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DOE urges Vogtle nuke owners to complete project ahead of Monday vote

DOE urges Vogtle nuke owners to complete project ahead of Monday vote Monday’s vote on the Vogtle project could mark the end for the troubled plant expansion, but the DOE’s correspondence makes clear the stakes are bigger than a single generation project. In letters released late Friday, DOE said it understands that the choice to … Continue reading DOE urges Vogtle nuke owners to complete project ahead of Monday vote

Energy Department teams up with #Bill_Gates to move mini-nuclear plants to market

Energy Department teams up with Bill Gates to move mini-nuclear plants to market The Energy Department is participating in major push with electric utility Southern and a company founded by Microsoft founder Bill Gates to develop small nuclear power reactors that are less expensive and more efficient than their much larger cousins. “Molten salt reactors … Continue reading Energy Department teams up with #Bill_Gates to move mini-nuclear plants to market

Report: DOE bailout for coal, nuclear plants could cost $34B

Report: DOE bailout for coal, nuclear plants could cost $34B Along with AEE, the report was funded by a wide range of energy groups and represents a general lack of support for the controversial subsidy proposal, not just among renewables-focused stakeholders, but those with carbon emissions as well. The plan “could raise costs on American … Continue reading Report: DOE bailout for coal, nuclear plants could cost $34B

DoE pushes itemized power bill

DoE pushes itemized power bill The Energy Department is pushing for a uniform electricity bill format, with all the charges itemized or unbundled, to promote greater transparency and empower consumers. The department released a draft circular adopting the framework for a uniform monthly electricity bill format. “The DoE takes cognizance of the need to empower … Continue reading DoE pushes itemized power bill

#IPPA, industry groups call on DoE to avoid using emergency authorities

IPPA, industry groups call on DoE to avoid using emergency authorities The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPPA) urged U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on Thursday to refrain from imposing U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) emergency authorities that would provide support to a particular class of power plants. The American Exploration & Production Council … Continue reading #IPPA, industry groups call on DoE to avoid using emergency authorities

DOE Steps Up Investments into Electric Generation Technology Research

DOE Steps Up Investments into Electric Generation Technology Research The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) over the past two weeks has made a string of funding announcements, including nearly a half-billion dollars of new investment in power-related initiatives. The funding backs advancements in cybersecurity, advanced nuclear, solar, bioenergy, fuel cells, geothermal, and energy storage. $25 … Continue reading DOE Steps Up Investments into Electric Generation Technology Research

DOE could use wartime law to help coal. Here’s how it works

DOE could use wartime law to help coal. Here’s how it works Invoking a Korean War-era law to aid struggling coal and nuclear units would represent a dramatic expansion of the Trump administration’s campaign to rescue the industry, lobbyists and analysts said yesterday. The Department of Energy is reportedly weighing use of the Defense Production … Continue reading DOE could use wartime law to help coal. Here’s how it works