While the North Carolina Ethics Commission earlier this year dismissed a complaint against Gov. Pat McCrory’s office related to a meeting with Duke Energy officials and other issues, advocates say key questions remain unanswered.
EFFICIENCY: A growing number of Detroit commercial building owners adopt energy efficiency measures to reduce energy waste, costs and emissions, while experts see significant potential to do more across the city. (Energy News Network/Planet Detroit) OIL & GAS:• Federal environmental officials respond to a spill of thousands of gallons of oil-like material into the Flint […]
NUCLEAR: • The Illinois House is expected to consider a sweeping energy bill tomorrow that could prevent two Exelon nuclear plants from closing while also prioritizing renewable energy and utility ethics reforms. (Reuters) • A Wisconsin judge will allow a demolition contractor to participate in a regulatory case involving the decommissioning of a nuclear plant, […]
COAL: Many West Virginia coal miners still support Donald Trump even though his promises to revive the industry have fallen flat. (Associated Press) ALSO: • A decline in coal production and related revenue creates uncertainty for a federal program to reclaim and spur economic development at abandoned mine sites. (Daily Yonder) • The U.S. Energy […]
NUCLEAR: A new report warns that Midwestern nuclear plants are at risk of climate-related stresses, which could harm states’ ability to cut carbon emissions. (Energy News Network) ALSO: Support is growing among some Ohio lawmakers to preserve a law that supports financially struggling nuclear power plants. (Fremont News Messenger) ***SPONSORED LINK: The Rise Up! podcast […]