U.S. Department of Energy Announces First Awards under Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program

LCG, October 16, 2020--The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this week announced it has selected two U.S.-based teams to receive $160 million in initial funding under the new Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP).

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PSEG Files Application to Extend Zero Emission Certificates (ZECs) for New Jersey's Carbon-Free Nuclear Power Facilities

LCG, October 2, 2020--PSEG yesterday filed applications to extend Zero Emission Certificates (ZECs) for the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants in Salem County in order to preserve New Jersey's largest carbon-free source of electricity and to help New Jersey achieve its clean energy goal of 100 percent carbon-free energy supply by 2050.

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Settlement Gives New Energy to Sunflower's Proposed Coal-fired Plant in Kansas

LCG, May 6, 2009--A settlement agreement was announced Monday regarding the construction of a new, coal-fired power plant by Sunflower Electric Power Corporation (Sunflower). Mark Parkinson, the new Governor of Kansas, was central to the settlement that allows Sunflower to build an 895-MW unit at an existing generating station in western Kansas.

The Governor just replaced Kathleen Sebelius, who was confirmed last week as U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services. While governor, Ms. Sebelius denied an air quality permit for Sunflower's proposed coal-fired unit. Furthermore, she vetoed three measures submitted by the Legislature to overturn the decision to reject the permit. In October 2008, Sunflower filed a lawsuit related to the denial of the air quality permit in the United States District Court, District of Kansas, against the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Secretary of Department of Health & Environment of Kansas.

The settlement agreement calls for a minimum of 200 MW of capacity of the new unit to remain in Kansas, with electric cooperatives in Colorado and Texas also able to participate in the new unit for the benefit of their customers. Other settlement terms include: Sunflower's retirement of two old, small units that use fossil fuel, and greater use and investments in renewables, including the addition of a new, 179-MW wind farm in Kansas. The Legislature must still incorporate the settlement terms into an energy bill and approve the bill.
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