THE BIG PICTURE: A Spotlight on Oil-Fired Power

Credit to Author: Tracey Lilly| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 04:00:45 +0000

Discussions about fossil-fueled power capacity are typically centered on coal and natural gas. The former is seeing a marked decline amid climate concerns, and the latter is seeing unprecedented growth, owing to relatively low prices. Seemingly forgotten, but still a major source of power, are plants fired with petroleum liquids. In 2017, according to the […]

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The Clean Energy Conundrum

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

The worldwide movement toward a clean energy future is barreling ahead. Most clean energy advocates seem to focus on wind and solar power as their resources of choice, and it shows, as the installed capacity

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Nuclear Power Needed for Clean Energy Future

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 14:37:37 +0000

“Without action to provide more support for nuclear power, global efforts to transition to a cleaner energy system will become drastically harder and more costly,” Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), wrote in his foreword to the IEA’s recently released report titled Nuclear Power in a Clean Energy System. The report […]

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Q&A With Geothermal Experts

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 04:01:04 +0000

Geothermal energy has been around forever, used as a heating source across the world. Today it has surfaced as another renewable resource, with advancements in drilling technology bringing down costs and opening new areas to development. In conjunction with the feature article on geothermal in the May 2019 issue of POWER, we sought opinions from […]

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For First Time, IEA Quantifies Coal’s Dominant Role in Global Temperature Increase

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 14:22:56 +0000

Coal combustion was responsible for over 0.3 degrees C of the 1 degree C surge in global average annual surface temperatures above pre-industrial levels—and that makes coal the single largest source of the global temperature increase, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says in the new report.  The finding, outlined in the IEA’s March 26–released Global […]

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DOE Chief: Nuclear Power, Clean Coal Technology Key to Reducing Emissions

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 19:52:50 +0000

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on February 28 said nuclear power and the use of clean coal technology are the way to combat climate change and reduce emissions from the energy sector. Perry, speaking at a joint press conference in Washington, D.C., with Fatih Birol, director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), said, “We believe […]

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10 Takeaways from the IEA’s Newest World Energy Outlook

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 04:59:00 +0000

The International Energy Agency (IEA) deemed growth and disruptions of the world’s power sector so significant to the future of energy, it dedicated—for the first time—a four-chapter “special focus”

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Could High-Efficiency, Low-Emissions (HELE) Technology Revive U.S. Coal Power?

A newly introduced Senate bill aims to make federal loan guarantees available for new high-efficiency, low-emissions (HELE) coal power plants in the U.S. Although it spearheads considerable research and development initiatives to advance coal technology, the nation’s pipeline of coal builds remains virtually vacant, and it now lags painfully behind Asia and Europe in demonstration […]

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The Rise of Natural Gas Generation in Europe

Spurred by the shale gas revolution, natural gas’s stunning rise to dominate the U.S. power profile has been echoed by a number of countries, particularly in the Middle East. In Europe, where domestic natural gas production is actually in decline—and consensus is that shale gas won’t likely play a major role on the continent—natural gas […]

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