POWERnews [Nov. 30, 2017]

Familiar Battle Lines Drawn at Clean Power Plan Public Hearing

When it comes to the Clean Power Plan (CPP), the tables have turned, but the arguments are largely the same. On November 28 and 29, during the Trump administration’s only…

WEC Will Close Coal-fired Plant in Wisconsin

The bell has tolled for another U.S. coal-fired power plant. WEC Energy Group on November 28 said it would shutter its Pleasant Prairie facility in Wisconsin, another victim of energy…

Officials Ponder Santee Cooper Sale in Wake of Failed Nuclear Project

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) wants to sell Santee Cooper, the state-owned utility, even as state lawmakers discuss how to deal with the group’s involvement in the abandoned V.C.…

GE Power Falters on Underperformance of Alstom Investment

Weak earnings associated with General Electric’s (GE’s) underperforming $10.1 billion investment in Alstom have prompted the giant conglomerate to rejigger its power business and lean more heavily on other segments.…

Report: Ontario Nuclear Refurbishment Good Way to Supply Low- Emission Power

A decision by the Canadian province of Ontario to refurbish 10 units at the Bruce and Darlington nuclear generating stations (BNGS and DNGS) and extend the life of the Pickering…

EIA: Coal Plant Closures Lead to Large Emissions Drop

A U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) analysis of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2015 from U.S. coal consumption shows 43 states recorded lower emissions year-over-year, with just four states showing…

California PUC Will Rule Soon on Diablo Canyon’s Future

The fate of Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E’s) Diablo Canyon Power Plant is expected to be decided by year-end, with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) set to hear final…