative involves…

House Passes Bills to Require Congressional Approval Before Final Agency Rules Take Effect

The U.S. House last week passed two bills that seek to reform the nation's regulatory process by limiting the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) rule-making authority and requiring congressional approval before…

Report Warns of Narrowing Window for LNG Exports

A report circulated by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, warns the U.S. could miss its window to become a major…