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Energy Storage Faces the Future

The energy storage sector is taking off its training wheels. And while that may be…


Collusion Alleged Between EPA and NRDC

Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee released emails between top officials…

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Energy Efficiency Is Second-Largest Power Resource in Pacific Northwest

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NPCC) reports that energy efficiency is the second-largest power…


No Gas Crunch This Winter, Forecasts Say

With a warmer winter projected this year, according to recent forecasts from the National Oceanic…

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Global Nuclear Industry Optimistic

A mix of lucky timing and post-Fukushima recalibration appears to be responsible for a general…

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Before the polar vortex earlier this year, several severe cold weather events had presented comparable…

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A U.S. Power Industry Regulatory Update

The U.S. power sector has seen a number of developments on the regulatory front in…


Proper Lubrication Practices Improve Plant Operations

Although industrial lubricants typically account for only 1% of plant operational costs (Figure 1), the lack of proper lubrication products, techniques, or applications can have a much more severe effect on

Unbundled Renewable Energy Credits and the Benefits of Standardization

Unbundled Renewable Energy Credits and the Benefits of Standardization Unbundled renewable energy credits and certificates (RECs) separate the renewable, or green, component of energy from the actual

Prepare Your Renewable Plant for Cold Weather Operations

Last winter’s polar vortex was a reminder that, despite several years of mild winters, colder months can still pack a wallop. Decades of coal, gas, and nuclear plant operations have taught plant operators


Zero-Emission Gas Plant Project Closes Funding

North Carolina–based NET Power announced Oct. 15 that it had closed funding and major project…


No Gas Crunch This Winter, Forecasts Say

With a warmer winter projected this year, according to recent forecasts from the National Oceanic…


Rising Production Still Dictating North American Gas Markets, Experts Say

Booming natural gas production, mostly in the Northeast, will continue to confound traditional North American…

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FERC Approves Cove Point LNG Export Terminal Project

After more than a year of deliberation, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved Dominion’s…


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…


Gaining Control with Electraulic Actuators

Plant engineers at Eskom’s Majuba Power Station in South Africa have been continuously looking for…

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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…

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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%…


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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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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