POWERnews [Nov. 12, 2015]

Coal Plants Without CCS Can Meet EPA Standards, EPRI Study Says

Certain types of coal-fired power plants are capable of meeting the 636 kg CO2/MWh emissions limit in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) new source performance standards for new plants without relying…

Regulators and Emissions Trading Experts Tackle Intricacies of Clean Power Plan Multi-State Solutions

One of the “flexibility” measures built into the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) final Clean Power Plan (CPP) is the option for states to join multi-state emissions trading programs for carbon…

Experts: Nuclear Power Must be Expanded to Limit Climate Change

Several experts, meeting in Washington on Nov. 6 for the White House Summit on Nuclear Energy, agreed that more nuclear power is needed if the world hopes to minimize the…

Advisory Committee to DOE: U.S. Must Level Playing Field for Coal, Carbon Capture Technologies

The world must have carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology to address climate concerns, but commercializing CCS will require a level playing field, an industry advisory council appointed by the…

Unregulated U.S. Utility Sector to See Downturn in 2016, Moody's Warns 

Falling power and gas prices will impact the operating cash flows of unregulated U.S. utilities in 2016, but regulated utilities will see a more stable outlook owing to a supportive…

Electricity Sector Problems and Opportunities Posed by Legalized Marijuana

The final session of the annual meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) in Austin ended on Nov. 11 on a “high note,” as outgoing president and…

EPA's Gina McCarthy Responds to Regulators’ Clean Power Plan Questions

Comments made at the annual meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) suggest that the regulatory group and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have been in regular…

Dominion to Seek New License Extension For Surry Nuclear Plant

  Dominion subsidiary Dominion Virginia Power on Nov. 6 became the first U.S utility to notify the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of its intent to file a second license renewal…