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Germany Shifts Net-Zero Target to 2045, Sets Tougher Limits for Energy Industry

Germany has moved its climate neutrality target up from 2050 to 2045 and adopted new interim binding targets that will require greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions of 65% by 2030…



Surry Nuclear Plant Gets 20-Year Extension as Indian Point Goes Dark

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved 20-year subsequent renewed licenses (SRLs) for Dominion Energy Virginia’s Surry Power Station Units 1 and 2 near Newport News, Virginia, making them only…


ERCOT Unveils Plan for Invoicing Default Uplift Charges

ERCOT market participants are grappling with the resulting financial fallout from winter storm Uri, which devastated Texas in February. Many are now familiar with actions the Texas Public Utility Commission…


How the Department of Energy Is Helping Keep Nuclear Power Relevant

In the decade following World War II, the U.S. government took a keen interest in helping to create a commercial nuclear power industry. Although there were military leaders and members…


The Hydrogen Rainbow: Elected Officials Focus on Green

Blue, green, turquoise, yellow, pink, blue, grey and brown/black. Hydrogen is currently beset by a host of colorful adjectives, but what part of the hydrogen rainbow is most likely to…


Reprieve for Nuclear, Gas in EU’s Sustainable Finance Taxonomy Rules

The European Union’s (EU’s) much-watched Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act—the world’s first “green list”—unveiled by the European Commission (EC) on April 21 qualifies several power-producing sectors in its technical screening criteria…