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In a Surprise Announcement, Colstrip Units 1 and 2 to Close by Year-End

Talen Montana—part-owner and operator of the Colstrip Steam Electric Station—announced that Units 1 and 2 at the coal-fired power plant will be retired by year-end, well ahead of a previously…

DOE’s Perry: Coal, Nuclear Must Be Saved

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said coal and nuclear power must be part of the nation’s “all of the above” energy strategy, but the Department of Energy (DOE) does not have…

New Jersey’s 100% Clean Energy Goal Imperils Gas Generation

Through a series of incentives and mandates, New Jersey is planning to produce 100% of its power from carbon-neutral sources, electrify its vehicle fleet and building sectors, and set mandatory…

How China Is Improving Coal Technology

In China, though specific achievements are hard to pinpoint owing in part to a dearth of public or internationally available information, coal technology developments appear to be advancing more rapidly…

Energy Insiders Say Tech, Collaboration Key to Utility Storm Prep

Hurricane season is underway and summer heat already has arrived in many areas, which again puts the spotlight on utilities, the power grid, and disaster response plans after a series…

Deloitte Survey: Businesses Back Sustainability, Decarbonization

Utilities need to adapt as businesses continue to focus on sustainability, looking for cleaner energy sources and viewing such measures as an opportunity to create value, according to a Deloitte…

GE Launches New Analytics Technologies to Boost Grid Efficiency 

General Electric (GE) has rolled out a new portfolio of predictive analytics that could allow utilities to use data from transmission and distribution networks to achieve better operational efficiency as…

Future May Not Be as Rosy as It Seems for Natural Gas [PODCAST]

The natural gas industry is doing quite well and the future looks bright to many observers. “We’re at a really great moment for the natural gas industry in the U.S.…