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Climate Science Hearing Devolves into “Food Fight”

In a somewhat combative hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Science, Space, and Technology…

Nuclear power plant. (Ohi, Japan)
Photo Credit: Kansai Electric Power Co.

Japanese High Court Lifts Injunction, Allowing Takahama Nuclear Reactors to Restart

A Japanese high court has lifted an injunction barring operation of the Takahama nuclear power…


Trump Signs Energy Independence Executive Order

Surrounded by coal miners, industry leaders, the secretaries of Energy and the Interior, the Environmental…


Platform Collapse Kills Nine at Chinese Power Plant

Nine workers were killed and two others were injured when a platform collapsed at a…

Artwork by Sonal Patel/POWER

PJM Market Monitor Backs Lawsuit Against Illinois Nuclear Subsidies

PJM Interconnection's independent market monitor is joining the pushback—spearheaded by a trade group and several…

6.	Load explorer. Using site-specific weather information, renewable forecasts, and historical and real-time usage data, Stem’s PowerScope software helps businesses predict when their electric use will peak. It then responds to spikes in electricity demand by drawing on stored power to reduce peaks in customer use without requiring operational changes. The software is part of a pilot project recently tested in Hawaii. Courtesy: Stem Inc.

HECO Tests Virtual Power Plant in Hawaii

The Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO) and technology service company Stem Inc. have successfully tested nearly…


Duck Hunting at the California Independent System Operator

California’s excess of solar power challenges the statewide independent system operator’s ability to balance its system without curtailing low-carbon supplies and ramping up natural gas generation. It’s

3.	Graphic results. The condenser tubesheet map shown here is color coded with eddy current testing results. Courtesy: Conco Services Corp.

Eddy Current Tube Inspections Efficiently Find Defects

Eddy current testing is a well-established method of nondestructive testing that is used to examine…

Progress on GHG Emissions Reduction in Canada's Electricity Sector

Reducing emissions from the electricity sector continues as a primary transformational goal of government policy-makers,…

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Energy Industries Look Forward to Regulatory Relief under Trump

Heads of some of the nation’s energy trade groups are looking forward to a rollback…

Delta Energy Center, Pittsburg, Calif., Courtesy: Calpine Corp.

Explosion and Fire Forces Gas-Fueled Combined Cycle Power Plant Offline

An explosion and fire at the Delta Energy Center—an 835-MW combined cycle power plant located…


Southern California Braces for Possible Natural Gas Constraints

Though Southern California weathered last summer without major natural gas supply constraints that were feared…


FirstEnergy Unloading Five Plants in Virginia and Pennsylvania

As part of its ongoing drive to exit competitive power markets, FirstEnergy Corp. said on…

GP Feb 2013 Editorial splash

U.S. LNG Exports Surge in 2016—But Not Where They Were Expected [Updated]

The U.S. took a big step toward becoming a major exporter of liquefied natural gas…


Platform Collapse Kills Nine at Chinese Power Plant

Nine workers were killed and two others were injured when a platform collapsed at a…

Flower growing in a pile of bituminous Kentucky coal. Courtesy: Una Nowling

Holcomb Station Coal Plant Expansion Clears Legal Hurdle

A long-planned expansion of Sunflower Electric Power Corp.’s Holcomb Station is a little closer to…


Tube Leaks Cause Latest Delay to Kemper Project

The Kemper County Energy Facility will not reach full operation by its latest mid-March deadline,…

1. Petra Nova. Sixteen-foot diameter ductwork takes flue gas from the coal plant to the carbon caption facility where the CO2 is removed from the flue gas by the amine solution in the tall absorption tower and then separated from the amine as 99.9% pure CO2 in the smaller regenerator tower to the right before being compressed and delivered to the oil field. Courtesy: Business Wire

Coal Industry Urges Trump to Continue Funding Fossil Energy Research

If President Donald Trump truly wants to revitalize the coal industry, he should continue to…

Source: Mohri UN-CECAR

DOE Selects Seven Projects for CO2 Utilization Funding

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Fossil Energy has awarded a total of…


POWER PLANT SECURITY IN 2017: Giving Insiders Access - Make Sure Front and Back Doors are Locked

Register to attend this complimentary online webinar. March 30 at 11 a.m. EDT There’s no question the security of power plants is a major issue for toady’s plant owners and…

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Western Power Summit – 4th Annual10/23/2017

This three-day conference provides platform for corporate executives to have an open dialogue about the pressing issues and unique challenges that western electric power markets face. Experience panels and keynotes addressing these key challenges: energy efficiency, energy… Register



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