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1.	Losing proposition. Exelon’s Clinton Nuclear Generating Station, shown here, and its Quad Cities nuclear plant have lost a combined $800 million over the past seven years. Courtesy: Wikipedia/By Daniel Schwen

Exelon, America’s Leading Nuclear Generator, Keeps the Faith on Nukes

The U.S. nuclear power business is in trouble, and Exelon has six units totaling more than 5,300 MW of dependable capacity on the chopping block. How will the Chicago electricity giant respond? Perhaps by acquiring more merchant nuclear capacity?

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Second Shipment of U.S. LNG Reaches Europe as Producers Seek New Markets

Hopes that the beleaguered U.S. shale gas industry can find new markets have come to…

The scope and complexity were enormous to retrofit FirstEnergy’s W.H. Sammis power plant with state-of-the-art air-quality-control systems was compounded by a very confined work area and the need to maintain normal power generation during construction. Working with two other companies and acting as the owner’s agent, Bechtel in 2010 successfully installed such a system for the 2,220-MW coal-fired power complex, which dramatically reduced gas emissions and met stringent federal standards. Courtesy: Bechtel

FirstEnergy Moves to Deactivate Two Embattled Ohio Coal Plants

FirstEnergy Corp. will sell or deactivate 856 MW of coal-fired generation to reduce fleet operating…

Black Rock Solar photovoltaic array at Food Bank of Northern Nevada 
Black Rock Solar, a nonprofit entity, installed a 150 kilowatt photovoltaic array at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada in Reno. Courtesy: BlackRockSolar/Flikr

11 Things to Know About the Solar Sector's Precarious Future

Despite escalating growth over the past decade, the U.S. solar power sector faces potentially crippling…

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Turmoil in Turkey Cuts Power to U.S. Military Base

Power supply to a U.S. military base was cut off by the Turkish government following an attempted military coup in the country on Friday.

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Weighing the Environmental Impacts of Wind and Solar

Renewable generation is usually characterized as more environmentally friendly than fossil fuels, and in many…

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Employing Fuel Cells for Carbon Capture

Fuel cells are a rapidly expanding option for distributed generation, with fuel cell–based power plants now being deployed in capacities into tens of megawatts (see “59-MW Fuel Cell Park Opening Heralds

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Avoiding Wildlife Impacts from Renewable Energy in Europe

Courtesy: Ad Meskens/Wikimedia Commons Europe has been in the forefront of renewable energy development, and…

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Fuel Loading Begins at Kudankulam 2. Nuclear Power Corp. of India (NPCIL) began loading the…

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Second Shipment of U.S. LNG Reaches Europe as Producers Seek New Markets

Hopes that the beleaguered U.S. shale gas industry can find new markets have come to…

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China Reportedly Poised to Ban New Coal Plants Through 2018

China is preparing to expand nationwide a ban on new coal plant construction announced in…

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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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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…

GRDA's Chouteau coal-fired power plant complex

Lightning a Suspected Contributor to Power Plant Fire

A large fire at the Grand River Dam Authority’s (GRDA’s) Chouteau, Okla., coal-fired power plant…

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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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