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Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy


Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.

GE names new CEO, Energy Management


GE (NYSE:GE) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jeff Immelt has appointed Mark Begor to president and CEO of Energy Management, effective immediately.

Southern agrees to coal research with Chinese firm


Southern Co. says it has signed a deal with a state-owned Chinese coal and energy company to work together to develop coal technologies, based in part on the coal gasification and carbon capture technology that Southern subsidiary Mississippi Power Co. is deploying at the $5 billion Kemper County power plant.

GE’s gas engines to power waste-to-energy project in Latin America


General Electric’s (GE) Distributed Power business said three of its Jenbacher gas engines will be commissioned this month at Estre Ambiental’s landfill in Guatapara City, São Paulo, Brazil.

Hawaiian Electric to purchase power from First Wind solar project


First Wind and Hawaiian Electric Co. filed a request with the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission to provide energy to the O‘ahu grid from a planned 20-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) energy facility under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

Clean Coal: Carbon capture pilot begins at Polk IGCC plant


The U.S. Department of Energy and Tampa Electric Company (TECO) (NYSE: TE) came together this week to celebrate the successful startup of a pilot project to demonstrate a warm gas cleanup carbon capture technology in a coal gasification unit at the Polk Power Plant Unit-1 in Tampa, Florida.

As expected, B&W to slow its small reactor development program


Having failed to attract major financial partners to its mPower small modular reactor (SMR) program, Babcock & Wilcox (NYSE:BWC) said April 14 that it would take more of a go-slow approach on small nuclear units.

Video: PG&E offers $250k reward for information on Metcalf substation attack


Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) if offering a $250,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) who fired gunshots that caused significant damage to its Metcalf Transmission Substation near San Jose in 2013.

US report on power grid threats mishandled


U.S. energy regulators improperly allowed widespread access to a sensitive document that outlined specific locations where America's electric grid is vulnerable to physical threats, a government investigator said Wednesday

AEP revises portfolio forecast, adds more coal than predicted


American Electric Power Company Inc. (NYSE: AEP) says more coal production will be added to its energy portfolio by 2020, replacing natural gas.

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