July 26, 2021

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  • The newly installed chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas last week pledged a “once-in-a-lifetime” overhaul of the state’s power market following February blackouts and repeated recent supply scares, saying the agency must reduce...
  • State environmental regulators have approved a plan by Alabama Power to cap a coal ash pond despite their acknowledgment that it is already leaking toxic metals into groundwater on the shores of the Mobile River, prompting protests from environmental...
  • In one of a number of major new obstacles for state approval of the $8.3 billion utility merger between Avangrid and PNM, a hearing examiner at the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission last week slammed Avangrid for failing to provide information...
  • Adding another corporate behemoth to its list of investors, NuScale Power on Thursday announced that it has closed on an undetermined equity investment from South Korea’s Samsung C&T Corp. to support deployment of NuScale’s 77-megawatt small modular...
  • In a move that could slow the state’s crash program to deploy renewables, a group of upstate New York towns and conservation groups have filed suit against regulations issued by the state’s new Office of Renewable Energy Siting, contending they...
  • Angering some green groups who say the Biden administration is wrongly prolonging use of fossil fuels, the White House recently released a white paper explicitly supporting scale-up of carbon capture, utilization and storage and making proposals to...