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Climate change


China Promotes Climate Goal, and Builds New Coal Plants

Chinese President Xi Jinping said he wants his country to "achieve carbon neutrality before 2060." It will not be an easy task for the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases…



Entergy Moves Heavily on Hydrogen for Gas Turbines, Nuclear

Entergy Corp., an integrated energy company with a 30-GW power generating fleet, took a bold step toward decarbonization on Sept. 23, announcing it would join forces with Mitsubishi Power to…


Exelon Makes Plans to Retire Byron and Dresden Nuclear Plants in 2021

In a stunning announcement, Exelon Generation, which operates the largest U.S. fleet of nuclear plants—21 reactors at 12 facilities in Illinois, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania—said it will retire the…


Keeping the Lights on in South Korea

South Korea has flourished over the past six decades, transforming its place on the world stage. However, progress has come at a price—far higher than average pollution generated from its…


Report: Decarbonization of World’s 50 Most Influential Power Companies Bleak

Two reports analyzing energy transitions toward low-carbon resources released this week offer mixed assessments of how the power industry is faring in efforts to tamp down carbon emissions.  The World Benchmarking…


A Protocol for Making Renewable Energy Sizing and Selection Decisions

Much has been written about renewable energy, but few stories have focused on the complexity of determining the optimal mix of solar and wind generation, and the kind and amount…