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EPA Relaxes Noncompliance Enforcement During COVID-19 Pandemic

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:37:32 +0000

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Adopting a new temporary policy that gives it more “enforcement discretion,” the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said March 26 it does not expect to seek penalties for civil violations of the agency’s rules that result from the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy adopted Thursday addresses concerns that regulated facilities are facing potential worker shortages, travel restrictions, […]

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FERC, NARUC Want Utility Workers Designated as ‘Essential’

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:06:25 +0000

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Two agencies aligned with the power generation industry, including the group representing state public service commissioners who regulate utility services, including energy, telecommunications, and water, are asking state regulators to designate utility company workers as essential to the nation’s critical infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the National Association […]

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POWER Coverage of the Coronavirus Disease COVID-19

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:33:25 +0000

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The world is currently under siege by a novel coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, which has disrupted our entire way of life. Nearly all gatherings of more than a handful of people have been postponed or canceled. A few countries, and even some states, have enacted complete lockdowns of their citizens, with exceptions for only […]

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POWER Coverage of Coronavirus COVID-19

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:33:25 +0000

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The world is currently under siege by the coronavirus COVID-19, which has disrupted our entire way of life. Nearly all gatherings of more than a handful of people have been postponed or canceled. A few countries, and even some states, have enacted complete lockdowns of their citizens, with exceptions for only the most vital services. […]

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Sole U.S. Uranium Conversion Plant Secures NRC License Renewal

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:45:29 +0000

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Honeywell International’s uranium conversion plant in Metropolis, Illinois, has received the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s) approval to run for 40 more years. The approval for the nation’s sole conversion facility is key to ensure it can continue supplying  uranium hexafluoride (UF6), a basic component of enriched nuclear fuel used in commercial nuclear power reactors. The […]

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COVID-19 Threatens Outages Scheduled at 97% of U.S. Nuclear Plants in 2020

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:43:54 +0000

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Challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. nuclear industry has asked the Trump administration to ensure nuclear workers, suppliers, and vendors will have access to nuclear plants and personal protective equipment (PPE) during the 2020 spring and fall refueling outage seasons and beyond. In a March 20 letter to Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, Nuclear Energy […]

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Renewable Energy Advocates Decry Lack of Help in Stimulus Bill

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 21:05:27 +0000

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The latest version of the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill moving through the U.S. Senate would provide some economic relief to the nation’s households and businesses, but the renewable energy industry is disappointed the bill does not extend investment tax credits and other incentives to keep wind, solar, and other projects moving forward. Clean-energy industry […]

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The POWER Interview: GenCell’s CEO on Importance of Clean Energy

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 20:58:41 +0000

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The coronavirus pandemic is expected to slow the growth of renewable energy in 2020, owing to supply chain disruptions and an economic recession. It could make hitting targets for clean energy adoption more difficult, particularly in the short term. Will government officials look to adjust their goals for renewable energy? Perhaps, but with most of […]

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