October 15, 2019

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  • Over the objections of the agency’s sole Democratic commissioner, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week reversed course and dropped a long-pending rulemaking effort that would have imposed requirements on contractors and vendors that are not...
  • A year after it was abruptly disbanded by the Trump administration, a 20-member panel of leading air pollution and health experts that previously provided advice to the Environmental Protection Agency on standards for fine particulate matter on...
  • Injecting uncertainty into a key element of the state’s clean energy law, the New Mexico Supreme Court has rejected a request by the state’s largest utility to compel regulators to clarify its right to recover costs incurred for early closure of a...
  • The California grid operator on Thursday took a major step toward greatly expanding an integrated energy market across the western United States when it launched stakeholder proceedings and set a target of the first half of 2021 for implementing a...
  • Exelon Corp. and its Illinois utility, Commonwealth Edison, this month received a second round of subpoenas from federal prosecutors in Chicago as part of a broadening investigation of alleged corruption and bribery in the state legislature,...
  • Two companies building a medical isotopes production facility in Wisconsin said last week they have achieved a new world record for a nuclear fusion reaction in a steady-state system using an advanced neutron generator to be used at the...
  • In surprising findings from one of the country’s greenest municipal utilities, Austin Energy says solar plus storage is not yet economic in Texas in part because the state’s grid operator has failed to develop policies and market mechanisms that...
  • Only four months after it granted an exemption for bifacial solar modules from solar tariffs for reasons, the Trump administration has revoked that favorable treatment for the advanced technology, apparently because the high-efficiency panels from...