POWERnews [Oct. 30, 2014]

EPA Releases Additional Information on Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a notice of data availability (NODA)—making additional information and ideas available for public comment—and it has also proposed carbon goals for areas…

Plant Washington Coal Project Gets Permit Extension [Updated]

Plant Washington, a planned $2.1 billion, single-unit, 850-MW supercritical coal plant that a consortium of generators has been trying to build near Sandersville in east-central Georgia, was given an 18-month…

Kemper County IGCC Project Costs Soar to $6.1B

Cost estimates for the Kemper County Integrated Coal Gasification Combined Cycle project (IGCC) have surged another $330 million since August, mostly owing to delays that have shifted the plant's in-service…

D.C. Circuit Greenlights CSAPR

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled on Oct. 23 that the EPA can move forward with implementation of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR)…

States Challenge NRC’s Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Rule

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) final rule governing long-term spent nuclear fuel storage onsite at U.S. power plants is illegal and should be overturned, the attorneys general of New York,…

EC Agrees on 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework

Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 23–24, the European Council (EC) agreed on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework for the European Union (EU), calling on all countries to come…

Finland EPR Dispute Gets Costlier

The AREVA-Siemens consortium that is building the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor in Finland, and the plant's owner, Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO), have again increased claims and counterclaims for billions…