Self-Tuning Artificial Intelligence Improves Plant Efficiency and Flexibility

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 03:00:32 +0000

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Flexible plant operations are highly desirable in today’s power generation industry. Every plant owner desires increased ramp rates and the ability to operate at lower loads so their plants will remain “in the money” longer in today’s competitive power markets. This goal, while laudable, remains elusive. The ADEX self-tuning artificial intelligence (AI) system allows plants […]

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ARPA-E Launches Program to Abate, Prevent Methane Emissions

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 01:52:07 +0000

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The Department of Energy (DOE) on April 8 launched a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program that will initially focus on reducing methane emissions from oil, gas, and coal industries.  The agency announced up to $35 million for the new “Reducing Emissions of Methane Every Day of the Year” (REMEDY) program, a three-year research […]

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Vistra Backs Illinois Transition Measure to Keep At-Risk Coal Plants Online Through 2025

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 13:24:00 +0000

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Bleeding financially from underperforming and legally burdened coal generation in downstate Illinois and elsewhere, Vistra, the nation’s largest competitive generator, has renewed its call for passage of the Illinois Coal to Solar and Energy Storage Act, a bill that could help keep 2.2 GW of existing at-risk capacity online through 2025 while the state expands […]

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Vistra Backs Illinois Transition Measure to Keep At-Risk Coal Plants Online Through 2025

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 13:24:00 +0000

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Bleeding financially from underperforming and legally burdened coal generation in downstate Illinois and elsewhere, Vistra, the nation’s largest competitive generator, has renewed its call for passage of the Illinois Coal to Solar and Energy Storage Act, a bill that could help keep 2.2 GW of existing at-risk capacity online through 2025 while the state expands […]

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The Fossil Fuel Industry Used Deception To Conceal Damage To BIPOC — NAACP Report

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2021 03:58:16 +0000

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) just published a report titled Fossil Fuel Foolery, which identified 10 tactics that the fossil fuel industry used as excuses for not accepting accountability for its impacts on the environment and human health. DesmogBlog noted that the industry used a long list of deceptive tactics that concealed […]

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Power Infrastructure Prominent in Biden’s $2.25 Trillion Blueprint

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 16:04:41 +0000

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A major chunk of President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion transformational plan to overhaul the nation’s infrastructure is dedicated to re-energizing America’s power infrastructure. The initiatives garnered the industry’s approval—with notable exceptions. The “American Jobs Plan,” released on March 31, strives to jumpstart the U.S. economy, which drooped under burdens posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But […]

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Key Pre-Demolition Considerations for Fossil Fuel Power Plants

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 03:47:14 +0000

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As the existing electric generation infrastructure matures, electric generation system owners are looking to the future for newer and greener technologies to meet the demands of electric consumption. An important part of this future perspective may include the demolition and removal of older generation plants and facilities to free up land resources for new development.  Prior […]

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Key Pre-Demolition Considerations for Fossil Fuel Power Plants

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 03:47:14 +0000

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As the existing electric generation infrastructure matures, electric generation system owners are looking to the future for newer and greener technologies to meet the demands of electric consumption. An important part of this future perspective may include the demolition and removal of older generation plants and facilities to free up land resources for new development.  Prior […]

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API Carbon Tax Announcement Met With “Baptists & Bootleggers” Derision

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2021 03:32:35 +0000

The American Petroleum Institute (API) said Thursday it supports a federal tax on carbon dioxide as a “framework” to address climate change, along with a call for minimizing “duplicative regulations,” but with few details. The announcement from the largest trade group representing the oil and gas industry was criticized from across the political spectrum. Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) […]

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Solar, Wind, Coal, Nuclear, & Nat Gas US Electricity Generation Changes 2010–2020

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 03:57:29 +0000

How has US electricity generation from solar power, wind power, coal power, natural gas, and nuclear shifted in the past 11 years? Let me show you.

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