Westinghouse pursues AP1000 nuclear power plant in Utah

Westinghouse Electric Company and Blue Castle Holdings announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to pursue the development of a two-unit AP1000® nuclear power plant at the Green River site in Utah.

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Politicians cheer Pittsburgh airport gas drilling

The start of natural gas drilling near the Pittsburgh International Airport was cheered Monday by Pennsylvania politicians from both parties.

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Emerging solar power plants scorch birds in mid-air

Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.

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Investigators release Quebec train disaster report

The weak safety culture of a now-defunct railway company and poor government oversight were among the many factors that led to an oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec last year, Canada's Transportation Safety Board said in a new report released Tuesday.

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NuScale looking to build small scale nuclear power plant in Washington

The nuclear power developer is working with a legislative task force to determine whether the state will ramp up investments in nuclear energy.

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Legend Oil and Gas drills 8 new wells in Kansas

Legend Oil and Gas announced it completed its second Piqua Kansas drilling program in Kansas in August.

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INPEX finds gas in Western Australia

Aug 26, 2014 INPEX Corporation announced it discovered natural gas at its Lasseter-1/ST1 well in block WA-...

Floor to ceiling makeover – Tips for improving energy efficiency at hydrocarbon processing furnaces

Aug 26, 2014 The central processing unit in refineries and petrochemical plants, furnaces often consume mo...

Offshore oil and gas: Aker Solutions on track for Johan Sverdrup

Aug 26, 2014 Aker Solutions has assembled one of its biggest engineering teams ever to deliver the initial...

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NRC ends suspension of final licensing actions for nuclear power plants

Aug 26, 2014 NRC approves final rule on spent fuel storage and ends suspension of final licensing actions ...
MIT researchers are investigating a method of power generation in which two streams of different salinity are mixed to produce renewable energy.

MIT studies power generation from meeting of river water, seawater

Aug 26, 2014 MIT researchers are investigating a method of power generation in which two streams of differ...
Ameren Illinois to invest $400 million in a massive project to enhance its natural gas and electric grid infrastructure.

Ameren to invest $400MM in natural gas, power systems overhaul

Aug 26, 2014 Ameren Illinois to invest $400 million in a massive project to enhance its natural gas and el...

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Solar3D's SUNworks Division Triples Size of Headquarters

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Western Gas to Present at Upcoming Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference

Aug 26, 2014 Western Gas to Present at Upcoming Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference

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Solar3D's SUNworks Division Triples Size of Headquarters

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The HON Company Washington, D.C. Resource Center: A Showcase Example of Sustainable Design

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REC Group Wins Its Largest U.S. Utility-Scale Order to Date Totaling 85MW

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Floor to ceiling makeover – Tips for improving energy efficiency at hydrocarbon processing furnaces

The central processing unit in refineries and petrochemical plants, furn...

Plains All American to construct $900 million oil pipeline project

Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline plans to construct a pipeline...

Hawaii and U.S. Territories aim to increase fuel diversity with LNG imports

Energy consumption in island states and territories is almost entirely p...

United Refinery and Enbridge Pipelines enter shared pipeline agreement

United Refinery Company announced it entered into a cost-sharing agreeme...

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Floor to ceiling makeover – Tips for improving energy efficiency at hydrocarbon processing furnaces

The central processing unit in refineries and petrochemical plants, furn...

Offshore oil and gas: Aker Solutions on track for Johan Sverdrup

Aker Solutions has assembled one of its biggest engineering teams ever t...

ND oil regulators to add 3 pipeline inspectors

The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resource says it's adding three n...

Statoil celebrates Aasta Hansteen offshore gas discovery

Investments in Aasta Hansteen and the Polarled pipeline total $9.2 billi...

Nuclear Power Generation

NRC ends suspension of final licensing actions for nuclear power plants

NRC approves final rule on spent fuel storage and ends suspension of fin...

Hearings planned after report on expert's call for Diablo nuclear plant closure

Following an AP report, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committe...
Westinghouse, Blue Castle sign agreement to pursue development of a two-unit AP1000 nuclear power plant in Utah.

Westinghouse pursues AP1000 nuclear power plant in Utah

Westinghouse, Blue Castle sign agreement to pursue development of a two-...
The NRC has approved Exelon to increase the power output of Units 2 and 3 at the Peach Bottom nuclear power station in Pennsylvania.

