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15 Must-See Tweets from the 2015 Paris Climate Conference

The 21st annual Conference of Parties (COP21) to review the implementation of the United Nations…


UK Axes CCS Competition, Puts Two Big Carbon Capture Power Projects at Risk

The UK has canceled its flagship £1 billion ($1.5 billion) competition to help commercialize carbon…

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Coal Under Fire as Paris Climate Summit Approaches

The news coming out of several countries in advance of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference…

Elmer Smith Power Plant in Kentucky

Costs of MATS Don’t Change Rule Justifications, EPA Says

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Nov. 20 issued a supplemental finding that consideration of…

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Duke Energy Adds More Battery-Based Energy Storage Capacity

Duke Energy announced the completion of a 2-MW battery-based energy storage system that has been…

2.	Coal, as required by federal policy. Coal fuels the 1,300-MW Seminole Generating Station in Putnam County, Fla., providing more than half of the cooperative’s power. The plant was built when the Power Plant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 banned all new oil- or gas-fired generating facilities. Courtesy: Seminole Electric Cooperative

Seminole Electric Cooperative Sees Big Challenges from Clean Power Plan

Florida’s Seminole Electric Cooperative faces what may be the most difficult generation transition in the…

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Desert Sunlight Solar Farm, Desert Center, California

Just how fast are things moving in solar? When we received the nomination for the massive Desert Sunlight Solar Farm in late April, the 550-MW facility was the largest solar power plant in the world, sharing


Ethiopia Begins Generating Power from 1.87-GW Gibe III Hydro Plant

Ethiopia’s generation capacity got an immense boost as operations began at the 1.87-GW Gibe III hydroelectric power plant in the middle reach of the Omo River basin this October. The plant—Ethiopia’s


Olkaria Geothermal Expansion Project, Rift Valley Province, Kenya

The Great Rift Valley is a massive continental fault system that runs 6,000 kilometers (km) from Mozambique to Jordan. In Kenya, the East African nation that is neatly halved by the equator, the Rift Valley is


The Potentials and Pitfalls of Battery Storage

Battery storage firms and energy storage experts at the Energy Storage North America (ESNA) conference in San Diego Oct. 13–15 were effusive in their praise of battery storage’s potential while


Propane Power Is Grabbing Growing Share of Gas-Fired Market

  As liquefied natural gas (LNG) continues to draw attention in the gas market, with…


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…

vedøre power plant in the sunset taken from Kalvebod brygge. Courtesy: Martini DK

Coal Under Fire as Paris Climate Summit Approaches

The news coming out of several countries in advance of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference…

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UK to Close All Coal-Fired Power Plants by 2025

In a major speech setting out the future direction of the UK’s energy policy, Energy…

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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…


GE’s Digital Power Plant – Improve Performance Across your Fleet

Register to attend this complimentary online webinar. Increasing energy demands, aggressive merchant competition, and a changing regulatory environment have caused power producers to comb the industry in search of technologies…

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