The Mankato Energy Center in Mankato, MN, now has a second combined-cycle unit, completed by Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company.
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Moody’s Investors Service said owners of coal-fired power plants, as well as domestic coal producers, would likely benefit from a Trump administration proposal to subsidize struggling coal and nuclear power plants, but retail customers could see higher electric bills and wholesale power markets could also be placed at risk.
California regulators on Wednesday asked Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) to determine if storage and/or other alternatives to fossil fuel could replace three natural gas-fired peaking plants.
Houston-based Calpine Corp., which operates natural gas-fired generation plants around the nation, is being acquired by a consortium of investors led by Energy Capital Partners (ECP) for $5.6 billion.
Calpine Corp. has agreed to purchase a natural gas-fired power plant near San Antonio for $625 million as it continues to expand its portfolio in Texas.
President Obama Thursday advanced three nominations for the Department of Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He nominated Tommy Beaudreau, who currently serves as acting assistant secretary for land and minerals management, to be assistant secretary for Interior’s policy, management and budget. He also nominated Neil Kornze to be director of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Kornze has been senior advisor at BLM since 2011. Obama also nominatedThomas A. Burke to be assistant administrator for research and development at the EPA. Burke currently is the associate dean for public health practice and training at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a position he has held since 2008.