Power Points

Russell Ray
Managing Editor

The Power Points blog, written by Russell Ray, managing editor of Power Engineering, covers all forms of power generation, including coal, gas, nuclear and renewable. It examines a wide range of issues and advancements in pricing, policy and technology. You can follow Russell on Twitter @RussellRay1.

Natural Gas: The Preferred Choice

There is no global market for natural gas. That’s why the gap between natural gas prices in Europe and North America is so wide. Unlike oil, the price of natural gas is based on regional market conditions because large sup...

Another Setback for Coal

Environmental groups claimed victory last month after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rolled back decades-old policy that offered reasonable protections to power producers charged with providing homes and business...

Energy Storage: Poised for Growth

Storing electricity on a large scale has long been pursued by electric utilities in hopes of using the power to cover periods of peak demand. The ability to store large amounts of power would help power producers fill the ...

The Clean Power Plan, FutureGen, EPA and Jumbo Shrimp

The Obama administration’s policy on coal is like “jumbo shrimp.” It’s full of irony and contradictions. The administration’s dichotomous worldview reached a new level last month, when it pulled the plug on FutureGen 2.0, ...

Nuclear Matters

Sharryn Dotson, associate editor of Nuclear Power International magazine, is the author of the Nuclear Matters blog. She has a B.A. in journalism from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. and previously was the Online Editor for Power Engineering. Follow Sharryn on Twitter @Sharryn_Dotson.

The world's common goal in the nuclear industry

I attended the American Nuclear Society (ANS)'s annual meeting in San Antonio earlier this month, and got to listen in on many topics, from waste management and decommissioning to new builds around the world, and how the i...

ATOMEXPO 2015 shows nuclear industry's global collaboration

Rosatom recently concluded its seventh ATOMEXPO 2015 international forum in the beautiful Gostiny Dvor Exhibition Center in Moscow. It was a great time experiencing the culture and history of Moscow, but it was also great ...

Projects of the Year/Woman of the Year nominations now open!

I realize this blog is called Nuclear Matters, but today, I am about all power generation sources, specifically when it comes to promoting our Projects of the Year and Woman of the Year awards. The annual Projects of the Y...
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