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Legislative


DOE Unveils Next Steps for Nuclear Waste Consent-Based Siting Process

The Department of Energy (DOE) has initiated community outreach to facilitate consent-based siting, management of spent nuclear fuel (SNF), and interim storage facility siting. The effort, outlined in a series…



Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Gets Legislative Approval for Operation to 2030

California’s lawmakers have passed Senate Bill 846, effectively offering Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) a pathway to keep the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant open until at least 2030. The…


A Fine Balance: Building One of Europe’s Largest Hybrid Facilities

When Swedish company Vattenfall in 2018 set out to combine wind, solar, and battery storage resources at this pioneering energy park in the Netherlands, its foremost focus was to demonstrate…


Rapid Progress for Japan’s Offshore Wind Ambitions

Japan’s ambitions to install up to 10 GW of offshore wind power by 2030 have made rapid progress over the past month, driven partly by accelerated action to address a…


Germany Mulls Postponing Nuclear Exit

Germany's government is weighing how the closure of the country's last three nuclear power plants in December 2022 will affect its grid this upcoming winter as the country scrambles to…


Biden Signs Bill to Transform U.S. Energy, Combat Climate Change

President Biden’s signing of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) should provide further impetus for growth of U.S. renewable energy, coming on the heels of a report from the Federal Energy…