Renewable Energy, Electrification Big Winners in Inflation Reduction Act

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 22:28:12 +0000

The U.S. House on Aug. 12 passed a bill with major implications for the power generation industry, joining the U.S. Senate in supporting the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The bill, which now heads to President Joe Biden for his signature, includes major provisions to combat climate change, including support for a variety of clean energy […]

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Russia’s Natural Gas Pipeline Exports To Europe Down To Almost 40-Year Lows

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 02:16:57 +0000

Russia’s natural gas exports by pipeline to the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) declined by almost 40% during the first seven months of 2022 compared with the same period in 2021 and by almost 50% compared with the previous five-year (2017–21) average, according to data from Refinitiv Eikon. In mid-July 2022, exports […]

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U.S. Energy Production Declined by Record Amounts in Several States in 2020

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 12:50:57 +0000

In 2020, energy production in the United States fell by record amounts compared with 2019, mostly as a result of decreased economic activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wyoming had the largest drop in total energy production among the states, decreasing by 1,264 trillion British thermal units, mostly due to decreased coal production. Seven states saw their largest […]

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Illinois EPA Issues Permit for New 1.1-GW Gas-Fired Facility

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 20:41:37 +0000

Environmental officials in Illinois have signed off on construction of a 1,100-MW natural gas-fired power plant sited near Springfield, the state capital. EmberClear, an energy company with offices in Houston, Texas, and Moosic, Pennsylvania, is behind the $1 billion project, which will be located near Pawnee in Sangamon County. The Lincoln Land Energy Center will […]

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Equinor May Postpone Closure of Norwegian Gas-Fired Power Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 17:21:57 +0000

Norway-based energy major Equinor could continue to operate its natural gas-fired Mongstad power plant to support the country’s electricity supply. The company recently said it may reconsider its decision to close the plant by the end of August. Norway, which like many other countries has suffered drought conditions over the past several months, is experiencing […]

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Argonne Researchers: New Way to Calculate Environmental Impact of Ammonia Production

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2022 13:30:36 +0000

Scientists evaluate how to make ammonia production more sustainable. Ever wondered about the carbon impact of growing your dinner? Scientists have just come up with a new way to calculate part of it. A major ingredient in the production of fertilizers for the world’s food production, ammonia also contributes significantly to the world’s greenhouse gas […]

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Station Life Extension Through Coal-to-Gas Conversion

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 04:13:39 +0000

A project executed from conception through commissioning with the ideals of shared risk and shared success offers a unique approach to project execution, which could be replicated to keep other power plants in

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Southern Company: A History of a Prolific Power Technology Pioneer

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 04:18:32 +0000

Atlanta-based energy giant Southern Co. has rapidly evolved to keep in step with the evolution of power. As part of its corporate growth, the company has notably pioneered technologies that have reshaped

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Eugene Becomes First City in Oregon to Ban Natural Gas

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2022 00:35:51 +0000

“The power of vested interests is vastly exaggerated compared with the gradual encroachment of ideas.” — John Maynard Keynes The city of Eugene, Oregon, is on the world’s radar for two reasons these days. First, it lived up to its nickname as “Tracktown USA” and became the first city in the US to host the […]

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Southern CEO Fanning Set to Step Down

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 22:24:31 +0000

Longtime Southern Co. CEO Tom Fanning plans to announce his retirement, perhaps by the end of this year, stepping down after leading the company since 2010. A Bloomberg report on July 29, citing “people familiar with the matter,” said the U.S. utility giant already has launched a search to find Fanning’s replacement. Bloomberg reported that […]

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