Environmental Concerns Dominate Global Risks List

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:22:03 +0000

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For the first time in the 15-year history of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report, environmental perils filled the top five positions on the list of long-term risks in terms of likelihood of occurrence over the next 10 years. The report, which is a qualitative and quantitative study of global risks, conducted in partnership […]

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EPA to Withdraw Federal Regional Haze Plan for Utah Based on New Analysis

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:14:10 +0000

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Citing new technical information gleaned from a more modern modeling analysis, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to withdraw a federal implementation plan (FIP) to control regional haze from four PacifiCorp coal-fired units in Utah and allow the state to revert to conditions set out in a 2015-submitted state implementation plan (SIP). The agency’s […]

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Coal is Out as APS Sets Carbon-Free Goal

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 23:18:26 +0000

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Arizona Public Service (APS) announced Jan. 22 that it plans for all its power generation to be carbon-free by 2050, and also said it plans to produce nearly half its power from renewable sources by 2030. APS joins other U.S. utilities who have put forth similar goals in recent years. APS, which has been criticized […]

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New York Is Fertile Ground for Clean Energy

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 15:32:05 +0000

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When many people are asked which state is leading the U.S. toward a renewable energy future, California is the first that comes to mind. And while California is worthy of such distinction, it’s not the only state with a progressive clean-energy agenda. New York should also be part of the conversation. On Jan. 8, New […]

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Deal Announced to Close Louisiana Coal Unit

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 03:38:53 +0000

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The Arkansas Public Service Commission on Jan. 8 approved a plan to retire the Dolet Hills power plant, a coal-fired unit in Mansfield, Louisiana that serves part of the state. The Sierra Club, one of the environmental groups that had called for the plant’s closure, announced the Arkansas PSC had approved a settlement with Southwestern […]

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Feds Back Construction of Largest U.S. Solar Farm

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 18:55:51 +0000

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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Dec. 30 released a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Gemini solar project, a planned 7,100-acre installation outside Las Vegas, Nevada, with a proposed generation capacity of 690 MW. The $1 billion project would be the largest U.S. solar farm in terms of generation, and includes […]

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A Decade of Turmoil: How Nuclear and Coal Have Struggled to Survive

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 05:05:45 +0000

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The past 10 years have been filled with trials and tribulations for both the nuclear and coal power industries. From accidents to plant closures there has been little to cheer about. Still, nuclear and coal power continue to provide reliable baseload generation to billions of customers around the globe. Here’s a look back at the […]

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THE BIG PICTURE [Infographic]: Solar’s Explosive Growth

Credit to Author: Tracey Lilly| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 05:00:30 +0000

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According to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) World Energy Outlook 2019, solar photovoltaic (PV) is set to become the largest source of installed electrical capacity in about 2035, if countries pursue policies as planned. By 2040, solar could make up 24% of global installed capacity—up from 7% in 2018—but its share of generation could hover […]

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10 Power Sector Insights from the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2019

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000

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The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) November 2019–released World Energy Outlook 2019 (WEO2019) is studded with interesting findings about emerging trends in the power sector. Here are 10 from the

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Why the 2010s Were a Definitive Decade for Power

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 04:03:12 +0000

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Every one of the 13 decades that POWER magazine has been in print has been definitive for electric generation technology, policy, and business in some significant way, but few have been as transformative as the 2010s. The decade opened just as the global economy began to crawl toward recovery from a historically unprecedented downturn that […]

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