Tag: power plants

Texas and Saskatchewan have only carbon capture and sequestration plants in world

Texas and Saskatchewan have only carbon capture and sequestration plants in world

Kemper cost overruns led to construction costs in excess of $7.5 billion The Petra Nova facility, a coal-fired power plant located near Houston, Texas, is one of only two operating power plants with carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the world, and it is the only such facility in the United States, according to the U.S. […]

By October 31, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Hurricane Harvey caused electric system outages, affected wind generation in Texas – EIA

Hurricane Harvey caused electric system outages, affected wind generation in Texas – EIA

 Wind speeds reached 130 mph as Hurricane Harvey made landfall Hurricane Harvey caused substantial electricity outages, as power plants and transmission infrastructure—particularly in south Texas and along the Gulf Coast—were affected by high winds and significant flooding, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. At its peak, more than 10,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity generating […]

By September 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
US wind generating capacity surpasses hydro capacity at end of 2016

US wind generating capacity surpasses hydro capacity at end of 2016

ERCOT’s recent record of 16,022 MW occurred on morning of Dec. 25, accounted for more than 47% of generation mix Installed wind electric generating capacity in the United States surpassed conventional hydroelectric generating capacity, long the nation’s largest source of renewable electricity, after 8,727 megawatts (MW) of new wind capacity came online in 2016, according […]

Sierra Club’s attack on natural gas-fired plants wrong – because science

Sierra Club’s attack on natural gas-fired plants wrong – because science

Sierra Club placed ideology ahead of facts while American consumer relies on affordable electricity options By Nicole Jacobs, EnergyInDepth The Sierra Club — the same group that once touted the benefits of natural gas as a bridge fuel  —released a report recently attacking natural gas as “another filthy fossil fuel,” claiming that if natural gas-fired power […]

By January 31, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
US top court rejects challenge to Obama mercury air pollution rule

US top court rejects challenge to Obama mercury air pollution rule

Rule went into effect in April 2015, applies to about 1,400 electricity-generating units at 600 power plants By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower-court ruling that left in place Obama administration environmental regulations limiting power plant emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants while the Environmental […]

High demand for oil/natgas by transportation, industry, power plants fueling global market

High demand for oil/natgas by transportation, industry, power plants fueling global market

Deep-water production driving demand for oil field services in the Americas, trend likely to follow into 2020 LONDON – Technavio research analysts are forecasting positive growth for many segments of the global oil and gas market over the next four years as markets including biodiesel, syngas, and oilfield services enjoy an increase in revenues. The global syngas […]