GAS POWER Direct [Sept. 17, 2014]

Solar Gains But Gas Still King of New Utility-Scale Capacity, Says EIA

The U.S. added 1,146 MW of utility-scale solar generation in the first half of 2014—the most ever for a first- and second-quarter period—but natural gas continued to lead new additions,…

Reciprocating Engines Expand Roles

Once merely a staple of backup and distributed generation, reciprocating engines are now challenging other resources for utility-scale generation—in addition to carving out some new niches. Grant County is a…

Fracking Fissures: Will Politics Impede Production?

They call themselves “Fractivists.” Environmental and community activists fearful of relatively new natural gas and oil drilling technologies that have transformed the U.S. energy economy have launched a high-profile, highly…

Six States Sound Off on EPA’s Clean Power Rule

Regulators from six states shared starkly different views on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) proposed carbon rules for existing power plants at a House hearing on Tuesday. Some state-level officials…

PG&E Slapped with $1.4 Billion Fine for San Bruno Blast

Nearly four years to the day after eight people were killed in a natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, two judges of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) ruled…

The Northeast's Natural Gas Challenge

The experiences of the electric and gas markets in the Northeast this past winter highlighted better than any article, speech, or prediction the interesting and urgent challenges and opportunities arising…