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Distributed photovoltaic generation, Germany, July 2014. Courtesy: Bentham Paulos

Germany Reforms Renewable Energy Laws

A significant reform of Germany’s aggressive renewable energy laws passed its final hurdle on July…

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Flames Engulf Large UK Coal Power Plant

A blaze engulfing the coal-fired Ferrybridge C power station in the UK's West Yorkshire region…

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FERC Commissioners, Other Experts Testify on Carbon Rule Reliability and Financial Impacts

The past week saw a flurry of Congressional hearings probing how the Environmental Protection Agency's…

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Report: Nuclear Share of Global Energy Production Is Lowest Since 1984

According to a report released this week by Mycle Schneider Consulting—a Paris-based independent consultant—nuclear power’s…

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Another Big Solar Project Gets Under Way in California

The 135-MW Quinto Solar Project, a solar photovoltaic (PV) plant under construction in California’s Central…

Distributed photovoltaic generation, Germany, July 2014. Courtesy: Bentham Paulos

Germany Reforms Renewable Energy Laws

A significant reform of Germany’s aggressive renewable energy laws passed its final hurdle on July…

Rapid Cycling: The Human Factor

A combination of falling natural gas prices, greater integration of renewable generation, and advancing technology…

POWER Digest (August 2014)

S. Korea Extends Renewables Target Deadline. South Korea’s government on June 9 said it would push back the target for mandatory use of renewable energy by two years to ease requirements for the

EDF's EPR plant under construction at Flamanville Courtesy: EDF

France to Slash Reliance on Nuclear in New Draft Policy

France will cap its nuclear power capacity at the current 63.2 GW, forcing closures if new reactors come online, and instead boost renewable generation if a bill unveiled by its energy ministry in mid-June

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SDG&E and NRG Near Finish Line for Carlsbad Energy Center

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) on July 21 formally requested permission from the California…

Pa. Coal Plant Gets New Lease on Life with Gas Repowering

When GenOn Energy (now part of NRG Energy) announced in March 2012 that it would…

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Natural Gas Inventories Rebounding Strongly, Still Low

After bottoming out at 822 billion cubic feet (Bcf) the week ending Mar. 28—the lowest…

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Florida Power & Light Going to the Source to Feed its Gas Demand

Florida Power & Light (FPL), Florida’s largest utility, announced on June 25 that it was…

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Alstom Has Options After Siemens and MHI Offer

Siemens AG and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) announced on June 16 that they have…

The 2.3-GW coal-fired Navajo Generating Station located on the Navajo Indian Reservation near Page, Ariz. Source: Wolfgang Moroder/Wikimedia Commons

EPA Rule Will Result in Closure of 750-MW Coal-Fired Unit

In an effort to reduce air pollution from the Navajo Generating Station (NGS)—a coal-fired power…

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Construction Begins on World’s Largest Carbon Capture Retrofit

The Department of Energy (DOE), NRG Energy Inc., and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration…

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Wyoming Works to Advance Carbon Solutions to Keep Coal Viable

Gov. Matthew Mead is taking an active role in developing an integrated test center to…

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Coal Stockpiles Fall to Lowest Level Since 2006

On June 30, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) issued its “Quarterly Coal Report” covering…

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Conveyor Inspections: Could a Contractor Help You?

Conducting conveyor inspections and maintenance can pose significant risks to employees, as these activities bring…


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LDC Gas Forums - 19th Annual Northeast Forum

The Northeast Forum is the event where the Northeast Natural Gas Industry gathers for networking, insight, and doing real business! Join 600+ key industry players in Boston on June 16–18 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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