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Government Agencies Continue Partnership to Advance Hydropower Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Department of…

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UPDATED: DOE and Senators Separately Outline Steps to Manage U.S. Nuclear Waste

Adds Moniz's March 25 comments on the future of the nation's nuclear waste beyond Yucca…

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Industry in Turmoil: Coal Plants Shutting Down Around the World

Numerous announcements of plant closures during the past week are painting a grim picture for…

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Drought Continues to Challenge California Grid

The ongoing record drought in California has caused significant changes in the state’s power mix…

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Japanese Utilities to Retire Five Nuclear Reactors

Four Japanese utilities last week announced that they would retire five older reactors rather than…

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U.S., Netherlands Harness Waste Gases for Distributed Generation

Methane emissions are garnering increasing attention because of their potential impact on the climate. Though far less methane is released to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide, methane has 20 to 25 times the

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Save Power with Natural Cooling for Building Ventilation

With the final Clean Power Plan rule covering existing power plants scheduled for release this summer, and the amount of flexibility that has been afforded to the states to meet emissions targets, states have

FERC's Work on the Clean Power Plan

Cheryl A. LaFleur One of the most controversial issues facing the energy world today is how our electric sector will respond to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed Clean Power Plan

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Protecting Steam Cycle Components During Low-Load Operation of Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Plants

Originally, the modern combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) unit was developed to act as a largely baseload source of generation due to its high thermal efficiency and low initial capital cost. But as markets

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Power Shortages Challenge Eskom, Force Load Shedding in South Africa

The South African power system is severely constrained and will remain tight until at least the end of April, according to Eskom. The company generates approximately 95% of the electricity used in South Africa

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Siemens and GE Ink Big Orders with Egypt

The Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) in Sharm El-Sheikh resulted in some big agreements for…

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GE Tops 50% Engine Efficiency as Gas Engine Market Heats Up

GE Power & Water announced Mar. 5 that it had achieved 50.1% electrical efficiency with…

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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…

vedøre power plant in the sunset taken from Kalvebod brygge. Courtesy: Martini DK

Industry in Turmoil: Coal Plants Shutting Down Around the World

Numerous announcements of plant closures during the past week are painting a grim picture for…

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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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    Are fossil fuels finite, eventually doomed to run out as mankind exploits them? That’s the conventional wisdom, regardless of one’s…

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