The electric power industry and its customers find themselves standing at a bridge trying to decide whether or not to cross.
Mention revolution in a power plant and the first thing that comes to mind may be all the spinning equipment.
Energy’s prominence as a “big stick” in the global political arena comes and goes.
Chances are your workplace has been hit.
Picture this heavyweight prize-fight match up: engineering’s logical and rational approach to problem solving versus the sometimes-street brawling style of public policy development.
Considering the unparalleled gas turbine boom in the United States from 1999 to 2001, one might expect to see a dramatic increase in domestic natural gas consumption over the same time period.
After years of lackadaisical concern - and in some years no concern - about our country’s energy supply, is our nation’s need for new, clean energy supplies finally getting the attention it deserves? On President’s Day, President Bush began a weeklong effort to, according to his administration, bring the energy ideas he discussed in his State of the Union address to the attention of the American people.
The power industry must take the initiative in developing a workable plan to cap - and eventually reduce - emissions of carbon dioxide from power plants.
The new year, both literally and figuratively, acts as a fulcrum for those of us who follow any sort of calendar-based existence.
Americans love to refer to their country in lofty, idealistic terms. When we hear, “land of the free,” “home of the brave,” or “sweet land of liberty,” our chests reflexively puff out and the strains of patriotism involuntarily ripple through our veins.