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Making the Case for Energy Storage Policy

Energy storage needs better energy storage policy. Speaking at the Energy Storage North America (ESNA)…


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…


Federal Court Stays WOTUS Rule

A federal court last week granted a motion barring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…


Entergy to Permanently Close Troubled Pilgrim Nuclear Plant

Entergy Corp. will permanently close its 680-MW Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth, Mass., by…

Calgary-based Carbon Engineering Ltd.'s direct-air carbon capture process. Courtesy: Carbon Engineering Ltd.

Carbon Engineering Launches Novel Carbon Capture Pilot Project in Canada

Alberta-based Carbon Engineering is inaugurating a pilot project today in Squamish, British Columbia, that will…

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Geothermal Energy: Is New Technology Resetting the Agenda?

After years of stressing the conventional virtues of geothermal power production—reliable, baseload renewable energy from…


TOP PLANTS: Ramagundam Super Thermal Power Station, Karimnagar, Telangana, India

Owner/operator: NTPC Ltd. One of NTPC’s first coal-fired facilities, the 2.6-GW Ramagundam plant, is aging…


TOP PLANTS: Ottumwa Generating Station, Ottumwa, Iowa

Owner/operator: Interstate Power & Light Co. (a subsidiary of Alliant Energy) and MidAmerican Energy Co.…


Power Industry Policy Flip-Flops

When I started working in the energy industry in 1999, I had a conversation one…


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…

1.	Big on gas. The Lagoon Creek Combustion Turbine Plant in west Tennessee is one of TVA’s nine combustion turbine facilities and one of four combined cycle sites. The colocated units have a joint capacity of 1,444 MW, making the site TVA’s largest gas-fired facility. Courtesy: TVA

Gas Passes Coal as Top U.S. Power Source

King Coal has lost his crown—at least temporarily. Electricity generation data from the Energy Information…

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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…


DOE Funds Coal Research and Carbon Storage Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) announced on August 17…

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McCarthy: Supreme Court Decision on MATS Won’t Affect the Clean Power Plan Rule

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy remains firm in her resolve to create a…

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