Energy Industry News
- Tennessee Settles Lawsuit Over TVA Coal Ash Ponds The settlement requires the Tennessee Valley Authority to remove approximately 12 million cubic yards of coal combustion residuals from its active coal ash ponds at the Gallatin Fossil Plant, closing the coal ash pond complex and remediating the area in accordance with state law.
- FY2019 NRC Fees Increased for Operating ReactorsThe FY2019 annual fees are increasing for operating reactors, research and test reactors, and some materials users. Annual fees will decrease for spent fuel storage/reactor decommissioning, fuel facilities, select materials users, U.S. Department of Energy transportation activities, and the DOE Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act Program.
- EPA Region 9 Launches Smart Sectors Pacific SouthwestIn the Pacific Southwest, EPA is engaging with the oil and gas sector initially and plans to expand to several other sectors this year.
- Understanding LEED, WELL, and the DifferencesThe WELL program was started by many of the same people involved in the original LEED program established by the U.S. Green Building Council back in 1998. The WELL program was created far more recently, in October 2014, which is likely one reason few of us are familiar with it.
- More Federal Loan Guarantees Given for Vogtle ExpansionU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry was on hand for the announcement of the closing of approximately $1.67 billion in additional Department of Energy loan guarantees for the Vogtle 3 and 4 units, which Georgia Power has predicted will cost about $25 billion to complete, or nearly twice their original estimated cost.