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EPA Reinterprets ‘Ambient Air,’ Further Tweaks New Source Review 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a change to a long-standing policy interpreting “ambient air”—a foundational concept under the Clean Air Act that applies to all types of air…


Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Drone Intrusions

Drones represent a classic good news/bad news scenario. The good news is great. The bad news is terrifying. On the good news front, drones can keep utility-sector workers safely on…


FERC, NERC Want to Disclose Names, Penalties for Cybersecurity Reliability Violations
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The names of bulk power system entities that violate federal critical infrastructure cybersecurity reliability standards—along with identification of standards violated and penalties assessed—may soon be routinely disclosed under changes proposed…


NRC Staff Recommends Scaling Back Reactor Inspections

In a bid to enhance the reactor oversight process (ROP), staff at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recommended the commission change qualitative descriptions for some color labels that signify…


Concrete Better Than Cameras in Protecting Grid

Some high-tech security features meant to protect U.S. power plants from physical attack may not be as effective as good old-fashioned fences and concrete, according to a Georgia Institute of…