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China to Ramp Up Nuclear Power, Renewables

According to reports in the Chinese media, China’s central government is planning to reorient the…

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Six Combined Cycle Plants to Change Hands in the Southeastern U.S.

Calpine Corp. has agreed to sell six of its Southeast region combined cycle power plants…

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Water Shortages Threaten Global Coal Power

Water stresses in developing countries threaten to derail a massive build-out of coal capacity, according…

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It Blows in Texas!

According to recently released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), 80% of total…

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DOE to Open $4B More in Loan Guarantees for Renewables, Energy Efficiency Projects

The Department of Energy (DOE) plans to make an additional $4 billion in loan guarantees…

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EEI Report: Investment in Transmission Infrastructure Set to Soar

Investor-owned electric utility companies spent $14.8 billion in 2012 to upgrade transmission infrastructure, and investments…

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Using Spent EV Batteries for Grid Storage

One of the world’s first power storage systems employing used electric vehicle (EV) batteries began…

Generation of Vestas 8-MW Offshore Wind Prototype Begins

The crown for the world’s most powerful operating wind turbine was transferred this January to…

Photo Essay: Ivanpah CSP Plant Inauguration

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Station was inaugurated on Feb. 13 in California. Our news…

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Natural Gas Leads 2013 Capacity Additions by Wide Margin

The U.S. added 6,681 MW of net natural gas-fired capacity in 2013, far outstripping any…

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Entergy Louisiana Adding New Unit to New Orleans-Area Plant

Entergy Louisiana’s Ninemile Point plant has been powering New Orleans and southeast Louisiana since the…

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DOE Fuel Cell Barge Project Launching Prototype

A study by the Sandia National Laboratory last year demonstrated that hydrogen fuel cells mounted…

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ERCOT Says New Gas Plants Will Ease Reserve Margin Concerns

In its preliminary Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) for the summer of 2014, the…

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3D Metal Printing Turbine Replacement Parts Could Cut Repair Times by 90%

3D metal printing is still an experimental process in nearly all industries, used primarily for…

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Springerville Recognized as PRBCUG Plant of the Year

During the Powder River Basin Coal Users' Group (PRBCUG) annual conference held Mar. 31–Apr. 3,…

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DTE Energy’s Best Practices for Minimizing Combustible Dust Issues

Dealing with combustible dust and controlling fuel spillage are struggles faced by almost all coal-fired…

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PRBCUG Focuses on Safe Coal Handling

Andy Dobrzanski, Mark Collett, and Dave Markle were among the presenters at the Powder River…

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Are You Playing with Fire? A Guide to Fire Retardant Conveyor Belts

If a conveyor belt does not perform according to the manufacturer’s claims—by wearing prematurely, ripping…

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Exorcising the Mercury Demons at Coal Creek Station

The deadline for power plants to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air…


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LDC Gas Forums - 19th Annual Northeast Forum

The Northeast Forum is the event where the Northeast Natural Gas Industry gathers for networking, insight, and doing real business! Join 600+ key industry players in Boston on June 16–18 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.

ELECTRIC POWER Executive Conference (EPEC)

Western electric power markets face daunting challenges that command the attention of stakeholders from Colorado to California. Chief among these are issues related to transmission, renewable energy integration, carbon emission reductions, water availability, and military sustainability goals. The first annual EPEC conference will be held for industry executives November 5-6, 2014, in Las Vegas.  More…


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