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Connecticut Gives Go-Ahead for 804-MW Offshore Wind Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:51:50 +0000

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Vineyard Wind’s 804-MW Park City project was given the go-ahead by Connecticut officials on Dec. 5, with regulators saying Vineyard’s bid in an offshore wind solicitation was “lower than any other publicly announced offshore wind project in North America.” Vineyard Wind competed against other groups in the bidding, including developers backed by Ørsted and Shell. […]

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EPA Reinterprets ‘Ambient Air,’ Further Tweaks New Source Review 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:49:52 +0000

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a change to a long-standing policy interpreting “ambient air”—a foundational concept under the Clean Air Act that applies to all types of air pollution, from ground-level ozone, particulate matter, and greenhouse gases. While the agency framed the change as part of a suite of actions to reform New Source […]

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Report Says Global CO2 Emissions From Coal Down This Year

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 21:09:43 +0000

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Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal-fired power plants and industrial facilities fell in 2019, according to research published Dec. 3, though overall emissions of CO2 rose due to the increased use of natural gas and oil for power generation and other industrial processes. The new emissions figures were reported by the Global Carbon Project […]

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Decarbonization: Utilities Leading the Way

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 05:00:00 +0000

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Decarbonization is a word that seems to be used quite regularly these days. For the power industry, it refers to the shift in electric generating resources from carbon-heavy coal to carbon-free nuclear or

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Is Carbon Pricing the Key to a Clean Energy Future? [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:37:30 +0000

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The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) has proposed incorporating the social cost of carbon into the wholesale price of electricity. According to an October-released study conducted by the consulting firm Analysis Group, “A carbon price in NYISO’s competitive wholesale power markets can help deliver New York’s clean-energy transition in faster, cheaper, more reliable, more […]

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China Starts Up First Nuclear Cogeneration Project—at AP1000 Plant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2019 20:53:22 +0000

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China has started up its first commercial nuclear cogeneration system, using two newly operational AP1000 reactors at the Haiyang Nuclear Power Plant to heat 700,000 square meters of housing.  Shandong Nuclear Power Co. (SDNPC), a subsidiary of State Power Investment Corp. (SPIC), and owner of the Haiyang plant, on Nov. 15 said the first phase […]

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Brouillette Takes Over as Energy Secretary

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2019 17:27:56 +0000

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The U.S. Senate on Dec. 2 confirmed Dan Brouillette as the new Secretary of Energy, tapping the former lobbyist for Ford Motor Company to replace Rick Perry, the former Texas governor who stepped down as Department of Energy (DOE) chief after becoming part of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Perry’s tenure was marked by […]

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A Review of Global Power-to-Gas Projects To Date [INTERACTIVE]

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 10:45:52 +0000

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According to experts from Technical University of Applied Sciences (OTH) in Regensburg, Germany, who recently reviewed the world’s existing power-to-gas (P2G) hydrogen and methane projects, about 143 P2G projects have operated since 1988 in 22 countries. Only 56 hydrogen and 38 methanation projects were active in 2019. While the existing fleet mostly comprises pilot or […]

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THE BIG PICTURE: The Need for Power Flexibility

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 05:00:29 +0000

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In its November 2019–issued World Energy Outlook, the International Energy Agency (IEA) suggests that if countries pursue currently stated policies, the combined generation share of wind and solar photovoltaic could surge from 7% today to 24% in 2040. This very steep ramp-up of variable renewables will undoubtedly require an emphatic focus onflexibility—the ability of power […]

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