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U.S. Nuclear Power Plant Closures [Slideshow]

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, nuclear power has accounted for about 20% of…

St Paul Minnesota combined heat and power plant

District Energy Systems Improve Efficiency and Reduce Carbon Emissions

Although it’s not widely publicized, a majority of the energy used to generate electricity is…

Plenary session participants at Power-Gen Europe on June 21 in Milan were (left to right) Moderator Stephen Sackur, BBC; Karim Amin, CEO of Global Sales, Power & Gas, Siemens AG;
Petrit Ahmeti, President of the Albanian Energy Regulator (ERE) & VP of MEDREG; Paul McElhinney, President & CEO of Power Services, GE Power. Courtesy: Lee Buchsbaum

Utility Paradigm Changing Globally in Response to Distributed Energy and Digitization

Enrico Viale, head of global thermal generation for the Italian energy company Enel, kicked off an international power industry event yesterday with a keynote presentation describing the “needs” of utilities in the future.

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How the FAA’s First-Ever Commercial Drone Rules Could Affect Power Companies

The first operational rules finalized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for routine commercial use…

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2 
Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2. The nuclear power plant is located near Avila Beach, CA (12 MI WSW of San Luis Obispo, CA) in NRC Region IV. For information, go to www.nrc.gov/reactors/power.html. Photo courtesy of ©Pacific Gas and Electric.

PG&E Moves to Retire 2.3-GW Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

[caption id="attachment_90679" align="alignnone" width="640"] Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2, which are…

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GE-Hitachi Exits Nuclear Laser-Based Enrichment Venture

GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy is pulling out of Global Laser Enrichment (GLE), a company that in…

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Is There a Market for Small Modular Reactors?

The nuclear industry has been expecting big things from small modular reactors (SMRs) for a…

POWER Digest

Ghana Starts Up Key Gas-Fired Power Unit. Ghana has inaugurated the first of two 180-MW…

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Disruptive Digital Technologies Are Key to Power Industry’s Future

An industry rooted in tradition is facing unprecedented changes and challenges, and meeting them requires…

St Paul Minnesota combined heat and power plant

District Energy Systems Improve Efficiency and Reduce Carbon Emissions

Although it’s not widely publicized, a majority of the energy used to generate electricity is…

EDF's Bouchain power plant

GE-Powered Combined Cycle Plant Sets New Efficiency Record

Guinness World Records recognized GE’s HA gas turbine for powering the world’s most efficient—up to…

Bilfinger is benefitting from the shale gas boom in the USA. Courtesy: Bilfinger/Flickr

Experts: Gas Power's Expansion Riddled with Roadblocks

  Even though it may dominate forecasts, natural gas–fired generation faces a troubled expansion in…

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Fuel Cells Could Be a "Game-Changer" for Carbon Capture

Fuel cells powered by natural gas, biogas, and hydrogen are a rapidly expanding option for…

Gas Combined Cycle Capacity Factors Beat Coal for First Time Ever

The average capacity factor for U.S. natural gas–fired combined cycle power plants (CCPPs) exceeded that…

St Paul Minnesota combined heat and power plant

District Energy Systems Improve Efficiency and Reduce Carbon Emissions

Although it’s not widely publicized, a majority of the energy used to generate electricity is…

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Regulators Approve Plan to Close Four Minnesota Coal Units

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) approved Minnesota Power Co.’s integrated resource plan (IRP) on…

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Repurposed: Coal Gasification Plant Will Be Used to Produce Fertilizer

Phibro—an independent commodity merchant company based in Stamford, Conn.—through its affiliate Philipp Brothers Fertilizer, recently…

Flower growing in a pile of bituminous Kentucky coal. Courtesy: Una Nowling

Is a New Hybrid System the Cure for Coal Power’s Ills?

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have combined two proven technologies to create…

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Chief Justice Roberts Rejects Bid to Suspend MATS Rule

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts rejected the plea of 20 states to stay…


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This annual conference is the only event in Asia dedicated to the use of sub-bituminous coal, with a focus on coal-handling, boiler & combustion, and keeping power plants efficient, economic,… Register

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