Tag: regulation

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

US Department of Energy backs proposed SMR regulation

June 5, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

The NRC’s emergency preparedness programme for nuclear power plants has up to now focused on large, light-water reactors (LWRs). The proposed rule, together with a draft regulatory guide, considers advances in facility design and safety research, and their application to […]

News and Policies, World

Domestic solar and storage on the rise as Japanese market bounces back

January 22, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The Japanese PV market has enjoyed considerable prosperity over the last few years. 2012 saw capacity more than double thanks on the back of subsidies and new installations in 2015 reached a peak value of 10.5GW. But as PV is […]

News and Policies, World

UK energy suppliers unveil mixed bag of solar export tariffs

January 3, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Energy suppliers in the UK have unveiled a mixed bag of tariffs for domestic solar exports, with O&G major Shell’s supply business unveiling a tariff of just 0.001p/kWh. Under new legislation, dubbed the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), UK based energy […]

News and Policies, U.S.

US House passes advanced nuclear act

January 26, 2017

Via: World Nuclear News

The US House of Representatives – the lower chamber of the United States Congress – has approved a handful of bipartisan bills from the last session of Congress that aim to bolster research on advanced nuclear reactors, allow for more challenges at […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Fate of Clean Power Plan Could Rest with Supreme Court

October 6, 2016

Via: Power Engineering

A panel of legal experts told a Bipartisan Policy Center forum Oct. 4 in Washington, D.C., that whatever happens with the D.C. Circuit they expect the legal dispute over the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan will ultimately be decided by the […]

News and Policies, State

San Francisco Passes Law Requiring Solar Panels on New Buildings

April 21, 2016

Via: Renewable Energy News

San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Scott Wiener released a statement yesterday saying that the board has approved a law that will require newly constructed buildings to have solar panels installed on 15 percent of roof area. Read More on […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Big Wyoming wind farm clears another government hurdle

March 11, 2016

Via: Penn Energy

One of the biggest wind projects under development in North America cleared another regulatory hurdle Wednesday with the release of a federal environmental study looking at the first-phase installation of 500 wind turbines. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s environmental […]