The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday reaffirmed in a supplemental filing that the benefits of its limits on mercury emissions from U.S. power plants outweigh the costs.
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For the first time ever, the average capacity factor of natural gas combined-cycle power plants in the United States exceeded that of coal steam plants in 2015, according to a note published Monday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
New Jersey-based Primus Green Energy Inc. said Wednesday it plans to develop a gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant for the Marcellus Shale that is slated to begin operations in 4Q2017.
Cheap natural gas is pushing New York and Massachusetts nuclear power generators to the sidelines and prompting plant closures. But helping them out with a subsidy — as New York is considering — would be an unfair intervention that would distort markets, natural gas interests said Monday.
President Obama vetoed a pair of joint resolutions the Republican-controlled Congress passed in a symbolic attempt to derail the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP).
Just beginning a 12- to 18-month permitting process for its first of three proposed natural gas-based methanol plants, Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW) said Wednesday it has started the scoping period in the state environmental policy act (SEPA) process, and has addressed public concerns about water use.
California’s thermal electric generation plants, most of them natural gas-fired, have become more efficient and drought-resilient, according to the chairman of the California Energy Commission (CEC), which introduced a new mapping technology Monday for tracking water-energy usage statewide.
United Kingdom-based Velocys plc views the United States as a proving ground for its nascent small-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology, with the country’s abundant shale natural gas expected to give the process a boost and make it the midstream sector’s next major segment.
New York-based Energy Solutions Consortium LLC is considering constructing two natural gas-fired power plants in Brooke County, WV, that could cost more than $1 billion.
In separate deals involving more than 5,000 MW of natural gas-fired electric generation capacity, Houston-based Dynegy Inc. said Friday it has signed definitive agreements worth $6.25 billion to buy 21 power plants and related businesses from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners (ECP).