Things change fast in air dispersion modeling. Immediate effects occur from tightened standards, shorter averaging times and new pollutants.

Babcock & Wilcox said that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, signed a contract with FutureGen Industrial Alliance to begin the next phase of the 167 MW FutureGen 2.0 carbon capture and storage project in Meredosia, Ill.

"To be or not to be, that is the question." OK, maybe Shakespeare is a bit dramatic for a nuclear energy column, but bear with me.

Whether you call it interdependence, harmonization, coordination, "chaos", or something else, much of the electricity industry is appropriately focused on the increased use of natural gas to generate electricity and the related issues that need to be addressed for that change to happen in a cost-effective and reliable manner for both sectors.