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Climate change


Renewable Energy, Electrification Big Winners in Inflation Reduction Act

The U.S. House on Aug. 12 passed a bill with major implications for the power generation industry, joining the U.S. Senate in supporting the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The bill,…



AEP CEO Nick Akins to Step Down, Julie Sloat Tapped as Next Company Head

American Electric Power’s (AEP’s) long-serving chairman, president, and CEO, Nick Akins, will step down as CEO on Jan. 1, 2023, and has already passed the company’s presidency to Julie A.…


U.S. Utility Survey Suggests Industry Mulling Additions of 90 GW of New Nuclear

A Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) survey suggests U.S. utility members expect to add up to 90 GW of new nuclear generation by the 2050s, including more than 300 new small…


Group: EPA’s Coordinated Regulatory Assault on Coal Power Could Push Retirements Beyond 86 GW by 2030

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is readying a regulatory sweep targeting more stringent limits on traditional pollutants that could accelerate coal power plant closures. A coal trade group estimates that…


Nuclear Power Production Curtailed in France, Worsening Europe’s Energy Crisis

High temperatures in river water are reportedly forcing Electricite de France SA (EDF) to cut power generation at some of its nuclear plants. The news is particularly troubling as several…


Nuclear Power Plants Report Stellar Performance, but Retirements Could Limit Climate Benefits

The world’s nuclear power plants generated a total of 2,653 TWh of energy in 2021, up 100 TWh from 2020. It was the third-highest total ever for global generation from…