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Avoiding Performance Monitoring Pitfalls


The U.S. Energy Information Administration's Annual Energy Outlook 2014 early release projects a 17 percent increase in natural gas-fired power generation from 2012 levels by 2020.

Energy Department seeks methane hydrate proposals


The U.S. Department of Energy is soliciting for another round of research into methane hydrates, the potentially huge energy source of "frozen gas" that could step in for shortages of other fossil fuels.

FPL completes 1,250 MW combined cycle, natural gas facility


Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has completed its 1,250-MW Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center.

President requests more than $1bn for EPA to address climate change


The Obama Administration proposed a fiscal year 2015 budget of $7.89 billion for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including more than $1 billion to address climate change and carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

Rising natural gas prices to increase use of coal, renewables in 2014


U.S. coal use is expected to increase 4.1 percent in 2014 as natural gas prices continue to climb, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)’s Short Term Energy Outlook.

LA utility to upgrade Scattergood Generating Station


The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is upgrading its Scattergood Generating Station by phasing out its 460-MW Unit 3 conventional steam boiler and replacing it will cleaner power using GE (NYSE: GE) technology.

Cap-and-trade program lowers CO2 emissions cap


Texas, EPA reach agreement on emissions plan


Texas and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached an agreement on a clean air plan that has been a part of court battles since 2010.

Nebraska AG to challenge EPA’s NSPS


Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning announced the state will be filing suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to challenge the agency’s New Source Performance Standards, which limit carbon emissions on new power plants.

McCarthy: EPA to “carefully consider” comments on NSPS


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy addressed the New Source Performance Standards Thursday, saying the agency would “carefully consider” input on the proposed rule.

Southern Co. completes smart grid development efforts


Southern Co. announced Monday it has completed smart grid development efforts associated with a $165 million Smart Grid Investment Grant awarded to the company by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2009.

Critics blast EPA proposal to curb GHG emission from new power plants


Four months after U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy released a revised proposal to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants, the agency published the proposed rule in the Federal Register Wednesday.

RGS, BlueWave Capital to deploy multiple solar projects in Massachusetts


RGS Energy, the commercial and utility division of Real Goods Solar Inc., and BlueWave Capital, one of the leading developers of solar energy projects in Massachusetts, are to deploy four new solar farms in Massachusetts.

Black & Veatch to install emission control technology in Missouri


Black & Veatch has been chosen to lead a $35 million incinerator air emissions upgrade program through the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD).

Report: Outlook for US public power utilities in 2014


The U.S. public power utilities outlook is expected to remain stable in 2014, according to a new report from Moody’s.

EPA to hold public listening sessions on reducing CO2 from existing plants


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be holding 11 public listening sessions regarding the best approaches to reducing carbon pollution from existing power plants under the Clean Air Act.

Global thermal power market expected to grow, report says


A recent report from GlobalData says that efficient fossil fuel technologies will help push the ongoing growth of the global thermal power market.

Siemens reaches additional natural gas-fired turbine emissions reductions


Siemens has demonstrated additional reductions in NOx emissions from s SGT6-5000F gas turbine platform while firing fuel oil.

ION receives $15mn from DOE for CO2 capture project


The Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy will be providing $15 million to support ION Engineering’s 1-MW equivalent carbon dioxide capture pilot project, ION announced Wednesday.

Emissions control technology achieves 90% CO2 capture rate


Eco Power Solutions says its patented CO2 capture technology achieved emissions removal rates of 90 percent at its Technology Center in Louisville, Ky. using its AP-AQCS Reactor Module.