POWERnews [Sept. 12, 2013]

Press On with Yucca Mountain, House Members Urge NRC, DOE in Hearing

Members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy on Tuesday pushed top officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Department of Energy (DOE)…

DOE Approves Fourth LNG Export Project

The Department of Energy on Wednesday conditionally authorized Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade…

NREL Report: Cheaper Chinese Solar Panels Not Due to Low-Cost Labor, Subsidies

China's historical solar photovoltaic (PV) price advantage is driven by economies of scale and supply chain development—not direct government subsidies or low labor costs, as is the prevailing belief—suggests a…

Blast at Coal Plant Injures 1, Damages Cascade Building

An explosion on Tuesday morning at CPS Energy's 420-MW Deely 1 power plant that left one worker with minor injuries has damaged the coal-fired unit's cascade building, the San Antonio…

Groups: EIA Renewable Energy Data Doesn’t Reflect “Real World”

Nearly 100 renewable energy and environmental groups and businesses have asked the Energy Information Administration (EIA) to reevaluate renewable energy forecasts, alleging the agency’s projections don’t reflect “the current status…

SolarWorld: Solar Duties Are Weakened by Loophole

Solar trade remedies set by U.S. Department of Commerce determinations are weakened by Chinese solar producers who fail to show they are "free of Chinese government control," Oregon-based SolarWorld argues…