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Rendering of the smoke-blowing Amager Bakke plant being built on the outskirts of Copenhagen. Courtesy: Bjarke Ingels Group

A Smoke-Ring Blowing Power Plant. April Fools? You Tell Us.

Copenhagen could inaugurate, as early as 2017, a new combined heat and power plant that…

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Seismic Hazard Resiliency at U.S. Nuclear Power Plants

Since the beginning of the U.S. commercial reactor industry, regulatory agencies have required that nuclear…

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Zion Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Trust Fund Depleting Quickly

The balance in the Zion Nuclear Power Plant decommissioning trust fund was about 30% lower…

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FERC Okays NextEra-HEI, Duke-Dynegy Deals

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave its approval to two deals that will see…

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First New Nuclear Unit in U.S. in Nearly 20 Years Is on Track to Begin Operating in 2015

Plant officials from the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) Watts Bar nuclear facility said during a…

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Keeping Pollution Control Devices Online with Good Operating Practices

In order to comply with the Clean Air Act and subsequent regulations covering emissions, coal-fired…

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$1.9B Pan-African Renewable Energy Platform Launched. Renewables company Mainstream Renewable Power and private equity firm…

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NextEra Energy: A Tale of Two, and Maybe Three, Companies

NextEra Energy consists of a traditional, vertically integrated electric utility with a heavy reliance on…

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Palo Verde Nuclear Station Sets U.S. Production Record

The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station led the U.S. in electrical generation in 2014, as…

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Balancing Risk, Reliability, and Safety at Plants Slated for Retirement

When the decision is made to retire a power plant, the work of getting there…

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Siemens and GE Ink Big Orders with Egypt

The Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) in Sharm El-Sheikh resulted in some big agreements for…

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GE Tops 50% Engine Efficiency as Gas Engine Market Heats Up

GE Power & Water announced Mar. 5 that it had achieved 50.1% electrical efficiency with…

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Pennsylvania Moves to Tax Natural Gas Extraction

Pennsylvania seems poised to levy a severance tax on natural gas extraction after new Governor…

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Massachusetts Looks to Boost Natural Gas Infrastructure

The Massachusetts House of Representatives is considering a bill that would enact sweeping changes in…

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U.S. Will Seek to Cut Upstream Methane Emissions Up to 45% by 2025

The Obama administration announced on Jan. 14 that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will propose…

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Industry in Turmoil: Coal Plants Shutting Down Around the World

Numerous announcements of plant closures during the past week are painting a grim picture for…

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J.E. Corette Coal-Fired Power Plant to Be Retired

PPL Montana, a subsidiary of PPL Corp., announced on Feb. 10 that it will permanently…

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U.S. Electric Utility Toxic Releases Decrease 49% During the Past Decade

On Jan. 14, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report…

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AEP Looks to Sell Merchant Coal Fleet

According to a story first reported by Amanda Levin of TheStreet.com, American Electric Power Co.…

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Point Level Capacitance Switch for Fly Ash Hopper Measurement

If you’re the person tasked with controlling the level of fly ash in collection hoppers,…


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