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DOE Backs Projects to Produce Hydrogen from Coal, Biomass
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the agency has awarded $2 million to four research and development (R&D) projects aimed at advancing clean-hydrogen production technologies. The DOE's awards on…
More Blackout Fallout: New Texas PUC Chair Resigns
Arthur D'Andrea, the chair of the Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC), who took the post just two weeks ago, has resigned. D'Andrea was the only remaining PUC commissioner and is…
Texas PUC Outlines Review of Response to Power Disaster
The regulatory group that oversees Texas' deregulated power market has identified eight areas the agency will focus on as it continues to study the state's response to a mid-February storm…
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ERCOT Lists Generators Forced Offline During Texas Extreme Cold Event
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) in freshly revealed data on March 4 reported that the Texas grid suffered 1,796 generating or energy storage outages or derates as winter…
The POWER Interview: Zinc-Air Batteries Make Strides
Energy storage already is transforming power generation, and most industry analysts say the potential for storage is limited only by its technology. As batteries improve—and certainly as they become more…
Report Touts Huge Potential of Offshore Wind
Researchers who study the U.S. offshore wind industry have issued a new report that says the sector could potentially meet 90% of the nation's electricity demand by 2050. The key…
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EPA Finalizes Rule to Curb Cross-State Pollution
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an update and finalized a pollution rule that will require reductions in ozone emissions from power plants in 12 states this year.…
Solar Industry Adds Record Capacity in 2020 in Spite of Pandemic
The U.S. solar industry installed a record 19.2 GWdc of photovoltaic (PV) capacity in 2020, a 43% increase from 2019, according to a report released by the Solar Energy Industries…
Japan Plant Adding New Gas-Fired Units in Massive Project
JERA, Japan's largest power generation company, has submitted a scoping document to begin assessing the environmental impact of its plan to add two gas-fired units at the Chita Thermal Power…
Is It Safe to Invest in Mexican Energy Projects?
In late 2013, Mexico embarked on a path to transform its energy markets. Then-President Enrique Peña-Nieto oversaw constitutional reforms that ended state-run monopolies, and opened Mexico’s power market to competition…
Why Pump Energy Savings Should Matter to Utilities
Utilities have a two-fold relationship with energy efficiency. On one side, public and private utilities gain from finding efficiencies in energy usage to reduce costs in their own operations—just like…
All Fuels Are Important, but Thermal Power Generation Is Still Number 1
COMMENTARY Throughout my career—and also POWER magazine’s long history—thermal power generation has been the greatest source of dispatchable electricity generation. In my view, policymakers have run a very good and…
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