Natural Gas-Fired

Eliminating Ontario Natural Gas Generation to Inflict Financial Pain on Consumers, Says Energy Group

Eliminating Ontario Natural Gas Generation to Inflict Financial Pain on Consumers, Says Energy Group

Natural gas-fired power plants only cause 2.3% of Ontario carbon emissions, but eliminating them would inflict at least a C$60 billion ($48 billion) bill on consumers, according to the Canadian province’s electricity suppliers. The Ontario Energy Association (OEA), a utilities and contractors group, totaled the costs of environmental demands for swift and total greenhouse gas…

April 18, 2021
First Ever Net-Zero Natural Gas Power Plants Proposed for Colorado, Illinois

First Ever Net-Zero Natural Gas Power Plants Proposed for Colorado, Illinois

Investment firm 8 Rivers Capital LLC has unveiled plans to build what could be the first pair of net-zero natural gas-fired power plants in the world. One facility would be in Decatur, IL, with a second on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in Colorado. Each would generate 280 MW. The announcements follow plans by utilities,…

April 15, 2021
Avista Natural Gas Peaking Plants, RNG in Revised Resource Plans

Avista Natural Gas Peaking Plants, RNG in Revised Resource Plans

Avista Corp.’s four-state utility operations will rely more on natural gas peaking plants over the next five years in the absence of long-term energy storage, the Spokane, WA-based operator said in updated integrated resource plans (IRP). With forecasts for higher retail and residential per-customer demand versus the 2020 IRP, Avista Utilities said it would return…

April 8, 2021
Renewable Capacity Additions to Far Outpace Natural Gas in 2021, EIA Electricity Data Show

Renewable Capacity Additions to Far Outpace Natural Gas in 2021, EIA Electricity Data Show

Renewables will account for a substantial majority of the new U.S. utility-scale electric generating capacity planned to start commercial operation this year, with natural gas coming in a distant third behind solar and wind, according to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Developers and power plant owners plan to add 6.6 GW of natural…

January 12, 2021
Nevada Climate Initiative Releases Framework for State Climate Strategy

Nevada Climate Initiative Releases Framework for State Climate Strategy

Nevada Climate Initiative (NCI) has begun work on the structure for its plan for a statewide climate action to create a more resilient, healthy and sustainable future. The state released its State Climate Strategy earlier this month, which is an integrated, economy-wide roadmap for Nevada. The strategy should help speed up the process of the…

December 30, 2020
AMLO Denies Iberdrola Natural Gas Plant Cancellation as Tension with Private Sector Mounts

AMLO Denies Iberdrola Natural Gas Plant Cancellation as Tension with Private Sector Mounts

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador denied Thursday that Spain’s Iberdrola SA is pulling out of its planned $1.2 billion natural gas-fired combined-cycle plant in the port city of Tuxpan. “There is no official information. It’s a journalistic story,” López Obrador said during his daily press conference.  On Wednesday, Tuxpan Mayor Juan Antonio Aguilar, told…

June 25, 2020
Alliant Turns Former Iowa Coal Plant into NatGas-Fired, Economic Stimulus

Alliant Turns Former Iowa Coal Plant into NatGas-Fired, Economic Stimulus

Alliant Energy Corp. has turned its state-of-the-art natural gas-fired Marshalltown Generating Station in Iowa into a model for environmental and economic development success.

April 26, 2017