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New U.S. Nuclear Plant, Watts Bar Unit 2 Is One Step Closer to Startup

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) inspectors reported that the Tennessee Valley Authority’s performance during a recent…

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Hawaiian Electric, NextEra Merger Faces MajorTroubles

NextEra Energy’s $4.3 billion bid to buy Hawaiian Electric Industries faces big, perhaps insurmountable, obstacles…

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Coal Ash Bill Clears U.S. House

The U.S. House of Representatives on July 23 passed by a 258–166 vote a coal…

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Expert: 90% of U.S. Population Could Die if a Pulse Event Hits the Power Grid

When a large electromagnetic pulse (EMP) or geomagnetic disturbance (GMD) event occurs—which, according to Sen.…

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Obama Administration Threatens Veto of House Coal Ash Bill

The Obama Administration on July 21 threatened to veto a coal ash bill that is…

Wind turbines and transmission lines in early morning haze, Boulder County, Colorado, July 2015. Courtesy: Gail Reitenbach

New Renewable Projects Face Old Safety Hazards

Many of the dangers existing at conventional power plants also threaten personnel in the wind…

1.	The Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP). During its most productive year, the dual-unit facility located in eastern Lithuania supplied more than 88% of the country’s total electricity demand. Courtesy: SE Ignalina NPP

Ignalina: Decommissioning Chernobyl’s Big Sister

This is a web supplement to “Riding Off into the Sunset: Nuclear Decontamination and Decommissioning…

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Wind Is Mainstream, and Other Insights from WINDPOWER 2015

Wind is no longer a niche alternative energy industry, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO…

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Solar and Storage Find Common Ground

Concentrating solar power has found a partner in thermal storage, but costs remain high. Solar…

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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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EPA Finds “No Widespread, Systematic Impacts” on Water Quality from Fracking, but Data Limited

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on June 4 released a draft assessment of the…

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Duke Announces Plan to Retire Asheville Coal Plant, Replace with CCPP

Duke Energy announced on May 19 that it will construct a new 650-MW natural gas–fired…

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Murkowski Introduces Array of Energy Bills

In the opening move of what is certain to be a long and contentious process,…

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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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Duke Proposes Full Excavation of 12 More Coal Ash Basins

With plans already approved for the closure of 12 of its coal ash basins, Duke…

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Duke Announces Plan to Retire Asheville Coal Plant, Replace with CCPP

Duke Energy announced on May 19 that it will construct a new 650-MW natural gas–fired…

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Lawmakers Work to Make PRB Coal Less Attractive in Illinois

A group of Illinois state lawmakers are proposing legislation to discourage the import of Powder…

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

EIA: Reports of Coal’s Death May Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Electricity generation from existing coal-fired power plants will increase from 2012 levels through 2025, according…


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Western Power Summit – 2nd Annual

Convene with senior-level executives and policy makers to address vital issues and explore a range of strategies related to challenges facing Western electric power markets. Issues to be addressed include long-haul transmission, emerging energy imbalance markets, California’s energy storage directive, and the water-energy nexus. Deepen your understanding of fast-moving market dynamics and interact with an…

Asian SBC Users’ Group Annual Conference – 5th Annual

This annual conference is the only event in Asia dedicated to the use of sub-bituminous coal, with a focus on coal-handling, boiler & combustion, and keeping power plants efficient, economic, and safe.  Discover best practices in the handling and burning of SBCs and network with hundreds of generating company industry professionals all in one place.…

ELECTRIC POWER 2016, Presented by POWER magazine – 18th Annual

As the official event of POWER magazine, the ELECTRIC POWER Conference + Exhibition is a platform for power generation companies to come together in one place to address current industry trends and the challenges confronting power plant professionals today.  It’s a chance to go beyond the pages of POWER and interact with key stakeholders.

LDC Gas Forums – 16th Annual Southeast Forum

Join 500+ leaders of the Natural Gas Industry for 3 days of unparalleled networking, insights, and deal-making. Hear the latest updates on the state of the market, connect with current and future clients, and expose your company to one of the largest natural gas industry gatherings in the Southeast.

LDC Gas Forums – 20th Annual Northeast Forum

600+ Natural Gas Industry buyers, sellers, analysts, and marketers will be gathering Boston this June to share insights, network, and conduct business. Join us as we work through the challenges 2015 is offering by attending the event where the Natural Gas Industry gathers!

LDC Gas Forums – 27th Annual Mid-continent Forum

Come to Chicago September 14-16 for one of the longest-standing conferences in the Natural Gas Industry. Hundreds of Natural Gas Industry leaders and pioneers will gather to network and do business, while hearing exclusive industry updates. Don’t miss it!

LDC Gas Forums – 11th Annual Rockies & West Forum

With over a decade of knowledge and experience in the Western markets, Los Angeles is the place to be this October 5-7! For discussions on everything from pipeline projects to supply analysis and networking opportunities unlike any other, you won’t want to miss this conference!

LDC Gas Forums – 8th Annual Canada Forum

Join us in Toronto November 9-11 for a conference centered on bringing the best networking and insights in the Natural Gas Industry. Hear from experts on the latest forecasts and newest projects.


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