July 22, 2019

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  • With the Energy Department’s cleanup contractor at Hanford poised to restart high-hazard plutonium cleanup, DOE inspectors have raised concerns that the contractor does not have fully effective air monitoring in place to detect potential release of...
  • In a ruling that appears to kill the project, the New Hampshire Supreme Court last week rejected Eversource Energy’s bid to overturn a state regulatory committee’s February 2018 decision to deny a license for the utility’s long-planned Northern Pass...
  • Over the objections of a majority of the agency’s regional administrators and a panel of senior staff from the regional offices, Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff proposed last week to cut by one third the number of a key set of safety inspections...
  • The Ohio House is expected to give final passage to legislation to aid FirstEnergy Solutions’ nuclear plants in an August 1 session that was planned after the chamber failed to send the measure to the governor in a late-night session Wednesday.House...
  • In the biggest wind generation buy in the state, Michigan regulators Thursday approved DTE Energy’s purchase of three wind projects totaling 455 megawatts, but deferred action on future wind farms proposed by the utility due to questions about their...
  • Interior Department officials last week stunned the developer of the Vineyard Wind project by delaying their environmental review of the nation’s most advanced utility-scale offshore wind project, seriously jeopardizing its plan to qualify for the...
  • The Energy Information Administration reported this month that it expects the installed capacity of utility-scale battery storage to nearly triple by 2023, but new installations will remain quite limited—just a few hundred megawatts nation-wide—other...
  • In its first move into U.S. markets, UK-based Highview Power said last week it would team with Tenaska Power Services to manage output from up to four large facilities using Highview’s cryogenic liquid air storage technology.The first of the four...