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China Grappling with Another Crippling Power Crunch 

China’s tightening coal supplies, more stringent energy intensity and environmental restrictions, and soaring industrial power demand have triggered another widespread power crisis. Blackouts and brownouts have reportedly afflicted numerous provincial…


Entergy: Hurricane Ida Took Out Eight Critical High-Voltage Transmission Lines

Moving quickly after devastating winds from Hurricane Ida on Aug. 29 took out eight critical high-voltage lines and blacked out New Orleans, Jefferson, and two other Louisiana parishes, Entergy hashed…


Yes, Texas’ Deregulated Electricity Market Has Problems, but It Can (and Should) Be Fixed
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The severe winter storm that knocked out Texas’ electricity grid in February, plunging millions of people into a cold, dark ordeal, has led to a number of takes about what…


California’s Cautionary Tale Against the Green New Deal
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California needs more reliable electricity. The ongoing rolling blackouts in the Golden State will likely become more frequent unless its elected leaders change their foolish energy policies. More importantly, California’s…


A Brief History of GE Gas Turbines

July marks two important milestones that set gas-fired generation on its course to becoming a dominant form of power generation: commercial operation of the world’s first industrial gas turbine in…