DOE settles Hanford suit, agrees to safety upgrades
The Department of Energy agreed today to test and potentially implement a new system for capturing and destroying toxic vapors at its Hanford nuclear waste site, as part of the settlement of a lawsuit filed by Washington state in 2015.
U.S. natural gas in Chinese tariff crosshairs
American energy companies could be hit by trade war woes, as China announced new retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products including liquefied natural gas today.
Chief of staff networked with ex‑Farage adviser, Breitbart editor
The chief of staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, who has raised eyebrows for his politically charged statements over the past few months, met and emailed in June with British political activist Raheem Kassam, a former top adviser to right-wing politician Nigel Farage and a former top editor at Breitbart London, according to documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
Senators weigh promise and pitfalls of safer fuels
Accident tolerant fuels for nuclear reactors could be a win-win for the industry and consumers if development can move quickly, lawmakers and experts said at a Senate hearing yesterday.
House passes nuclear innovation, DOE research bills
The House sent two energy bills to the president's desk amid a flurry of legislation given fast-tracked votes yesterday.