POWERnews [Sept. 14, 2017]

Trade Case Causes Stir at International Solar Conference

Hanging like a thick fog over the proceedings of the annual Solar Power International (SPI) conference in Las Vegas, an ongoing trade case cast uncertainty on the industry. The case,…

EPA Postpones Compliance Dates for FGD, Bottom Ash Transport Requirements in ELG Rule

Steam electric power plants preparing to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) effluent limitations guidelines (ELG) and standards as they concern bottom ash transport water and flue gas desulfurization…

U.S. Utility-Scale PV Meets Subsidy-Free Price Target Three Years Early

U.S. utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) systems have achieved the targets set by the Department of Energy’s  (DOE’s) SunShot Initiative three years early, the DOE announced on September 12 at the Solar…

Pruitt: EPA Will Have CPP Replacement Proposal in Coming Months

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will propose a replacement rule for the Clean Power Plan (CPP) this fall, according to a September 7 court document filed by EPA Administrator Scott…

House Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Expand Carbon Capture, EOR Tax Credits

The U.S. House has introduced bipartisan legislation to promote the commercial deployment of technologies to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from power plants and industrial facilities and use it for enhanced…

Japan Regulatory Group Gives Conditional Support for TEPCO Restart

Japan’s nuclear watchdog agency has given Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) conditional approval to restart two reactors at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant. The units were taken offline after the Fukushima Daiichi…

Official Says 75% of Florida Population Lost Power During Irma

An official with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on September 12 said as many as 15 million people in Florida lost power during Hurricane Irma, and said damage from…

Solar Industry Celebrates Record Breaking Q2

The solar industry enjoyed its largest second quarter in history, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced, kicking off the annual Solar Power International (SPI) conference in Las Vegas. In…

Man Claiming to Have Explosives Drives into San Onofre Nuclear Plant 

A man claiming to have explosives on September 12 drove past the entrance gate at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in Pendleton, California, and into a restricted parking area,…