POWERnews [Sept. 10, 2015]

GE Clears Final Hurdles for Acquisition of Alstom

European Union (EU) officials have approved General Electric's (GE's) $9.5 billion acquisition of Alstom's power business, but conditions to which the two companies agreed to cement the deal will drastically…

Nuclear Power’s Future Is Still Bright, According to IAEA Report

A study released today by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) suggests that the world’s nuclear power generating capacity will continue growing through at least 2030. The projected growth varies…

Lawmakers Press for Smaller, More Efficient NRC

Some members of the U.S. House of Representatives feel the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) needs to appropriately align its budget and staffing levels with the organization’s workload. That message was…

Pilgrim’s Woes Continue as NRC Increases Oversight

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on Sept. 2 that it was increasing its oversight of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant as a result of an inspection finding stemming from…

India Approves National Offshore Wind Energy Policy

A new policy approved by India's cabinet will simplify its foray into offshore wind power, says a key stakeholder.  The National Offshore Wind Energy Policy approved by the Prime Minister…

Europeans Praise the Clean Power Plan While Yawning in Reaction

By now, power industry watchers are familiar with how U.S. interests are reacting to the Environmental Protection Agency’s final release on August 3 of the Clean Power Plan. But what…

NRC Scraps Study to Determine Cancer Risks in Populations Living Near Nuclear Plants

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has dropped a study begun in 2010 to determine cancer risks in populations near U.S. nuclear power facilities. Continuing the work was "impractical, given the…