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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the crisis unfolding at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, it is too soon to draw final conclusions. But watching the struggle to bring the site under control, we cannot help but wonder: What exactly is going on, and what lessons might be learned?
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