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

AREVA Points to Stagnating Nuclear Operations for Dismal Financial Results

French nuclear firm AREVA's dismal financial results for 2014 are indicative of the continuing stagnation…

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SolarCity Files Antitrust Suit Over SRP Rooftop Solar Fee

Rooftop solar company SolarCity on Mar. 2 filed suit in federal court in Arizona seeking…

A macro view of coal. Source: Kai Schreiber (Genista)

Australia Puts Huge Chinese-Backed Coal Mine Project on Hold

Plans for a massive coal mine in New South Wales, Australia, which is being developed…

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Illinois Mulls Low Carbon Portfolio Standard

A bipartisan group of Illinois legislators have introduced bills that propose a market-based solution to…

William M. Colton, VP of Corporate Strategic Planning, ExxonMobil Corp., gave a keynote presentation at the 2015 MIT Energy Conference: "The Outlook of Energy: A View to 2040."

10 Industry Leaders Comment on the Future of Energy, Electricity, and the Grid

Here are selected thought-provoking (and even unexpected) comments made by presenters at the 10th annual…

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New Zealand's Geothermal Industry Is Poised for the Future

Contact Energy fully commissioned New Zealand’s largest geothermal power plant last year, nudging installed geothermal capacity to a shade over 1 GW. Nearly 80% of the country’s electricity is sourced from

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Manufacturing Supercapacitors from Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) have developed a method to manufacture nanoporous graphene for use in supercapacitors from atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). Graphene is a form of carbon that is

Cape Wind Finally Blows Out

If ever there were a case of winning all the battles and losing the war, it would be the saga of the long-delayed-and-now-probably-dead Cape Wind offshore wind project in Massachusetts. As I wrote last year

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DOE Wind Forecasting Grant Goes to Finnish Firm

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a $2.5 million contract to Finnish environmental and industrial data firm Vaisala to coordinate a study of methods to improve wind energy forecasting in complex

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Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology Update

Water is the lifeblood of a thermal power plant. As such, obtaining clean and pure makeup water and dealing with wastewater has been a requirement since the first steam generating unit went into operation. As

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Pennsylvania Moves to Tax Natural Gas Extraction

Pennsylvania seems poised to levy a severance tax on natural gas extraction after new Governor…

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Massachusetts Looks to Boost Natural Gas Infrastructure

The Massachusetts House of Representatives is considering a bill that would enact sweeping changes in…

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U.S. Will Seek to Cut Upstream Methane Emissions Up to 45% by 2025

The Obama administration announced on Jan. 14 that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will propose…

Using Fuel Cells for Distributed CHP in Gas Transmission

Moving natural gas through long-distance pipelines requires substantial energy, and much of that energy is…

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U.S. Gas Production Still at Record Highs Despite Collapse in Oil Market

The breathtaking collapse in crude oil prices this past fall, which has seen benchmark prices…

Dragline at the Rosebud Mine near Colstrip, Mont.

J.E. Corette Coal-Fired Power Plant to Be Retired

PPL Montana, a subsidiary of PPL Corp., announced on Feb. 10 that it will permanently…

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U.S. Electric Utility Toxic Releases Decrease 49% During the Past Decade

On Jan. 14, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report…

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AEP Looks to Sell Merchant Coal Fleet

According to a story first reported by Amanda Levin of TheStreet.com, American Electric Power Co.…

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Point Level Capacitance Switch for Fly Ash Hopper Measurement

If you’re the person tasked with controlling the level of fly ash in collection hoppers,…

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Advanced Coal-Fired Combined Heat and Power Plant Begins Operation in U.S.

Great River Energy’s (GRE’s) Spiritwood Station began commercial operation on Nov. 1. The plant—located about…


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