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EIA: U.S. Fossil fuel consumption fell last year by 9 percent, lowest in decades

Fossil fuel consumption in the U.S., including power generation as well as transportation, fell in 2020 by the sharpest decline in more than seven decades, according to a new report by the federal Energy...

Kiewit close to completing 625-MW Hill Top CCGT plant in PA

The 625-MW Hill Top Energy Center is still expected to go online this summer despite the workforce challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor Kiewit reported that the combined cycle gas...

Coronavirus crushed U.S. clean energy workforce in 2020; 400K-plus jobs still lost

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only devastated the U.S. health care system, but it’s taken a long-lasting direct hit on the nation’s once healthy clean energy industry. A new report by BW Research Partnership indicates...

Salt River Project, Clark PU, FPL & PPL among top utilities in J.D. Power...

Several perennial leaders topped the regional segments of research firm J.D. Power’s latest annual survey for residential electric customers. PPL, MidAmerican, Kentucky Utilities, EPB, Salt River Project and Clark Public Utilities once again led the...

Leadership Summit: Video Interview with Black & Veatch Power President Mario Azar

Mario Azar has experienced the power generation industry from all sides. He has been cognizant of the past's lessons enough times to know the future beckons in many different ways. And how his company, Black &...

Georgia Power: Vogtle 3 and 4 nuclear project holding fast to schedule despite COVID-19...

COVID-19 is impacting the cost and workforce schedule for the Vogtle Units 3 and 4 expansion, but Georgia Power reported that it’s still planning to put the nuclear energy project into service by November...

IEA Outlook: COVID impact on energy demand felt for years

Global energy demand will drop five percent this year and carbon emissions by seven percent while the impact of COVID-19 on the sector will be felt for years to come, according to the International Energy Agency’s...
Nuclear Power Plants Unprepared for Cyber Attack, Report Says

Byron nuclear plant, facing 2021 closure, getting refueling outage in October

Exelon Corp. is taking its Byron Unit 2 nuclear station offline for a nearly three-week planned outage to refuel. The 33-year-old Unit 2 is being taken offline early in October for 19 days of maintenance, refueling and...

Report: Mission-critical, commercial end users will lift diesel engine on-site power market 25 percent...

Editor's Note: The virtual POWERGEN+ series will present a session on "Protect your Power Source: Ensuring the Reliability of Diesel Fuel in Emergency Power Systems," beginning 4:30 p.m. ET. The 45-minute, free session is...

NIA: UK nuclear industry jobs robust despite COVID-19 impacts

The Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) has published robust jobs numbers, showing that the number of people employed in the industry has remained steady despite the pandemic. According to the NIA’s annual Jobs Map, 59,584 people...

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