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Renewables' Share of U.S. Power Will Keep Upward Trajectory

Renewable energy's share of U.S. power generation continues to rise, and the percentage of electricity produced by burning natural gas and coal continues to fall, according to the latest "Short-Term…


Test Your Knowledge: Water & Steam Cycle Chemistry Monitoring

Water and steam are the lifeblood of a power plant, but contamination in a water system can lead to corrosion, scaling, and pitting on critical equipment including turbines, boilers, pipes,…


Portugal’s Last Coal Power Plant Shuts Down, Fourth Country in Europe to Stop Burning Coal

The 628-MW Pego power station was shut down on Nov. 20, 10 days ahead of schedule, marking the end of coal-fired power generation in Portugal. The country joins Belgium, Austria,…


Rebuilding a Power Plant in Eight Months

Power stations work under a contract to deliver energy to the grid, which is dependent on a consistent supply to ensure the local population and businesses can have a reliable…


Biomass Pellets Offer a Carbon-Neutral Alternative to Coal

An innovative European Union–funded Arbaflame project is aiming to produce 70,000 tonnes of biomass-based combustibles per year to enable clean power generation. The biomass pellets are made of wood and…