GAS POWER Direct [February 18, 2014]

Supply Constraints Plague Winter Gas Power Markets—Again

Gas market regulators and observers have been warning for several years that the rapid shift toward reliance on natural gas was creating a risk of shortages in the event of…

3D Metal Printing Turbine Replacement Parts Could Cut Repair Times by 90%

3D metal printing is still an experimental process in nearly all industries, used primarily for prototypes and test products. But if Siemens and GE have their way, it will soon…

Without San Onofre, Drought-Stricken Calif. Is Crippled by Natural Gas Shortage

A natural gas shortage triggered by extreme cold weather in much of the U.S. and Canada has affected supplies to power plants in drought-stricken California and forced the California Independent…

European Parliament Backs Binding Targets for Climate, Energy, Shuns Commission's Proposal

Legally binding targets to slash the European Union's (EU) carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 40%, increase the bloc's renewables' share to 30%, and improve energy efficiency by 40%—all by 2030—were…

Texas and the Capacity Market Debate

On Feb. 2, 2011, a winter storm gripped the Lone Star State, bringing freezing temperatures and heavy ice loads onto the state’s electric infrastructure. Texas experienced a series of unexpected rolling

Obama in SOTU: “All-of-the-Above” Energy Strategy Is Working

President Obama spoke briefly about energy in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, though he declared at the outset: “The all-of-the-above energy strategy I announced a few…