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US renewables generation has overtaken nuclear
03 May, 2022
The US Energy Information Administration reports that power sector...
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Joint statement of the EC and the USA on energy security
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 by On 25 March the USA and the European Commission issued a joint statement confirming their commitment to reducing Europe's dependency on Russian energy. The following is a digest of...

USA exported record amounts of LNG in 2021
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 by US exports of liquefied natural gas set a record high in 2021, averaging 9.7 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), according to the most recent ‘Natural gas Monthly’ report from the...

US energy consumption ‘will grow for next 30 years’ – EIA
Tuesday, March 08, 2022 by Energy consumption will increase in the United States over the next 30 years across a variety of economic scenarios as population and economic growth outpace energy efficiency...

USA ‘fiddles while Rome burns’
Tuesday, March 01, 2022 by The USA’s legislators are still embroiled in legal conflicts about who, if anyone, has the authority to set national standards to control the emissions that are causing climate change.

Generators in Texas fill the cold snap gap
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 by The very cold weather and icy conditions in Texas early in February increased heating demand for electricity across the state. Power plants and electric generators in the...

Biden administration proposes restoration of toxicity rules
Tuesday, February 08, 2022 by The Biden administration on 31 January proposed restoring the legal underpinnings of power plant pollution regulations following the Trump administration’s rollback.

Power cuts as USA and Canada are hit by winter storms
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by A major winter storm has brought heavy snow and ice to parts of the USA and Canada, and prompted weather warnings for more than 80 million people.

Renewable power plants are reducing US gas demand
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by In its January ‘Short-term Energy Outlook’ the US Energy Information Administration forecast that rising electricity generation capacity from renewable resources such as solar and...

FERC Notice of Inquiry on reactive power capability compensation
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 by The USA Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a Notice of Inquiry, dated 18 November, seeking comments on issues related to reactive power capability compensation.

Plan to convert fossil fuelled plants to energy storage
Tuesday, November 02, 2021 by E2S Power and SNC-Lavalin have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaboratively explore the potential for converting end-of-life fossil fuel-fired power plants into clean...

Prysmian Group to invest $100M in US production
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 by Prysmian Group is planning to invest an additional $100 million over the next two and half years to increase its North American plant’s production capacity.

Hurricane Ida: the slow recovery continues
Monday, September 20, 2021 by Louisiana is still slowly recovering from the devastation caused by hurricane Ida, which is reckoned the fifth-strongest in history to strike the US mainland, dumping more than 13...

Ørsted signs power purchase agreement with the Microsoft Corporation
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 by Ørsted and Microsoft Corporation have entered into an agreement for Microsoft to purchase energy from Ørsted’s Old 300 Solar Centre in Fort Bend County, Texas. The centre is expected...

Biden takes aim at cyber-attacks on infrastructure
Tuesday, August 03, 2021 by US President Biden has signed a new cybersecurity Executive Order with the goal of protecting critical US infrastructure, including power generaton, from ransomware and...

ERCOT unveils grid reliability Roadmap
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has delivered its ‘Roadmap to Improving Grid Reliability’ to governor Greg Abbott, and members of the Texas Legislature and the...

The USA consumed a record amount of RE in 2020
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by In 2020, consumption of renewable energy in the United States grew for the fifth year in a row, reaching a record high of 11.6 quadrillion Btu, or 12% of total US energy...

Tight conditions expected in Texas grid
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 by The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) asked consumers to reduce electricity use as much as possible in the period 14 June to 18 June. A significant number of forced...

CO2 emissions prices in the NE USA reach record level
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 by The USA’s most recent Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) quarterly auction, held on March 3, resulted in a clearing price of $7.60 per short ton of carbon dioxide (CO2),...

Extreme weather causes rolling blackouts in Texas
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by On the weekend of 13/14 February, a major winter weather system characterised by extreme cold spread across much of the central United States, disrupting energy systems and...

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