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

CPUC Opens Rulemaking for Distributed Energy Integration

Regulators in California last week initiated rulemaking to push the state's three investor-owned utilities to…

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Dynegy Acquiring 12.3 GW of Generation from Duke and ECP

Dynegy Inc.—the Houston-based power company with operations in the Midwestern, Northeastern, and Western U.S.—has signed…

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NRC Computers Were Hacked Repeatedly, Report Says

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) employees fell victim to email “phishing” attempts three times in…

8/19/2014: Boom deployed next to Duke Energy’s W.C. Beckjord facility. Source: EPA

UPDATED: Duke Energy Deals with New Spill in Ohio River

Duke Energy is scrambling to contain another major river spill—this time, of about 5,000 gallons…

Aerial picture of Horns rev wind farm in Denmark (Jan. 2010) Courtesy: Vattenfall

Court Orders BPU to Reconsider Atlantic City Wind Farm Rejection

A New Jersey court has ordered the state's Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to reconsider…

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…


THE BIG PICTURE: GHG Pegboard (Infographic)

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Bright Future for Energy Storage

California has set an ambitious target of connecting 1.3 GW of energy storage to the grid by 2020. In October 2013, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) mandated that 200 MW of this goal come in


Intelligent Monitoring of Distribution and Emergency Power Systems Improves Availability

Problematic power plant systems diminish availability and directly affect plant productivity and efficiency. In order to maintain availability, electrical testing and maintenance services are imperative. Two


Fuel Cells Starting to Make an Impact at Grid Scale

Long viewed as a potential “next big thing” for power generation—often drawing unwarranted hyperbole in…

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EPA May Be Trying to Slow LNG Export Drive

With three recent requests to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Environmental Protection Agency…

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

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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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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Poor Rail Service Causing “Coal Supply Crisis”

Ongoing service issues with BNSF Railway Co. have resulted in a “coal supply crisis” for…

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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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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