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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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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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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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