POWERnews [Dec. 24, 2015]

Iranian Cyberattack Infiltrated Control System of New York Dam

Hackers believed to be connected to Iran infiltrated the control system of a small dam outside New York City in 2013, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.…

Global Demand for Coal Shrinks

A slowing of the Chinese economy and the diversification of its power sector, combined with a worldwide trend toward policies that favor renewable energy and the retirement of older, less-efficient…

Greece, Croatia, and Italy Chart a Course to More Solar Power

A status update and forecast for solar photovoltaic power in Greece, Croatia, and Italy.

Obama Vetoes Resolution to Stop Clean Power Plan

As expected, President Obama vetoed two resolutions on Dec. 18 that would have blocked the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) rules on CO2 emissions and halted the administration’s Clean Power Plan.…

PGE Takes Over Power Plant Construction After Abengoa Filing

Portland General Electric (PGE) assumed engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) responsibility for the Carty Generating Station on Dec. 18, following the original EPC contractor’s default on its construction agreement. Construction…

Russia to Supply Two More Indian Nukes, Reports Say

Russia and India will finalize a deal for Units 5 and 6 of the Kudankulam nuclear plant during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Moscow this week, according to reports…