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The Tennessee Valley Authority will publish a notice in the Aug. 27 Federal Register saying that it intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement to address the closure of coal combustion residual impoundments at its coal-fired power plants.
The Sierra Club filed suit in state court against the Utah Department of Environmental Quality for allegedly failing to protect clean air and public health by allowing PacifiCorp’s Hunter coal-fired plant to operate without renewing its air quality permit for over a decade.
On August 24th, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gina McCarthy, and the Minister of Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), Yoshio Mochizuki, met in Tokyo, Japan for a high-level bilateral dialogue.
Largely due to the uncertainties related to EPA's Clean Power Plan, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Aug. 21 approved a Public Service Co. of Colorado request to delay the filings of its next Electric Resource Plan and its next Renewable Energy Standard plan.
Public Service Co. of New Mexico on Aug. 21 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission amendments to the San Juan Project Participation Agreement that relate to plans to shuffle ownership of the coal-fired San Juan plant and shut later this decade two of its units.
The recent failure of modular construction to deliver lower prices and shorter timelines will likely keep a cap on U.S. nuclear development into the mid term, Fitch Ratings says. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, along with the rise in federally funded nuclear power research, could yield...
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) said in a recent study that 31 states appear to be “on track to be more than halfway” toward meeting their 2022 carbon dioxide (CO2) emission rate benchmarks under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan.
PNM Resources subsidiary Public Service Co. of New Mexico on Aug. 13 filed with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission a settlement agreement regarding the plan to retire two units at the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station.
A coalition of 15 state attorneys general have filed a petition asking a federal appeals court to issue an emergency stay to postpone deadlines imposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan while its legality is determined by the courts.
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