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  • Chinese Province Larger Than Texas Just Ran For An Entire Week On Only Renewable Energy

    While the U.S. flounders on environmental action and a growing number of cabinet officials out themselves as climate deniers, China continues to make waves as an emerging leader in this space. Chinese state media announced this week that the sprawling province of Qinghai in the country's northwest had run for seven consecutive days entirely on renewable energy. The province, which is larger than ...


    By Klean Industries Inc

  • Powerful Backup

    Cummins Power is reporting that Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., one of the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, will use its generator sets for Huawei’s first data center project in Turkey. Cummins, which is the global diesel generator supplier of Huawei, ...

  • B&W to Expand Industrial Segment, Makes Executive Appointment

    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:BW) (B&W) today announced that effective July 1, 2017, its Industrial Steam Generation group will transition from the Power segment to the Industrial segment. In addition, effective immediately, Leslie Kass has been named Senior Vice President, Industrial, to lead the segment. After July 1, the Industrial segment will include the ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox

  • Eskom’s nuclear chief: ´I don’t know of a secret plan´

    There are no secrets and corruption in the nuclear deal is unlikely, Eskom’s Chief Nuclear Officer told delegates at the Nuclear Power Africa conference that was co-located with the annual African Utility Week conference and expo on Thursday. David Nicholls also reaffirmed Eskom’s position that nuclear is not just the most viable option on the table for ...

  • Power For The Paper

    Italian paper manufacturer Lucart Group has ordered two of GE’s new NovaLT12 gas turbines for cogeneration applications at two facilities in the Tuscany region. The NovaLT12 is 12% smaller than the NovaLT16 and can operate at up to 37% efficiency when working at full load, GE said. ...

  • GE updating legacy Alstom products at Renusagar Captive Power Plant

    GE and aluminum rolling company Hindalco industries LTD. announced an agreement to upgrade generation equipment at Hindalco’s Renusagar Captive Power Plant located in Uttar Pradesh, India. The steam turbine modernizations on legacy Alstom products provided by GE will help increase the plant’s efficiency by up to 6% and reduce the cost of power generation by approximately US$15 million ...

  • First Fire First For GE

    GE and Huaneng Guilin Gas Distributed Energy Co. Ltd. said that the first fire of a GE 6F.01 gas turbine has been successfully completed, marking the first application globally for GE’s latest F-class gas turbine. The first fire is a critical milestone during which the gas turbine is switched on and reaches full speed.  The milestone follows several months of installation and ...

  • EU limits permission to pollute for dirty coal

    Health, environment and climate groups have welcomed the decision today by EU Member States of new air pollution standards (LCP BREF) which will force the coal industry to reduce their toxic fumes and save more than 20,000 lives every year (1).  The new LCP BREF standards will require member states to tighten the limits of toxic pollutants like nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur ...

  • Does coal have a future?

    President Trump took steps to keep his promise to revitalize the coal industry by signing executive orders aimed at reducing the environmental regulatory burden on coal. But is it too little, too late to save coal? Even with the president’s actions, large coal plants in the U.S. are still facing early retirement – not for regulatory reasons, but due to economic factors. Low natural ...

  • U.S. Department of Energy`s Secretary Perry Orders Study on Grid Reliability, Market Distortions

    Rick Perry, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, has asked the agency to prepare a study on the country's electric grid which will offer policy recommendations to ensure that reliable, baseload generation sources are preserved. "There are significant changes occurring within the electric system that could profoundly affect the economy and even national security, and as such, these changes ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • PCME is awarded third prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise

    PCME Ltd, leading specialist in the development, manufacture and supply of continuous in-stack particulate emission and velocity measurement monitors has been awarded a third Queen’s Award for Enterprise. This prestigious award recognises outstanding business achievement by UK organisations. Building on the recognition achieved through Awards in 2007 for Innovation and 2013 for ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • Coal-fired Power Generators have lots of “Clean” opportunities

    In many Asian localities coal will be the only near term solution to create electricity, prosperity and health. In Japan, the U.S. and Europe coal will continue to provide much of the electricity for decades to come. Coal can be greener than any other form of generation. An example would be a system which uses 70% coal and 30% biomass and is producing CO2 which is injected to enhance oil ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • MIT’s solar plant is delivering on its promises

    Original story at MIT News More than 600 acres of solar panels have been successfully installed and connected on land in North Carolina and are delivering their power into the nation’s grid, thanks to a power purchase agreement (PPA) with MIT and two other Boston-based organizations. The installation will ...

  • New report shows coal plant closures needed by 2030 to meet Paris targets

    Entitled "A stress test for coal in Europe", it presents the first science-based shutdown schedule for the EU’s over 300 coal power plants – in order for it to meet the Paris Agreement’s long-term temperature goal.  The report shows that emissions from coal in the EU ...

  • Power bills set to rise by surprising 1% following latest Capacity Market auction

    The new Capacity Market surcharge will add around £378 million in total to business and home energy bills this year, increasing business energy costs by approximately 1%, according to Inprova Energy. But it's a much smaller price rise than was forecast, taking the energy industry by surprise and ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Coal-fired Boiler IIoT needs to draw on Accumulated Materials Wisdom

    IIoT promises to deliver higher efficiencies and lower operating costs to coal-fired boiler operators around the world. Much of the progress will be dependent on better choices of existing materials and development of new ones. When linked to remote O&M centers coal-fired boilers in developing countries can perform to the same high levels as units in countries with the greatest ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Minnesota lawmakers introduce bill to build natural gas plant without regulatory approval

    The Minnesota House committee on energy overwhelmingly approved legislation last week to allow Xcel Energy to build a large natural gas-fired power plant in Sherburne County without the approval of state utility regulators, prompting backlash from business and consumer groups. The 786-megawatt (MW) gas plant, which is estimated to cost more than $1 billion, would replace two 680-MW coal-fired ...

  • Renewable electricity could overtake coal-fired by 2040 according to federal forecasts

    In the next two decades, the nation’s utility sector faces a transformation in which natural gas and renewable energy could become the dominant sources of electricity generation, according to projections from the federal Energy Information Administration (EIA). Among renewable generation sources, both wind and solar generation will surpass hydropower, which has historically been the main ...

  • Impact of the Trump Administration on the U.S. Cartridge Markets

    The market for cartridges in the U.S. is likely to be greater over the next few years with Trump as president than it would have been had Clinton been elected. In the weeks since the election, the stock markets are up and corporations are more optimistic about the near-term business outlook. The longer-term outlook is less certain as is the impact on world markets. The impact on the U.S. power ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • IPM Exhibiting at POWER-GEN 2016 in Orlando

    In-Place Machining Company invites you to visit us in Booth #4560 during POWERGEN International 2016, December 13-15 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Co-located events include Renewable Energy World International, Nuclear Power International, COAL-GEN, and GenForum. Every facet of the Power Generation industry is covered at these annual conferences for ...


    By In-Place Machining Company

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