The FutureGen Industrial Alliance announced its list of Final Four sites for consideration on July 25 with only two states represented, Illinois and Texas.

Just days after rebuffing an unsolicited $8 billion takeover bid from Mirant because its management believed the offer undervalued the company, NRG Energy announced an aggressive plan to develop approximately 10,500 MW of new generation capacity over the next decade.

As the United States invests billions of dollars in its coal-fired future, Canada’s Ontario province is finding it harder to wean itself from an energy dependence on coal-fired generation, representing 20 percent of its energy makeup.

Massachusetts, currently a battleground over the proposed Cape Wind offshore wind farm and site of a second proposed offshore wind facility in Buzzards Bay, could eventually be home to a tidal wind generation facility.