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Nuclear Energy Gets a Second Wind in Illinois

Nuclear Energy Gets a Second Wind in Illinois

Nuclear Energy got a second wind in Illinois, the state legislature there passed a law that permits two of its existing nuclear plants to receive subsidies that will keep them alive. Exelon Corp., which has six nuclear plants in Illinois, will now keep open its Clinton and Quad Cities facilities that will save 4,200 jobs.

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Supercritical Coal Plants May Move to Front Burner During Trump’s Reign

The standard for which new coal plants could come into the market has been if they could capture and sequester the carbon dioxide output. But that threshold for new plants could change during Trump’s reign.

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Global Carbon Emissions Holding Steady but Trump Could Shake Things Up

Carbon emissions have steady for three years in a row. The Global Carbon Project says that such releases have remain flat even as economic growth has grown by 3%. To be precise, the group says that carbon releases will be 0.2% more than in 2015.

What Happens If the Clean Power Plan Is Ultimately Tossed?

Now that Donald Trump will be swown in as the next US president, it could spell doom for the Clean Power Plan that is dedicated to reducing carbon emissions and that Trump said he opposes. But that won’t doom renewables and other clean energies, nor does it save coal. “Plain … Read more »

Even the Biggest Coal Utilities Are Investing in Renewables. AEP is the Latest Example

Even the Biggest Coal Utilities Are Investing in Renewables. AEP is the Latest Example

What does one of the country’s biggest coal-burning utilities plan to invest in more and more? Renewable energy. That’s what American Electric Power says, noting that it will be increasing capital investment in its core operations over the next three years.

What About Converting Coal Plants to Natural Gas Or Retrofitting to Co-Fire the Two?

What About Converting Coal Plants to Natural Gas Or Retrofitting to Co-Fire the Two?

Utilities are already retiring their older coal-fired facilities that were built in the middle of last century but they may want to convert others to gas-fired plants, or those that can co-fire both gas and coal.

NextEra’s Bid for Texas Transmission Assets Makes Perfect Sense

NextEra Energy may be better known for building out renewable energy assets across the nation. But it has now taken a stab at owning the transmission of Texas Transmission Holdings Corp. The deal, valued at $2.4 billion, would also include a 20% ownership of Oncor Electric Delivery Co. that is … Read more »

Corporate Community Leading the Charge Into the New Energy Economy

Corporate Community Leading the Charge Into the New Energy Economy

The corporate community is leading the green energy economy. Today, nearly 1,300 organizations are partnering with the US Environmental Protection Agency to either generate or buy green energy. The result, according to EPA: lowering carbon emissions and greater brand equity, making the proposition a win-win scenario. “By using green, an … Read more »

US Coal Fleet Is Shrinking. What to do with Retired Coal-Fired Power Plants?

As coal-fired power plants retire in record numbers across the US, a brownfield redevelopment firm and Indiana state officials plant to turn one retired coal plant into a port.