POWERnews [Oct. 12, 2017]

Monticello Goes Under, More Coal and Nuclear Imperiled in Texas (Updated) 

A week after the Department of Energy (DOE) proposed a rule to bolster uneconomic coal and nuclear generators in competitive power markets, Luminant announced that an “unprecedented low power price…

Monticello Goes Under, More Coal and Nuclear Imperiled in Texas (Updated) 

A week after the Department of Energy (DOE) proposed a rule to bolster uneconomic coal and nuclear generators in competitive power markets, Luminant announced that an “unprecedented low power price…

California Agency Opposes New Gas-fired Plant

Two members of the California Energy Commission (CEC) on October 6 said they would recommend the full five-member group oppose construction of a new natural gas-fired power plant in Oxnard.…

The Netherlands to Quit Coal Power; UK and Canada Champion Global Transition Away from Coal

The Netherlands, a country that recently commissioned three state-of-the-art coal plants and has been reluctant to close them, on October 10 moved to phase out coal power by 2030. Meanwhile,…

How Power Sector Deregulation Is Affecting Mexico [PODCAST]

Mexico’s energy reform began in 2013. It has opened up key parts of the country’s electricity sector to new market participants, foreign investors, and innovative technology. Prior to the reform,…

Startup of Olkiluoto 3 Nuclear Plant Delayed Again

Continued problems with construction of the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant in Finland have pushed the facility’s expected start date into 2019, meaning operations will not begin until at least…

EPA Head Pruitt Ready to Repeal Clean Power Plan

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt on October 9 said he will sign a proposed rule Tuesday to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a signature initiative of former…

EPA Ready to Attack Clean Power Plan

The Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering its options to repeal or replace the Clean Power Plan (CPP), the signature climate regulation of former President Barack Obama. POWER…