Power Breakfast for May 14, 2014


A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:

  • The North American Electric Reliability Corp. approved new rules to protect the nation’s grid from physical attacks. The proposal, which critics fault as insufficient, now go to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Wall Street Journal reports.
  • Bloomberg examines the growing challenges of coal producers trying to meet continued demand for coal imports to Europe and Asia. From the article:

    “A pact signed in October by U.S. West Coast governors signaled that coal shippers will continue to face opposition. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and Washington Governor Jay Inslee, both Democrats, wrote a letter last year to federal regulators asking them to consider climate change when deciding on export terminals.”

  • Senate bills introduced Tuesday would tighten regulations for decommissioned nuclear plants to protect spent nuclear fuel from accident or terrorist attack, according to The Hill.
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A Soaring Success






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