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North Anna Generating Station, Dominion. Source: Commons

Damaged Nuclear Fuel Rods Found in North Anna Reactor

Dominion Virginia Power found two damaged nuclear fuel rods in Unit 2 of its North…

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New Carbon Targets, Other Measures Proclaimed at UN Climate Summit

Several countries and companies at the United Nations (UN) Climate Summit 2014 in New York…

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Senators Call on Obama to Oppose Canadian Nuclear Waste Repository

The U.S. should ensure that Canada does not build a permanent nuclear waste repository in…

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Coal Ash Continues to Challenge Duke Energy

On Sept. 23, Duke Energy told the Public Service Commission of South Carolina that it…

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

Nation’s First Coal Ash Law Takes Effect in North Carolina

Though unsigned by its governor, North Carolina has enacted the nation's first comprehensive coal ash…

Possum Point power plant. Courtesy: Dominion

Environmental Groups to Sue Dominion for Alleged Virginia Coal Ash Leaks

Five coal ash ponds at a Dominion power plant in Virginia have discharged coal ash…

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How to Use “Honeypots” to Overcome Cybersecurity Shortcomings

Cybersecurity threats facing the power industry have escalated dramatically in the past few years, as…

President Obama participates in a family photo with African leaders. (Aug. 4-5, 2014)

10 Energy Takeaways from the U.S.-Africa Summit

The Aug. 4–6 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit shed light on the power plights faced by sub-Saharan…

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CPV Sentinel Energy Project, Desert Hot Springs, California

Awash in a sea of wind turbines, California’s Coachella Valley needed reliable peaking generation to…

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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…

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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…

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%…

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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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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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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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