As Renewables Surge Ahead of Coal, Lawmakers Introduce National Renewable Standard 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2019 11:56:23 +0000

A bill introduced by Senate Democrats on June 26 establishes a national electricity standard that would require large retail suppliers to source at least 1.5% of their power from renewables by 2020 and gradually grow that share through 2035.  The measure comes a day after the Energy Information Administration (EIA) revealed monthly generation from renewable […]

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New Jersey’s 100% Clean Energy Goal Imperils Gas Generation

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:23:41 +0000

Through a series of incentives and mandates, New Jersey is planning to produce 100% of its power from carbon-neutral sources, electrify its vehicle fleet and building sectors, and set mandatory efficiency standards for electric utilities by 2050, an energy blueprint released by the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) suggests.  The June 10-released “Draft 2019 Energy […]

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India’s Coal Future Hinges on Advanced Ultrasupercritical Breakthroughs

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 13:49:47 +0000

India is striving to conserve coal and slash its carbon emissions. The country which depended on coal for 56% of its total capacity of 356 GW as of May 2019, wants to reduce coal’s share to 45% of a planned capacity expansion to 480 GW by the end of 2022. During that period, it will […]

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How China Is Improving Coal Technology

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 13:37:46 +0000

In China, though specific achievements are hard to pinpoint owing in part to a dearth of public or internationally available information, coal technology developments appear to be advancing more rapidly than anywhere in the world. China’s efforts to foster technology advancements are in the country’s national interest, said Mi Shuhua, executive vice president of China […]

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How the U.S. Is Investing in Advanced Coal Technologies

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 12:42:21 +0000

The U.S. is investing heavily to ensure its future coal-fired power fleet will be cleaner, more efficient, and more flexible, experts said at the 9th International Conference on Clean Coal Technologies in Houston on June 4. The conference—which is taking place this week in the U.S. for the first time—is spearheaded by the IEA Clean […]

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High-Volume Hydrogen Gas Turbines Take Shape

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 00:00:00 +0000

In preparation for a large-scale power sector shift toward decarbonization, several major power equipment manufacturers are developing gas turbines that can operate on a high-hydrogen-volume fuel. According to

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GE Marks ‘Ultra Low’ NOx Gas Turbine Technology Triumph

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:49:01 +0000

In a significant technical triumph, GE has completed first installation of a new gas-fired power plant technology that it says can reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions to 5 parts per million (ppm).  GE on April 11 completed combustion upgrades on nine GE 9E gas turbines at five power generation enterprises in Shenzen, a major industrial […]

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Vogtle 2 Installs World’s First Full Accident-Tolerant Fuel Assemblies

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2019 22:45:46 +0000

The world’s first complete advanced fuel test assemblies containing accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) have been installed at Southern Co.’s Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant’s Unit 2 in Georgia.  Nuclear giant Framatome delivered the GAIA lead fuel assemblies containing enhanced ATF (EATF), including both pellets and cladding, to the plant owned by Georgia Power in January. […]

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Off-Grid Microgrid: Solar + Batteries + Thermal Generation

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0000

Today’s microgrid installations showcase a variety of configurations and control systems. Commercial and industrial sites are finding innovative ways to power their operations, particularly those in remote

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Flexible Operation of Nuclear Power Plants Ramps Up

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0000

A widespread misconception persists that nuclear plants can only function as inflexible baseload sources of power—and it’s hurting prospects for the nuclear sector’s role in the world’s future power

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