GAS POWER Direct [Jan. 18, 2017]

DOE's Quadrennial Review: 8 Trends That Are Shaping the U.S. Electric System

Beyond major reliability events that have prompted regional blackouts in the past, the U.S. grid faces “imminent danger from cyber attacks,” warns the second installation of the Obama administration’s Quadrennial…

Acquisitions Reset the Global Gas Turbine Market

A series of acquisitions among major suppliers in the gas turbine market over the past couple of years has changed much of the global landscape for gas-fired power. Several long-standing…

U.S. LNG Exports Surge in 2016—But Not Where They Were Expected [Updated]

The U.S. took a big step toward becoming a major exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2016 as Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass export terminal in Louisiana came online early…

Renewables Again Lead Capacity Additions in 2016 as Coal Production Continues to Fall

For the third straight year, renewable generation accounted for the majority of new utility-scale capacity additions in the U.S. during 2016, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on January 10.…

Experts: If Clean Power Plan Perishes, GHG Regulation Almost Certain Under NAAQS Program

If the Clean Power Plan is scrapped or weakened, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may be forced to regulate greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted by existing power plant with wider repercussions…

New England's Controversial Pipeline Proposal Suffers Severe Setbacks

Just a few months ago, New England’s biggest and most controversial pipeline proposal, Algonquin Gas Transmission’s Access Northeast project (see “Securing Pipeline Infrastructure for Gas-Fired Generation in New England” in…