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Coal train, southern Colorado, Feb. 2014. Courtesy: Gail Reitenbach

Plant Washington Coal Project Gets New Lifeline

Plant Washington, a planned $2.1 billion, single-unit, 850-MW supercritical coal plant that a consortium of…

An aerial of the Kemper Co. energy facility taken in July 2014. Courtesy: Mississippi Power

Kemper County IGCC Project Costs Soar to $6.1B

Cost estimates for the Kemper County Integrated Coal Gasification Combined Cycle project (IGCC) have surged…

The 2.3-GW coal-fired Navajo Generating Station located on the Navajo Indian Reservation near Page, Ariz. Source: Wolfgang Moroder/Wikimedia Commons

EPA Releases Additional Information on Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a notice of data availability (NODA)—making additional…

Nuclear dry cask storage. Source: NRChttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_cask_storage#mediaviewer/File:Nuclear_dry_storage.jpg

States Challenge NRC’s Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Rule

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) final rule governing long-term spent nuclear fuel storage onsite at…

Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant in Eurajoki, Finland. Unit III, the new EPR is an artist rendition. Courtesy: TVO

Finland EPR Dispute Gets Costlier

The AREVA-Siemens consortium that is building the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor in Finland, and the…

Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan in Action

The decision to eliminate coal-fired power plants and the implementation of an aggressive feed-in tariff…

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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…


Construction of Russia-China Pipeline Kicks Off

Gazprom on Sept. 1 made the first weld of a 4,000-km natural gas pipeline that will run from gas production centers in Russia’s Yakutia and Irkutsk gas production fields to Russia’s Far Eastern regions

ABB HVDC station

A New Record for the Longest Transmission Link

A 7,100-MW±600-kV high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) line that runs 2,375 kilometers (km) from new hydropower plants on the Madeira River in the Amazon Basin to major load centers in southeastern Brazil


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…

Dan River ash pond

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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