Nuclear Energy Institute – The White House used its declaration of this week as “Energy Week” to highlight its energy priorities in several venues. The administration’s main theme is asserting the United States’ “global energy dominance.”
Oil & Gas Journal – The US Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Army, and Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) jointly proposed rescinding the 2015 Clean Water Rule, and restoring language that existed prior to the law’s controversial Waters of the US (WOTUS) provision
Scientific American – For decades, scientists have been working to devise a process similar to photosynthesis to generate a fuel that could be stored for later. This could solve a major challenge of solar and wind power—providing a way to stow the energy when the sun is not shining and the air is still.
Bloomberg – Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants out of business faster than previously forecast.
Utility Dive – Georgia Power and its parent company, Southern Co., have reached an agreement with Westinghouse Electric to complete the long-delayed Vogtle nuclear plant expansion, but the ultimate fate of the plant remains unclear.
HydroWorld – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has released a report on its pilot two-year hydropower licensing process for qualifying projects, as stipulated by conditions of the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013.