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Carbon intensity of US power generation continues to fall
20 September, 2022
From 2016 to 2020, the carbon intensity of USA power generation fell...
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Utility scale solar projects report delays
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 by Power plant developers in the USA plan to install 17.8 GW of utility-scale solar photovoltaic generating capacity in 2022, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s...

EIA expects high energy prices through 2023
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 by The US Energy Information Administration forecasts that US energy prices will remain historically high through 2023, including oil, natural gas, coal, and electricity, according to...

Potential reliability concern for central USA
Tuesday, June 07, 2022 by The US Energy Information Administration reports that higher electricity demand forecasts and potential supply reductions are raising concerns about tight, and potentially...

US renewables generation has overtaken nuclear
Tuesday, May 03, 2022 by The US Energy Information Administration reports that power sector generation from renewable sources totalled 795 million MWh in the USA during 2021, overtaking nuclear generation,...

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...

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