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Exelon advocates for standardized cost for carbon emissions

Exelon disagrees with the notion that the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) carbon-reduction plan is unachievable. 

DOE agrees to $73M settlement over radioactive leak in New Mexico

In February 2014, radioactive material was leaked during an incident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico, which resulted from a shipment from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to WIPP. New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz have finally agreed on a settlement in the case.

EEI Edison Award finalists set a series of firsts

The Edison Award is considered the most prestigious honor in the electric power industry. A panel of former electric utility company chief executives will select the winners.

SCE: Emails with CPUC prove no wrongdoing

Southern California Edison (SCE) is refuting claims of unethical practices relating to the settlement related to the closure of their San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The company has released documents that they say shows the settlement was not influenced by the any executives of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

Will an LCPS save Illinois nuclear?

A bill before the Illinois legislature would create a Low Carbon Portfolio Standard (LCPS) in the state. The Illinois House Energy Committee (IHEC) is currently reviewing House Bill (HB) 393.

Poll: Nevada residents support net metering

Nevada is undergoing a net metering battle, but it looks like energy customers support raising the cap. According to a poll paid for by The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), the majority of people support legislative action for solar energy as well as net metering.

Duke Energy planning on-site landfills for coal ash in NC

Duke Energy has a new plan to store more than 6 million tons of coal ash from their Dan River Steam Station plant and Sutton Plant-- both in North Carolina. According to the company, they will soon be submitting permits for lined on-site landfills.

MN can meet EPA CPP standards using tools state already has

Minnesota can achieve the long-term pollution reductions called for by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP)-- if it would properly use the tools it already has available. For example, its natural resources and current policy-making trajectory.

Peabody CEO calls on Congress to help solve U.S. electricity crisis

Peabody Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Greg Boyce has called on political leaders and Congress to support a five-point plan to help solve the U.S. electricity crisis, put energy policy back on track and accelerate a transition toward a low-carbon economy.

Europe is falling behind in solar installations, despite UK progress

The solar market is growing, but analysts worry that Europe is being left behind. Global solar photovoltaic (PV) installations grew to 40 gigawatts (GW) in 2014, while Europe only had a 7 GW share of that-- and most of it was from the United Kingdom.