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12.16.2016 | BY GEORGE LOBSENZ

Marking the sixth new U.S. nuclear plant approved by the agency, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Thursday ordered staff to issue a construction and operating license for the two-unit William States Lee III nuclear plant proposed by Duke Energy in South...

12.15.2016 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

Saying prohibited back-channel communications between the utility and a former commission member significantly tainted the deal, the California Public Utilities Commission Tuesday directed Southern California Edison to enter talks with critics who want...

12.15.2016

President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday confirmed reports that former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was his choice to head the Energy Department while Trump transition officials disavowed—and implicitly criticized—a controversial questionnaire sent to DOE...

12.14.2016 | BY GEORGE LOBSENZ

President-elect Donald Trump reportedly has selected as his secretary of energy former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who proposed abolishing the agency during his 2011 presidential campaign and now faces a chilly reception from Energy Department employees unsettled...

12.14.2016

In an apparent switch away from a previously reported choice for the post, President-elect Donald Trump reportedly has tapped Rep. Ryan Zinke of Montana, a former Navy Seal commander and ardent supporter of fossil fuel development, to be secretary of the...

12.13.2016

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Monday it has launched a special inspection at the Columbia nuclear plant in Washington to look into the circumstances surrounding the shipment to a disposal facility of some low-level waste that had much higher...

12.12.2016 | BY GEORGE LOBSENZ

Officials leading the incoming Trump administration’s takeover of Energy Department operations have sent a list of questions to current DOE officials that signal interest in a 10 percent funding cut for the department’s non-defense programs...

12.12.2016 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

Despite angst in some quarters over its costly nuclear plant subsidy provisions, comprehensive energy legislation signed last week by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner includes aggressive energy efficiency provisions that will more than offset those expenditures...

12.12.2016 | BY ERIC LINDEMAN

A California court has upheld a May 2015 decision by state regulators to approve plans by San Diego Gas & Electric to buy 500 megawatts from a proposed natural gas-fired plant to meet its power supply needs—a decision that environmental groups said...

12.09.2016 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

In a move that raised reliability concerns in the state, Entergy Corp. announced plans Thursday to close the Palisades nuclear plant in Michigan in 2018, extending a string of recent nuclear plant shutdown announcements caused by financial pressure from...


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