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January 19, 2021

The proposed reactor would power about 160,000 homes, compared to the 600,000 that were powered by Oyster Creek

The company that’s in the process of mothballing one of the nation’s oldest nuclear power plants says it is interested in building a new next-generation nuclear reactor at the same site in New Jersey. Holtec International last month received $147.5 million — $116 million of which will come from the U.S. Department of Energy — […]

December 17, 2020

U.S. coal power generation fell by a dramatic 30% in the first six months of 2020, according to the U.S. Energy Informat…

We’ve reached a massive milestone in the global energy transition — the ability, right now, of renewable energy sources and energy storage to match or beat the price of power from natural gas-fired peaker plants and coal-fired generators. The problem is that energy markets are not exactly free markets — and replacement of existing generation […]

December 15, 2020

The Washington Parish solar farm is estimated to cost $75 million and in St. James $30 million

Over the next three years, there could be enough solar-generated electricity in Louisiana to power 60,000 homes in a state rich with oil and gas and crisscrossed with pipelines. While natural gas remains the dominant power source in the state, with nuclear, coal and hydroelectric trailing far behind, solar is inching into play in a […]

November 30, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden has promised to make combating climate change a top priority for his administration

President-elect Joe Biden has promised to make combating climate change a top priority for his administration, with a platform that has some on edge in energy-rich North Dakota while others embrace it. The Democrat’s environmental plans reflect growing pressure from some of the American public to curb greenhouse gas emissions, and they go beyond what any […]

November 27, 2020

American Electric Power, the country’s fourth-largest emitter, is in a similar boat

Many utility executives think that timeline is unrealistic, arguing that the technology does not exist or is too costly (Climatewire, Nov. 3). Achieving a successful climate policy may depend on both sides coming to a resolution. Utilities have almost singlehandedly driven down carbon dioxide emissions across the U.S. economy in recent years (Climatewire, Jan. 7). […]

October 23, 2020

Our customers are counting on us to deliver a clean energy future,” PGE President and CEO Maria Pope said in a stateme…

Boardman Generating Station went offline for good on Thursday, Oct. 15, marking an end to Oregon’s coal-burning era. The plant, located just south of Boardman and run by Portland General Electric, was the last coal-fired generating plant in the state and could burn as much as 8,000 tons of coal per day. According to the […]

October 8, 2020

Texas-based Vistra Energy has announced it will close the WH Zimmer Power Plant in Clermont County, east of Cincinnati, …

Two of Ohio’s biggest remaining coal-fired power plants are going to close. Texas-based Vistra Energy has announced it will close the WH Zimmer Power Plant in Clermont County, east of Cincinnati, and the Miami Fort Power Plant in North Bend, west of Cincinnati. Both plants will close by the end of 2027, the company said. The […]

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