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Part of the Desert Sky Wind Farm off I-10 in Texas. Desert Sky Wind Farm is a 160.5 megawatt wind power station located near the far West Texas town. Source: Wikimedia Commons

ERCOT Braces for Regional Haze Rule, Earlier Coal Retirements 

A regional haze program final rule for Texas expected soon from the Environmental Protection Agency…

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15 Must-See Tweets from the 2015 Paris Climate Conference

The 21st annual Conference of Parties (COP21) to review the implementation of the United Nations…


UK Axes CCS Competition, Puts Two Big Carbon Capture Power Projects at Risk

The UK has canceled its flagship £1 billion ($1.5 billion) competition to help commercialize carbon…

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

Coal Under Fire as Paris Climate Summit Approaches

The news coming out of several countries in advance of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference…

Elmer Smith Power Plant in Kentucky

Costs of MATS Don’t Change Rule Justifications, EPA Says

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Nov. 20 issued a supplemental finding that consideration of…

2.	Coal, as required by federal policy. Coal fuels the 1,300-MW Seminole Generating Station in Putnam County, Fla., providing more than half of the cooperative’s power. The plant was built when the Power Plant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 banned all new oil- or gas-fired generating facilities. Courtesy: Seminole Electric Cooperative

Seminole Electric Cooperative Sees Big Challenges from Clean Power Plan

Florida’s Seminole Electric Cooperative faces what may be the most difficult generation transition in the…


The Potentials and Pitfalls of Battery Storage

Battery storage firms and energy storage experts at the Energy Storage North America (ESNA) conference in San Diego Oct. 13–15 were effusive in their praise of battery storage’s potential while


Sihwa Lake Tidal Power Plant, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

From space, the 12.7-kilometer (km) Sihwa Lake tidal barrage that houses a 400-meter (m)-long tidal power plant looks like a delicate strand stretched across one of many bays and inlets characterizing the


Germany: Utilities Must Shoulder Nuclear Phase-Out Costs

Germany’s nuclear power–producing companies will be able to shoulder the costs of the nuclear phase-out—including costs for decommissioning and the disposal of radioactive waste. That’s according to


Take These Five Steps Now to Ensure ELG Compliance at Your Power Plant

The first effluent limitation guidelines update since 1982 is game-changing for many U.S. power plants.


Propane Power Is Grabbing Growing Share of Gas-Fired Market

  As liquefied natural gas (LNG) continues to draw attention in the gas market, with…


Five Power Plants to Change Hands in Four Separate Deals

Within the space of less than a week, four deals have been announced that will…


U.S. Power Mix: Gas Replacing Coal Faster Than Expected

Coal has been the dominant source of electricity in the U.S. power mix for more…

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Texas Sets Record for Gas Power Burn, Still Barely Enough

The Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) on August 10 set a record for electricity…


Talen Energy Sinks Its Talons into Three Power Plants, 2.5 GW of Capacity

Talen Energy Corp. announced on July 20 that it has agreed to acquire MACH Gen…

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

Coal Under Fire as Paris Climate Summit Approaches

The news coming out of several countries in advance of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference…

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UK to Close All Coal-Fired Power Plants by 2025

In a major speech setting out the future direction of the UK’s energy policy, Energy…

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Xcel to Retire Two Units at Its Largest Coal-Fired Plant

Xcel Energy said on Oct. 2 that the company would accelerate its transition from coal…

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

Doubling of We Energies Coal Stockpile Approved, Extra Dust Mitigation Required

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued the final construction permit this week, allowing…

250-MW Cedar Bay Generating Plant in Jacksonville, Fla. Courtesy: NGET

FPL Gains Approval to Buy Coal-Fired Plant, Plans to Retire It

Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) has received approval from the Florida Public Service Commission…


GE’s Digital Power Plant – Improve Performance Across your Fleet

Register to attend this complimentary online webinar. Increasing energy demands, aggressive merchant competition, and a changing regulatory environment have caused power producers to comb the industry in search of technologies…

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