Energy and utilities regulation

October 03, 2017 - 6:29 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The CEO of the public utility that co-owns South Carolina's abandoned nuclear power project said Tuesday he pushed the majority owner for years for better oversight. As junior partner, state-owned Santee Cooper could only make recommendations to South Carolina Electric &...
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October 03, 2017 - 4:40 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The head of the agency providing drinking water to more than 200,000 people in and around Wilmington says unregulated and little-studied chemicals in the Cape Fear River don't make the water unsafe — as far as he knows. Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Executive Director Jim...
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September 29, 2017 - 4:27 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's top prosecutor on Friday told state regulators he wants to take part in a case that will determine whether a utility company can continue to bill customers for a failed multibillion dollar nuclear project, a move that comes amid ongoing state and federal...
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September 28, 2017 - 7:02 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The builder of the Dakota Access pipeline sent North Dakota $15 million on Thursday to help pay law enforcement bills related to months of sometimes violent protests over the project's construction. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners has wired the money, said Mike Nowatzki,...
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September 28, 2017 - 2:30 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a failed nuclear project in South Carolina (all times local): 2:30 p.m. South Carolina regulators say they need to thoroughly review the possibility of forcing a utility to stop billing customers for a failed nuclear project they've been funding since 2009. The...
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September 27, 2017 - 2:15 pm
GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has begun a special inspection at a facility in suburban Maryland following a worker's potential exposure to radioactive contamination. A five-member NRC team began the inspection Tuesday after an incident last month when a glass ampule...
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September 26, 2017 - 12:13 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A state law used by utilities to raise customers' rates to fund a now-defunct nuclear project is "constitutionally suspect," according to an opinion released Tuesday by one of South Carolina's top prosecutors, whose office has asked for a criminal investigation into the...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2016, file photo, a North Korean solder stands guard near barrels stacked up near the river bank of the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong. China announced Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 it will limit oil supplies to North Korea under U.N. sanctions starting Oct. 1, 2017, stepping up pressure on Pyongyang over its pursuit of nuclear and missile technology. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
September 23, 2017 - 12:29 am
BEIJING (AP) — China announced Saturday that it will limit energy supplies to North Korea and stop buying its textiles under U.N. sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile development, further reducing support from Pyongyang's last ally. Exports of refined petroleum to the North will be...
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September 21, 2017 - 11:37 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities have subpoenaed documents from both companies that abandoned a multi-billion dollar nuclear power construction project in South Carolina, the utilities confirmed Thursday, signaling the first concrete evidence of a federal probe into the failure. In a...
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Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni speaks during a meeting of members of the African Union during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at U.N headquarters. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
September 21, 2017 - 5:42 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police on Thursday fired tear gas to disperse protesters opposed to plans to introduce legislation that could allow the longtime president to extend his rule. The bill is likely to be introduced in the national assembly later Thursday despite growing opposition from...
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