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APPA chief calls EPA CO2 plan ‘simply unworkable’

02/23/2015

American Public Power Association (APPA) President and CEO Susan Kelly told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Feb. 19 that reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) is important but the current proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as currently drafted is not ready for prime time.

Siemens commissions new gas turbine burner test center

02/23/2015

Siemens (NYSE: SI) has commissioned its Clean Energy Center, a new burner test center for gas turbines near Berlin, at its gas turbine manufacturing plant.

Consumers Energy says it will have needed capacity in Michigan's Lower Peninsula

02/19/2015

Consumers Energy assured its customers on Feb. 17 that it has the electric power they need, despite an electric supply shortfall forecast by a federal reliability organization for Michigan's Lower Peninsula in 2016.

FERC chair says EPA CO2 plan will affect infrastructure planning

01/28/2015

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan will have a big impact on infrastructure planning Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Cheryl LaFleur told a Washington, D.C. gathering at the National Press Club on Jan. 27.

State of energy generation is strong, trade group officials say

01/22/2015

The day after President Obama delivered his State of the Union address, leaders of various energy industry sectors gathered in Washington, D.C. to say that the state of energy production is strong.

Republicans: Obama missed the mark on energy issues during State of the Union

01/21/2015

On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union, and the first with Republicans controlling both houses of Congress.

Report looks at issues vexing gas, electric interaction

01/21/2015

Power generators and the businesses that provide them natural gas are still figuring each other out, and a new white paper concludes that if differences between the two sectors aren't harmonized problems could arise.

Gov. Matt Mead: I will wage fight for Wyoming coal

01/15/2015

Gov. Matt Mead is pledging to keep fighting "with bulldog determination" for the future of Wyoming coal.

US aims to cut methane emissions by nearly half

01/14/2015

The Obama administration is putting the energy industry on notice that it intends to curb methane emissions by nearly half through regulations affecting oil and gas production.

Inslee pushes for cap-and-trade proposal

01/14/2015

Gov. Jay Inslee says the state has a "moral obligation" to address carbon pollution.

Mergers, EPA carbon plan generated much attention during 2014

01/06/2015

Mergers, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan, cheap natural gas and the polar vortex were among the most noteworthy generation stories of 2014.

Avenal Energy Center gets nine months to re-look at 600-MW project

01/05/2015

The California Energy Commission on Dec. 30 agreed to a nine-month delay, until September of this year, on a construction start for the 600-MW Avenal Energy Center project.

Entergy adds new gas-fired power plant in Louisiana

01/02/2015

For the first time in nearly 30 years, Entergy Louisiana (NYSE: ETR) added a new 560-MW power plant to its fleet with the completion of the Ninemile 6 combined-cycle gas turbine unit in Westwego.

Washington carbon emissions drops slightly in 2011

01/02/2015

A new state report shows the state's greenhouse gas emissions dropped by about 4.6 percent between 2010 and 2011.

Rockwood nears permit for up to 915-MW power plant in Texas

12/22/2014

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Dec. 18 issued notice of a planned approval of air permitting for a gas-fired power project of Rockwood Energy Center LLC.

EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage

12/19/2014

Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material.

Check out these highlights during Power Generation Week

12/18/2014

More than 22,000 industry professionals from around the world gathered in Orlando for Power Generation Week, where innovative and cost-effective solutions for maintaining, operating and building new power generation were shared. More than 1,400 exhibiting companies from every sector of the industry showcased their products and services on the exhibit floor.

Washington governor proposes cap on carbon pollution

12/18/2014

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state's largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release.

Moody’s sees stable 2015 for public power sector

12/18/2014

Despite anxiety over the financial impact of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plant to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, Moody's Investors Service is upbeat about the outlook for public power utilities in 2015.

Boeing 737 factory to move to clean energy

12/17/2014

Boeing said Tuesday it plans to buy renewable energy credits to replace fossil-fuel power at the factory in Washington state where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes.