This month the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) released its Clean Power Plan proposal. The Plan cuts carbon pollution from existing power plants, which according to the EPA is the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. The Agency says the proposal will protect public health, move the United States toward a cleaner

When the government shutdown began, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (“NRC”) stated it had enough carryover funds to stay open for about a week. Unfortunately, October 9 was the last full day of “normal” operations for the agency that regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other uses of nuclear materials, such as in nuclear

On September 13, 2012, we experienced another smart grid first: Bangor Hydro Electric Company’s grid received electricity from Ocean Renewable Power Company’s (ORPC’s) Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy Project. According to the press release, this is currently the only non-dam-based ocean energy project that delivers power to a utility grid anywhere in North, Central or