A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:
- The nuclear industry is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to revise how its proposed carbon rule treats nuclear power plants. From the Reuters article:
“The agency must revise its proposal to ensure that states have a sufficient incentive to preserve existing nuclear power plants and to build the new nuclear energy facilities that will be required to achieve meaningful carbon reductions and meet the administration’s goal,” said Marvin Fertel, president of the Nuclear Energy Institute, the industry’s lobby group.
- Democratic senators on the Environment and Public Works Committee voted to extend the term of Nuclear Regulatory Commission member Jeffery Baran, The Hill reports. All the Republicans on the panel submitted proxy votes against Baran saying he lacks experience in nuclear safety matters.
- An independent developer is bringing the world’s largest gas turbine to Texas to supply power to the San Bernard Electric Cooperative in South Central Texas, MSNBC says. Turbocharging technology helps the engine covert gas to electricity at “warp speed.”