GAS POWER Direct [July 14, 2015]

Gas Passes Coal as Top U.S. Power Source

King Coal has lost his crown—at least temporarily. Electricity generation data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) for April 2015 showed the U.S. generated 92.5 TWh from natural gas and…

The Need for Alternate PM2.5 Emission Factors for Gas-Fired Combustion Units

The Environmental Protection Agency’s emission factor resource, AP-42, is not your only option for developing particulate matter (PM) emission rates. Results of a prominent PM emissions measurement research program for…

Public Power "Big Dog" TVA Takes Fresh Approach to Resource Planning

At the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), generation transitions are nothing new. The nation’s largest public power system—with 34 GW of generating capacity, supplying retail distributors with nine million

The Clean and Dirty of Landfill Gas Power

Despite its apparent environmental benefits and strong government backing, generating power from landfill gas hasn’t gained traction for a variety of reasons in the U.S. Will the Clean Power Plan…

Nigeria Has Gas Capacity, Gas Supply, but Little Gas Power

Nigeria brought 1.5 GW of natural gas–fired generation from three brand new power plants online in May, adding much-needed capacity to the grid. But because the West African country that…

MISO Says Clean Power Plan Could Cut Its Coal Generation by Half

A new analysis from the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), the nation’s second-largest ISO, predicted that compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan (CPP) could slash coal’s…