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PE Volume 101 Issue 7
The Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA) latest emissions report, "National Air Quality and Emissions Trends Report, 1995," demonstrates that just one year into the Title IV S02 program, utilities are already well on their way to meeting the requirements of the Clean Air Act Amendments. In 1995, utilities lowered SO2 emissions far beyond the requirements.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is working with the governments of assorted Latin American countries via government-to-government agreements to advance the private participation in the power industry there, creating opportunities for U.S. businesses.
Five new nuclear power plants entered commercial operation during 1996, bringing the total number currently generating power worldwide to 443, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The five plants added last year have a combined capacity of 5,717 MW and are sited in France, Japan, Romania and the United States.
With its Energy for Tomorrow renewable energy program approaching the end of its first year, Wisconsin Electric (WE) is now finalizing contracts with renewable energy suppliers for the second year of the program. "With almost 5,300 customers enrolled in the program, we believe we had a very successful first year," said Christopher Schoenherr, WE senior governmental affairs representative. "The energy suppliers selected for the second year reflect customer interest in supporting Wisconsin facilit
Ford Motor Co. plans to build a prototype hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle as part of a joint research project with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Ford will develop the vehicle as part of its recently announced P2000 project, which is associated with Ford`s participation in the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV) program. PNGV is a collaboration among the domestic automakers, the federal government and suppliers with a primary objective of producing breakthroughs in fuel efficien
Renewable energy`s share of the nation`s total energy supply increased to 7.6 percent in 1995, up from 7.1 percent in 1994, according to the new Energy Information Administration (EIA) report, Renewable Energy Annual 1996. The increase was due primarily to a weather-related 17 percent jump in electricity generation from hydroelectric power, as nonhydroelectric renewable energy remained near its 1994 level.
The electric generation growth rate for the United States through 2015 is expected to average 1.5 percent annually, with approximately 1 trillion kWh more electricity generation projected in 2015 than in 1995, according to the International Energy Annual 1997 (IEO97) from the Energy Information Administration (EIA).