Utility Generation

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November 6, 2012

Dominion Virginia Power has asked its Virginia regulator to approve construction of a 1,358-megawatt combined cycle, natural gas-fired power station that would serve growing customer demand and replace electricity from aging coal-fired power stations that are being retired for economic and environmental reasons.

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November 6, 2012

The Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSEIA) and the Pennsylvania Solar Energy Industries Association (PASEIA) have released a study by consulting firm Clean Power Research showing that solar power in New Jersey and Pennsylvania delivers value to the electric grid that exceeds its cost by a large margin, making it a bargain for energy consumers.

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October 30, 2012

Southern Company – through subsidiary Southern Generation Technologies, LLC – and KBR, LLC, of Houston, Texas, have formed an alliance to market 21st century coal technology, Transport Integrated Gasification, to power companies worldwide.

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October 30, 2012

With the brunt of Hurricane Sandy now past the eastern seaboard, Entergy's Indian Point Energy Center and James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in New York, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts and Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Vermont have all safely weathered the storm.

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October 23, 2012

Like most controversial energy and finance issues, the future of the tax credits most likely depends on the results of the national election, which sadly enough, are influenced by a few minutes of one-liners, sarcasm and not always factual talking points...all prepared for by months of rehearsals.

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October 23, 2012

A new landfill-gas-to-energy project in Alaska pushes the climate boundary for this technology.

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October 22, 2012

Dominion said it plans to close and decommission its Kewaunee Power Station in Carlton, Wis., after the company was unable to find a buyer for the 556-megawatt nuclear facility.

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October 16, 2012

Louisville Gas and Electric Co. announced that it expects to shut down the three coal units at the Cane Run Generating Station eight months earlier than originally planned.

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October 16, 2012

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory have produced solar cells using nanotechnology techniques at an efficiency – 18.2% -- that is competitive.