GAS POWER Direct [October 12, 2015]

U.S. Power Mix: Gas Replacing Coal Faster Than Expected

Coal has been the dominant source of electricity in the U.S. power mix for more than a century, but that may be coming to an end sooner than expected. For…

EPA Issues Final NAAQS Ozone Rule at 70 ppb [UPDATED]

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Oct. 1 released the final version of new National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone, cutting the current limit of 75 ppb to…

Gas-Fired DG Showdown: Microturbines, Fuel Cells, or Reciprocating Engines?

If you’re looking to generate distributed power with gas, your options are broader than ever, with a range of efficient, clean-burning technologies to chose from. Knowing which option is the…

Kuwait to Inject $9.9B into Power Sector to Alleviate Electricity Shortages

Kuwait’s government in August approved the construction of several power plants and desalination facilities to boost its capacity by 3,580 MW. Like its oil- and gas-rich neighbors in the Gulf…

EPA Finalizes Steam Electric Power Plant Effluent Guidelines

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized revisions to technology-based effluent limitations guidelines and standards, setting the first federal limits on the levels of toxic metals in wastewater discharges from…

Duke Energy Settles with Groups Over Edwardsport Operating Costs

Duke Energy Indiana reached a settlement agreement with some of the state’s key consumer groups related to operating costs at its Edwardsport integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) coal power plant.…