The Kentucky Senate passed SB 100 on Wednesday, which provides changes to how customers are compensated for net-metered electricity generation. The bill passed by a vote of 23-12. The bill affects solar, wind, biomass or biogas, and hydro energy facilities under 45 kW installed at customer sites. Currently, electricity customers are compensated based on the difference [...]

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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced Monday that it has terminated the construction authorization for the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF). The MFFF was intended to process plutonium to make mixed oxide (MOX) fuel for commercial nuclear power plants. Construction on the facility started in 2007 at Savannah River in South Carolina. Construction [...]

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US Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) introduced a resolution Thursday proposing a Green New Deal to combat climate change. The resolution assigns the federal government five main duties. These duties include reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, creating millions of high-wage jobs, and investing in infrastructure and industry. The government would also have [...]

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Members of Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives and Senate sent memos to legislative members on Monday calling for action to prevent the premature closures of the Three Mile Island and Beaver Valley nuclear power plants. The memos call for the state to recognize nuclear power plants for their “significant contribution to this state’s zero-carbon energy production.” [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that the Russian government must pay the Georgian government €10 million (USD $11.5 million) over the deportation of 1,500 Georgian nationals. The Georgian government accused Russia of implementing a “coordinated policy of arresting, detaining and expelling Georgian nationals” starting in the fall of 2006. Georgia stated that [...]

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Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced on Tuesday that Baltimore will no longer be prosecuting marijuana possession, regardless of weight or criminal history. The decision to end prosecution was based on a “lack of a demonstrable public safety benefit, the resource drain that resolving marijuana possession cases places on prosecutors, and the racially unjust manner [...]

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