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EC Agrees on 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework

Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 23–24, the European Council (EC) agreed on the 2030 climate…

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CRS: Compliance Costs for EPA’s Revised Ozone Standard Are Unknown

Compliance cost estimates for a revised ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) soon to…


Japan LNG Imports at Record Highs as Nuke Restarts Lag

Japanese imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) have remained at record levels during 2014 as…


Xcel Energy to Close Minnesota Coal Plant

Xcel Energy formally notified state regulators and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator that it plans…

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NRC Chairman Macfarlane Stepping Down

Allison M. Macfarlane, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), announced on Oct. 21 that…

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Before the polar vortex earlier this year, several severe cold weather events had presented comparable…

This remarkable image is actually a composite of hundreds of images created using satellite data collected at night.


A U.S. Power Industry Regulatory Update

The U.S. power sector has seen a number of developments on the regulatory front in…


Trianel Coal Power Plant Lünen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Germany’s energy transition— Energiewende —has made a lot of headlines. Whether you agree with the country’s energy policy or not, there is no denying that it has spurred the growth of renewables. Even

First Solar Reports Thin-Film PV Cell Breakthrough

Arizona-based solar photovoltaic (PV) system provider First Solar in August said it had achieved a cadmium-telluride (CdTe) PV research cell conversion efficiency of 21%—a world record. The thin-film PV


Prepare Your Coal Plant for Cold Weather Operations

Cold temperatures are nothing new, but extreme winter weather has been in the headlines more and more in recent years. Many of us had never heard the term “polar vortex” before last winter, but earlier


Zero-Emission Gas Plant Project Closes Funding

North Carolina–based NET Power announced Oct. 15 that it had closed funding and major project…


No Gas Crunch This Winter, Forecasts Say

With a warmer winter projected this year, according to recent forecasts from the National Oceanic…


Rising Production Still Dictating North American Gas Markets, Experts Say

Booming natural gas production, mostly in the Northeast, will continue to confound traditional North American…

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FERC Approves Cove Point LNG Export Terminal Project

After more than a year of deliberation, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved Dominion’s…


Solar Gains But Gas Still King of New Utility-Scale Capacity, Says EIA

The U.S. added 1,146 MW of utility-scale solar generation in the first half of 2014—the…


Gaining Control with Electraulic Actuators

Plant engineers at Eskom’s Majuba Power Station in South Africa have been continuously looking for…

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Coal Ash Continues to Challenge Duke Energy

On Sept. 23, Duke Energy told the Public Service Commission of South Carolina that it…

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Two Units at Coal Power Plant Back Online Following Spring Fire

With Units 6 and 7 back in operation, Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) has restored 80%…


Seven Coal-Fired Units to Be Retired as Result of Settlement

Consumers Energy—Michigan’s largest utility—reached an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the…

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EPA Sued By 12 States and a Coal Mining Company

A group of 12 states and a coal mining company have filed separate lawsuits in…

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LDC Gas Forums – 10th Annual Rockies & West Forum

The Rockies & West Forum is the event where the Natural Gas Industry gathers for networking, insight, and doing real business! Join key industry players in Los Angeles on October 6–8 for unparalleled networking and an agenda full of informative sessions and panels.

Asian Sub-bituminous Coal Users’ Group 4th Annual Conference

The premier Asian coal users’ conference returns for its fourth year October 13-16, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Created to promote the safe, efficient and economic use of sub-bituminous coals by generating companies, it will address safety, handling, combustion, characteristics and risk management topics plus opportunities for networking on a global scale.

Western Power Summit presented by EPEC

The Western Power Summit presented by EPEC (Electric Power Executive Conference®) will bring together corporate-level executives, senior policy makers, financial executives and senior consultants who have a stake or interest in current challenges facing Western Electric Power Markets. Executives will gather November 5-6, 2014 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, to discuss issues…


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