Obama's New Proposed Regulations On Coal Energy Production Met With Ire Through Kentucky's Coal Country

The notion that failing coal and nuclear plants need to be propped up by Washington continues to be advanced by some in the administration and, of course, members of the industries that would benefit from bailouts – usually by attacking natural gas and its infrastructure. In recent months we’ve rebutted their claims that the nation’s electricity… Keep reading →


EPA on September 15, 2015, announced its National Enforcement Initiatives (NEIs) for its Fiscal Years (FY) 2017 – 2019 and requested comment on them.

Fossil fuels and renewable energy have become touchy topics in this election, with challenger Mitt Romney painting President Barack Obama as too hard on the first and too fanciful about the second – and Obama saying Romney is out of touch with energy’s future.

But two other significant resources, nuclear power and energy efficiency, are evoking scant debate. Keep reading →

US Experts Help and Learn at Fukushima – #nuclear N_E_I

Judge Murtha: “The harm to public interest from even a temporary shutdown of #Vermont Yankee would be significant” – N_E_I

#Bellefont #Nuclear Plant gains permit extension: N_E_I

Federal loan guarantees for new nuclear power will be increasingly difficult to obtain, the head of the Nuclear Energy Institute says, limiting development of new plants over the next decade to those states that permit costs to be passed through directly to customers.

The four to eight new nuclear power plants planned for the 2016-2020 time frame will go forward, NEI president and CEO Marv Fertel told Breaking Energy, but development of the “hundreds” of new facilities required to replace retiring units and power growing electricity demand will be delayed to the 2020-2050 period. Keep reading →