POWERnews [Sept. 29, 2016]

LIVE UPDATES: The Clean Power Plan at the D.C. Circuit

Oral arguments on the merits of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Clean Power Plan were concluded before an en banc panel (10 judges, rather than the anticipated three) at the…

Dutch Parliament Vote Could End Coal Power Generation in the Netherlands

The Dutch parliament’s vote in favor of a motion to cut carbon emissions 55% by 2030 could spell the end of coal-fired power generation in the European nation. Although nonbinding,…

FERC Adopts GMD Rule and Says Farewell to Tony Clark

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last week unanimously adopted a final rule on reliability standards to address the threat to the grid from geomagnetic disturbances (GMD).

New York City Sets Ambitious Citywide Energy Storage Target

New York City is aiming to have 100 MWh of energy storage by 2020 under an unprecedented target set by Mayor Bill de Blasio on September 23. The city's first-ever…

Duke Energy Agrees to Pay $6 Million for Dan River Coal Ash Spill

Duke Energy agreed to pay a $6 million fine under a new settlement reached with North Carolina's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for the February 2014 coal ash spill at…

Nuclear Power Projected to Expand: 30 Developing Countries Considering the Energy Source

A recently released International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) study predicts that nuclear power will continue expanding globally in the coming years, even as the pace of development slows due to…

Japan Kills Monju but Not Breeders

In a widely expected move, the Japanese government finally killed the ill-fated Monju breeder reactor project on September 21, but reasserted its faith in breeder reactor technology as a component…