Fuels & Processing

Mississippi Supreme Court Seeks More Info in ‘Kemper’ IGCC Lawsuits

The Mississippi Supreme Court on April 21 ordered Mississippi Power Co. (MPC), the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) and Thomas Blanton—one of MPC’s customers suing over MPC’s nearly-complete, $5.2-billion, 545-megawatt ”Kemper” integrated-gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) plant—to address a new set of questions on the constitutionality of “construction-work-in-progress” (CWIP) electric-power rate recovery.

Electric Power
Regulation & Legislation

Shipping Owners Hail EU Parliament CO2-Monitoring Deal

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) on April 16 hailed a decision by the plenary session of the European Parliament on a monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) scheme for regulating carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from ships calling at EU ports.

Margins & Economics

D6 RINs Rise in March; D7 Cellulosic Diesel RINs Generated

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported April 14 that more than 1.16 billion D6 Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) were generated in March—up 10.6% from the 1.049 billion generated in February—and bringing the year-to-date total to just over 3.38 billion RINs.

Fuels & Processing

Turkey Evolving into Regional Energy Epicenter

Over the past three years, Turkey has experienced some of the fastest growth in energy demand of countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), new analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows.