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After stalling last year, global capacity additions of renewable power are set to bounce back with double-digit growth in 2019, driven by solar PV’s strong performance, according to the International Energy Agency. Read more

Power Generation

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The company announced in May that it planned to shut the 45-year old unit in September due to inaction in the Pennsylvania legislature on a bill that would have subsidized the continued operation of nuclear power in the state. Read more

Power Generation

In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that natural gas-fired electricity generation in the United States will increase by 6% in 2019 and by 2% in 2020. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

Nearly 600 million short tons (MMst) of coal was shipped to the U.S. electric power sector in 2018, the lowest level since 1983. Read more

Power Generation

Vistra Energy’s latest August 21 announcement to shut down four coal plants continues a decade-long trend of reduced coal use in Illinois’s power generation mix. Read more

Power Generation

In 2018, U.S. utility-scale electricity generation facilities consumed nearly 39 quadrillion British thermal units (quads) of energy to provide 13 quads of electricity for end-use consumption. Read more

Power Generation

Global wind turbine order intake increased 111% YoY, overtaking the previous record set in Q4 2018 by 13.2GW, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

States with higher per capita residential energy consumption generally experience temperature extremes, have lower population density, and are more likely to have people living in single-family homes than other regions of the country. Read more

Power Generation

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) electric power sector survey data, almost 3,000 electric distribution companies—or utilities—were operating in the United States in 2017. Read more

Power Generation

This is the first-ever FAA authorized operation to fly without a requirement for visual observers or ground-based radar. Read more

For fossil fuels, the thermal conversion factors are based on the thermal energy released by burning or processing the fuels, also called their heat content. Read more

Power Generation

The Big Bend Modernization Project will convert Unit 1 into a natural gas combined-cycle unit. Read more

Power Generation

Equinor joins YPF Luz for the development of the Cañadón León wind farm in Santa Cruz in Argentina. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

U.S. total energy expenditures (the amount of money spent to consume energy in the United States) increased in 2017 for the first time since 2014, reaching $1.14 trillion. U.S. GDP Read more

Power Generation

The United States likely set a new daily record on Friday, July 19, of 44.5 billion cubic feet (Bcf) for natural gas consumption by electric power plants. Read more

Power Generation

From July 15 through July 22, 2019, a heat wave extending from the Midwest to the Atlantic coast brought extremely high temperatures and humidity to those regions. Read more

Power Generation

As of the beginning of 2019, 41 states had at least one installed wind turbine. Of these 41 states, Texas had the largest number of turbines, with more than 13,000, and the most installed wind capacity, at 24.2 gigawatts. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

The transaction is expected to close in late 2019. Read more

M&A/Investment

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today joined Calgren Dairy Fuels, and state and local elected officials to announce the completion of Calgren's dairy renewable natural gas facility. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

The United States set a new record for natural gas consumption by electric power plants of 44.5 billion cubic feet per day. Much higher-than-normal temperatures, structural changes to the power sector, and low natural gas prices all contributed. Read more

Power Generation

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    Electricity tower on south San Francisco bay area, San Jose on the background, California

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