Ohio nuclear subsidy bill now includes repeal of renewables mandate
An Ohio legislative panel advanced to the state House of Representatives a modified plan to shore up the economics of two nuclear power plants.
Andy Ott to retire as president, CEO of PJM Interconnection
Andy Ott will retire from his position as president and CEO of PJM Interconnection, the grid operator announced.
US Sen. Manchin says Moniz's Green Real Deal lives up to its name
The top-ranking Democrat of the United States Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has heralded an alternative to the Green New Deal as a realistic approach but warned political tribalism and language differences are holding back the fight against climate change.
Ohio House approves nuke subsidy as report says plants are profitable
Ohio state lawmakers advanced House Bill 6, controversial legislation that would prop up the state's nuclear plants, despite a new report arguing the plants are generating enough profit to operate several years past their planned retirements.
Illinois lawmakers pass landmark coal ash cleanup bill
The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill that would require coal-fired power plant operators to set aside money for the cleanup of leaking coal ash impoundments targeted by federal regulations. The legislation is now headed to Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's desk for his signature.
In push for clean energy tax breaks, US storage and extension bills best hope
Lawmakers in the U.S. Congress have introduced a wave of bills in 2019 to create, expand or extend tax credits for clean energy technologies amid a heightened push to address climate change.
US EPA chief: Green New Deal fails to 'value' electric grid reliability
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler suggested that the progressive-backed Green New Deal and similar clean energy initiatives do not "value" electric grid reliability and therefore could endanger public health.
US senators propose bipartisan carbon capture bill for gas-fired power plants
Four U.S. senators are backing a bipartisan bill aimed at spurring advancements in carbon capture and sequestration technology for natural gas-fired power plants.
Former US EPA chiefs offer to help House committee with oversight efforts
Seven former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrators have offered to help a key House committee conduct oversight of the Trump administration's deregulatory agenda.
Bankruptcy judge okays PG&E restructuring plan timing, $105M wildfire fund
Citing the "practical consequences" of his actions, Judge Dennis Montali, who is presiding over the joint bankruptcy proceeding of PG&E Corp. and Pacific Gas and Electric Co., or PG&E, will give the companies an additional four months to file a plan of reorganization.
US House lawmakers debate infrastructure priorities amid White House feud
Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives debated a Democratic infrastructure proposal that would provide billions of dollars to upgrade the country's electric grid. But prospects for the bill dimmed as President Donald Trump vowed not to work with congressional Democrats on infrastructure and other priorities until they stop investigating him.