POWERnews [Nov. 5, 2015]

SaskPower Admits to Problems at First “Full-Scale” Carbon Capture Project at Boundary Dam Plant

Once again, a first-of-a-kind technology at a coal-fired power plant that is designed to reduce its greenhouse gas footprint has run into design, operational, and cost problems. This time, it’s…

Entergy Announces Closure of FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant

Entergy Corp. said on Nov. 2 that it would retire the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba, N.Y., at the end of its current fuel cycle due to…

GE's Acquisition of Alstom's Power and Grid Business Is Official

Following regulatory approval of a $10.6 billion transaction in over 20 countries and regions, GE's acquisition of Alstom's energy activities is now complete. GE and Alstom sealed the deal first…

Acquisition of GE, Alstom Technology to Give Ansaldo Energia Major Market Boost

Italian energy giant Ansaldo Energia says its acquisition of Alstom's GT 26 and GT36 gas turbine assets and technology, as required by European regulators, will allow the company to increase…

House Energy Subcommittee Resolves to Bar EPA Carbon Rules

A subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee has passed two resolutions under a rarely invoked law to render the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) newly finalized carbon rules for…