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Fukushima Mitigation Strategies: Is Progress Being Made at U.S. Nuclear Plants?

The chairman and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works…

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Japanese Court Blocks Nuclear Plant Restarts

A Japanese court has blocked plans to reopen two reactors that had been previously cleared…

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CAISO and PacifiCorp to Explore Adding Firm as Transmission Owner

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) and Portland, Ore.­–based utility PacifiCorp announced on April 14…

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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…

First Power-to-Gas Projects in U.S. Launched

Southern California Gas Co., the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and the National Fuel Cell…

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Understanding Electrical Fire Hazards at Electric Generating Stations

Minimizing the impact of electrical fires in power plants requires a combination of prevention, compartmentalization,…

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Are Simple Cycles or Combined Cycles Better for Renewable Power Integration?

It’s been called “filling the duck pond,” and it’s the increasingly common challenge worldwide of…

The "Dark Side" of Reliability Regulation

Reliability of the bulk power system may not be as sexy as news of “got-rich-quick”…

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Leveraging Generation Synergies with Hybrid Plants

Everyone loves efficiencies. Combining generation technologies can create a plant that’s more than the sum…

First Power-to-Gas Projects in U.S. Launched

Southern California Gas Co., the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and the National Fuel Cell…

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GE’s New HA Turbines Nearing Delivery

General Electric’s (GE’s) new flagship HA turbines, which will be the largest and most efficient…

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Siemens and GE Ink Big Orders with Egypt

The Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) in Sharm El-Sheikh resulted in some big agreements for…

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GE Tops 50% Engine Efficiency as Gas Engine Market Heats Up

GE Power & Water announced Mar. 5 that it had achieved 50.1% electrical efficiency with…

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Pennsylvania Moves to Tax Natural Gas Extraction

Pennsylvania seems poised to levy a severance tax on natural gas extraction after new Governor…

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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Industry in Turmoil: Coal Plants Shutting Down Around the World

Numerous announcements of plant closures during the past week are painting a grim picture for…

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J.E. Corette Coal-Fired Power Plant to Be Retired

PPL Montana, a subsidiary of PPL Corp., announced on Feb. 10 that it will permanently…

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U.S. Electric Utility Toxic Releases Decrease 49% During the Past Decade

On Jan. 14, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report…

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AEP Looks to Sell Merchant Coal Fleet

According to a story first reported by Amanda Levin of TheStreet.com, American Electric Power Co.…


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