Within the next month, energy watchers expect the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to act on an order from Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would create new pricing rules for certain power plants that can store fuel on site to support grid resilience. Show More Summary
Energy Secretary Rick Perry recently ordered the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to fast-track a rule that purports to make the energy grid more resilient but which in reality will force utility customers to buy more expensive electricity...Show More Summary
A diverse group of a dozen US energy industry associations which represent the oil, natural gas, wind, solar, efficiency, and other technologies, have come together to urge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reject the Department...Show More Summary
Using the short-term energy markets to make long-term decisions about the electric grid will irreversibly damage the system’s diversity and resiliency, the nuclear industry told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday, asShow More Summary
Initial comments on Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s coal and nuclear directive are due October 23, with final comments due November 7. But the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission may take longer to mull its decision. Comments from the...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said on Tuesday that a directive from the U.S. energy secretary to prop up struggling nuclear and coal power plants has initiated an important conversation, but hinted the agency may not pass the plan without changes.
At the end of September, US Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry formally proposed to the country's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the propping-up and subsidization of the coal and nuclear industries, but immediate and subsequent...Show More Summary
Members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission leveled pointed criticism and probing questions at Energy Secretary Rick Perry's plan to reward coal and nuclear plants for stockpiling fuel. In the week after DOE’s surprise request,...Show More Summary
U.S. Department of Energy sent a proposal to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that would increase the value of aging coal and nuclear power plants.
STRENGTHENING THE GRID: Rick Perry Wants to Subsidize Coal and Nuclear. Late last week the energy secretary asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to consider paying “resilient” power producers more for the electricity they supply to the grid. In a letter written to FERC, Secretary Perry highlighted the “undervaluation of grid reliability and resiliency […]
US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has turned to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in an effort to revitalize the country's coal and nuclear industries by essentially subsidizing their sectors based on a misguided belief that their...Show More Summary
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has begun a special inspection at a facility in suburban Maryland following a worker's potential exposure to radioactive contamination.
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauds the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission for yesterday's announcement of a final rule that updates the definition of medical events for permanent implant brachytherapy and protects patients' access to this treatment.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauds the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for today's announcement of a final rule that updates the definition of medical events for permanent implant brachytherapy and protects patients' access to this treatment.
One of Neil Chatterjee's top priorities in his new role as interim chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is to ensure coal and nuclear power receive some form of compensation for the "resilience and reliability" benefits they provide to the U.S. Show More Summary
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is taking steps to review the planned revival of the long-dormant nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain. The nuclear agency says it will spend up … Click to Continue »
The Tennessee Valley Authority has struck an agreement with federal regulators who found a chilled work environment at a TVA nuclear plant. A U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspection last fall … Click to Continue »
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined a pair of workers weren't planning mayhem by cheating their entrance into a Massachusetts nuclear power plant — they had just forgotten a … Click to Continue »
The controversial linear no-threshold model (LNT) model has long been used by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a conservative model for estimating radiation risk, but it is not without critics. People who visit a beach in Brazil, with extremely high levels of radiation, instead believe it has recuperative powers, and studies have shown similar effects. read more
Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials disagreed over safety of granting Arizona nuclear plant permission to keep generating during repairs.