GAS POWER Direct [Nov. 16, 2016]

New England’s Drive to Boost Gas Supplies Hits Roadblock

For several years, states in the northeastern U.S. have been in the midst of a major shift away from coal and nuclear power toward natural gas. As aging coal plants…

FirstEnergy Wants Out of Competitive Power Markets

FirstEnergy Corp.—one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric utilities, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York—has made the strategic decision to exit the competitive…

Election Roundup: What Trump's Win Means for Energy and Environment

Donald Trump’s stunning victory in the U.S. presidential election portends enormous changes in U.S. energy and environmental policy, and a nearly complete turnover of the men and women who will administer that policy for the next four years.

Two Deals Shake Up Northeastern Power Landscape

TransCanada—a leading North American energy company—has struck deals to sell its U.S. Northeast Power business. LS Power will acquire three principally natural gas–fired power plants and a wind farm from…

Europe Gets First MW-Scale Industrial Fuel Cell Power Plant

Europe’s first megawatt-size fuel cell went online in September. The 1.4-MW power plant put online by E.ON and FuelCell Energy Solutions in Mannheim, Germany, will provide power over the next…

Plant Barry to Pilot Fuel Cell Carbon Capture from Coal and Gas Generation

FuelCell Energy and ExxonMobil will test a novel fuel cell carbon capture technology at a Southern Co. 2.7-GW coal- and gas-fired power plant in Alabama, the companies said on October…