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EPA Reinterprets ‘Ambient Air,’ Further Tweaks New Source Review 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a change to a long-standing policy interpreting “ambient…

Report Says Global CO2 Emissions From Coal Down This Year

Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal-fired power plants and industrial facilities fell in…

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Is Carbon Pricing the Key to a Clean Energy Future? [PODCAST]

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) has proposed incorporating the social cost of carbon…

China Starts Up First Nuclear Cogeneration Project—at AP1000 Plant

China has started up its first commercial nuclear cogeneration system, using two newly operational AP1000…

Brouillette Takes Over as Energy Secretary

The U.S. Senate on Dec. 2 confirmed Dan Brouillette as the new Secretary of Energy,…

THE BIG PICTURE: The Need for Power Flexibility

In its November 2019–issued World Energy Outlook, the International Energy Agency (IEA) suggests that if…

Worm Gear Technology Helps CSP Plant Stay Locked on Target

Solar power generation continues to increase, with forecasts from BloombergNEF (BNEF) calling for global solar generation to make up 22% of the world’s electricity by 2050, up from about 2% today. BNEF has

Equipment Showcase: Tools and Safety Products

The safety of workers and equipment is an important consideration for power generation facilities, just as it is for other worksites. Power plants feature multiple pieces of complex machinery that can present

Unlocking Value at the Grid-Edge: Extending the Reach of the Utility Control Room

Just 10 years ago, the magnitude of behind-the-meter distributed energy resources (DERs) at the edge of the grid was not materially significant. All that has changed, and we’re now at an inflection point: by

Culture Is Key to Optimizing Plant Efficiency

The power industry faces many challenges, which require a dedicated workforce to overcome. How can a company get everyone pulling in the same direction? It starts with a strong culture. The electric utility

AES Commits to Build 2.2-GW CCGT Plant in Vietnam

AES Corp. on Nov. 8 signed a memorandum of understanding with the Vietnamese government to…

Ansaldo, Equinor Partner to Validate 100% Hydrogen Gas Turbine

Italian turbine maker Ansaldo Energia and carbon capture specialist Equinor are collaborating on the validation…

GE Unveils New H-Class Gas Turbine—and Already Has a First Order

GE on Oct. 1 unveiled the 7HA.03, the newest model in its 2014-launched high efficiency…

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Next-Generation HRSGs Start Fast and Reduce Emissions

Today’s heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) are suffering reliability problems, mainly because they’re being operated…

A Brief History of GE Gas Turbines

July marks two important milestones that set gas-fired generation on its course to becoming a…

City Backs Deal for CCS Technology to Save New Mexico Coal Plant

The Farmington, New Mexico, city council on Aug. 15 unanimously approved a deal to transfer…

Navajo Nation Ends Bid to Acquire 2.3-GW Coal Plant

After a Navajo tribal council on March 21 voted 11–9 to block acquisition of the…

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What Is Coal’s Future? [PODCAST]

The Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs—a bipartisan think tank—will host the “Jackson Hole Global…

Coal Silo Failures Reveal the Need for NDE Inspection

In July 2016, a coal silo collapsed at an Indiana power plant. The root cause…

AEP Will Close Ohio Coal Plant Early

American Electric Power (AEP) this week confirmed it will close its coal-fired Conesville Power Plant…



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