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Is the U.S. Coal Fleet “Under Threat?”

The nation’s coal fleet is under threat, alleged Dr. Larry S. Monroe, chief environmental officer…

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Construction Suspended on World’s Largest Concentrated Photovoltaic Project

Low wholesale electricity prices and uncertainty surrounding Australia’s Renewable Energy Target have resulted in the…

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Federal Court Preserves FERC's Controversial Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation Rule

The Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) can mandate transmission provider participation in a regional planning…

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Oregon Denies Coal Export Permit

Oregon’s Department of State Lands (DSL) on Aug. 18 formally denied Ambre Energy’s application to…

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Construction Delayed at V.C. Summer Nuclear Plant

Steve Byrne, chief operating officer for South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCE&G), provided an…

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Germany Reforms Renewable Energy Laws

A significant reform of Germany’s aggressive renewable energy laws passed its final hurdle on July…

Rapid Cycling: The Human Factor

A combination of falling natural gas prices, greater integration of renewable generation, and advancing technology…


THE BIG PICTURE: GHG Pegboard (Infographic)

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Strategies for Inspecting HRSGs in Two-Shift and Low-Load Service

Aheat-recovery steam generator (HRSG) is much like other power generation equipment—run it at design conditions and chances are it will run with high availability and require only routine maintenance for


A Spanish Island's 100% Wind-and-Water Power Solution

El Hierro, the smallest island on Spain’s Canary archipelago, in June became what developers say is the first energy-isolated territory to power itself solely with renewables. The project, which was


Fuel Cells Starting to Make an Impact at Grid Scale

Long viewed as a potential “next big thing” for power generation—often drawing unwarranted hyperbole in…

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EPA May Be Trying to Slow LNG Export Drive

With three recent requests to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Environmental Protection Agency…

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SDG&E and NRG Near Finish Line for Carlsbad Energy Center [Updated]

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) on July 21 formally requested permission from the California…

Pa. Coal Plant Gets New Lease on Life with Gas Repowering

When GenOn Energy (now part of NRG Energy) announced in March 2012 that it would…

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Natural Gas Inventories Rebounding Strongly, Still Low

After bottoming out at 822 billion cubic feet (Bcf) the week ending Mar. 28—the lowest…

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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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Poor Rail Service Causing “Coal Supply Crisis”

Ongoing service issues with BNSF Railway Co. have resulted in a “coal supply crisis” for…

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EPA Rule Will Result in Closure of 750-MW Coal-Fired Unit

In an effort to reduce air pollution from the Navajo Generating Station (NGS)—a coal-fired power…

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Construction Begins on World’s Largest Carbon Capture Retrofit

The Department of Energy (DOE), NRG Energy Inc., and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration…

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Wyoming Works to Advance Carbon Solutions to Keep Coal Viable

Gov. Matthew Mead is taking an active role in developing an integrated test center to…

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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.

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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