NRC approves power uprate for Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station

The NRC has approved a power uprate for Units 2 and 3 at the Peach Botto...

Coal Fired Generation News

The decommissioning team imploded the two 200-foot smokestacks at the site as part of Duke Energy's program to decommission and demolish retired units at nine coal plants in North Carolina.

Duke implodes smokestacks at Cape Fear Plant (Video)

The decommissioning team imploded the two 200-foot smokestacks at the si...
The Tennessee Valley Authority has approved replacing the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis with a cleaner, combined-cycle gas plant.

TVA to replace Allen coal plant with natural gas fueled facility

The Tennessee Valley Authority has approved replacing the coal-fired All...
Dynegy on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 announced plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Dynegy to buy over $6B in power generation assets from Duke, ECP

Dynegy plans to spend $2.8 billion on Duke Energy's retail business and ...

Duke makes major progress cleaning up Ohio River oil spill

Cleanup operations continue around-the-clock. Significant amounts of oil...

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INPEX finds gas in Western Australia

INPEX Corporation announced it discovered natural gas at its Lasseter-1/...

Floor to ceiling makeover – Tips for improving energy efficiency at hydrocarbon processing furnaces

The central processing unit in refineries and petrochemical plants, furn...
Calpine has agreed to purchase a nominal 809 megawatt, combined-cycle power plant and related plant inventory from Exelon.

Calpine to acquire Fore River Generating Station for $530MM

Calpine has agreed to purchase a nominal 809 megawatt, combined-cycle po...
The Tennessee Valley Authority has approved replacing the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis with a cleaner, combined-cycle gas plant.

TVA to replace Allen coal plant with natural gas fueled facility

The Tennessee Valley Authority has approved replacing the coal-fired All...

Renewable Energy

MIT researchers are investigating a method of power generation in which two streams of different salinity are mixed to produce renewable energy.

MIT studies power generation from meeting of river water, seawater

MIT researchers are investigating a method of power generation in which ...
Verizon plans major expansion of its on-site green energy program; on track to become largest solar-power producer among U.S. communications companies.

Verizon plans major expansion of on-site renewable energy (Video)

Verizon plans major expansion of its on-site green energy program; on tr...
Ex-Im financing supports the export of wind turbines made in Kansas and Iowa to Peru

Ex-Im supports export of wind power turbines made in US to Peru

Ex-Im Bank financing supports the export of wind turbines made in K...
Pioneer Green Energy is abandoning a $2 million wind power project because rules imposed by the Alabama Legislature were too restrictive, reports The Gadsden Times.

Pioneer Green Energy cancels $2MM wind power project

Pioneer Green Energy is abandoning a $2 million wind power project becau...

Exploration & Production News

NRC ends suspension of final licensing actions for nuclear power plants

NRC approves final rule on spent fuel storage and ends suspension of fin...

GE invests $5 million in Norway Technology Solutions Center

The new facility showcases GE’s capabilities across the oil and gas valu...

RWE Dea starts gas production from Central Treatment Plant in the Egyptian Nile Delta

Production commenced at an initial rate of 45 million standard cubic fee...

Energy company to stop Shelby Township oil drilling

An energy company said it will indefinitely shut down oil well operation...

Transmission & Distribution

Ameren Illinois to invest $400 million in a massive project to enhance its natural gas and electric grid infrastructure.

Ameren to invest $400MM in natural gas, power systems overhaul

Ameren Illinois to invest $400 million in a massive project to enhance i...
Four Kentucky firefighters were injured and power knocked out to nearby customers when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line while helping with an ice bucket challenge.

Firefighters injured by power line in ice bucket challenge gone awry

Four Kentucky firefighters were injured and power knocked out to nearby ...

HiPower Systems experiencing demand for custom natural gas solutions

Hi Power announced since debuting its line of custom-manufactured natura...

ABB launches world's most powerful subsea power cable system (Video)

525 kV voltage sets world record for extruded HVDC cable technology, dou...

Offshore Oil & Gas News

Statoil celebrates Aasta Hansteen offshore gas discovery

Investments in Aasta Hansteen and the Polarled pipeline total $9.2 billi...

GE invests $5 million in Norway Technology Solutions Center

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INPEX finds gas in Western Australia

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Offshore oil and gas: Aker Solutions on track for Johan Sverdrup

Aker Solutions has assembled one of its biggest engineering teams ever t...

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