POWERnews [Nov. 14, 2013]

IEA Forecasts Global Renewables Expansion, Dismal Outlook for CCS

By 2035, renewables will hold a 30% share of the global power mix but just 1% of the world's fossil fuel–fired power plants will be equipped with carbon capture and storage…

Conference Presenters: World Shale Gas Growth Is Aloft on Uncertain Dynamics

Presenters provided several perspectives on the emerging shale gas sector in North America and around the world at the World Shale Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition in Houston, Texas,…

Peers Agree: Taiwanese Nuclear Plants Pass Stress Tests

The European Commission announced last week that safety standards applied in Taiwanese nuclear power plants are generally high and comply with international state-of-the-art practices. The peer review—performed by the European…

Nine States Contest EPA’s Authority for CSAPR in Supreme Court Brief

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exceeded its authority under the federal Clean Air Act when it promulgated the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) in 2011, nine states argue in a…

International Forum Drafts Communiqué to Accelerate CCS Deployment

A communiqué drafted by participants from 22 coal-heavy countries at the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) that was held in Washington D.C. last week affirms that carbon capture and storage…

Utech Takes Over as the President’s Top Energy and Climate Change Advisor

Dan Utech has replaced Heather Zichal as Director for Energy and Climate Change at the White House Domestic Policy Council. Zichal filled the role for more than five years and…

Google and KKR Invest in Six More Solar Projects

Google and investment firm KKR announced on Nov. 14 that they are investing in six solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities in California and Arizona that are currently under development by San Francisco–based…