The University of Texas at Austin has issued a report that shows that wind power generation capacity in Texas may have already surpassed coal-fired capacity in the state, and wind will almost certainly overtake coal by early next year.
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has released a report identifying 2.6 GW of coal capacity across just six Midwest states in the USA that are considered uneconomic, raising the possibility that these plants will be closed in the near future.
Research from the Carnegie Institution for Science, headquartered in Washington DC, USA, says that there is considerable opportunity for generating wind power in the open ocean, particularly the North Atlantic.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is likely to repeal the country’s Clean Power Plan instigated by the Obama Administration, saying that the call to switch to more natural gas and renewable generation exceeded the EPA’s authority.
The US Energy Department has announced that it is offering $3.7 billion in additional loan guarantees for Southern Co.’s reactor project in Georgia.
GE Renewable Energy has unveiled its new 4.8-158 onshore wind turbine, GE’s largest high efficiency turbine to date.
Hurricane Irma knocked out power to nearly 4 million homes and businesses in Florida on Sunday, threatening millions more as it moved up the state’s west coast.
Florida Power and Light (FPL) has announced that it will be shutting off operation at its Turkey Point and St Lucie nuclear power plants on the Atlantic coast before the arrival of Hurricane Irma.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been selected by NextEra Energy Resources to repower two wind farms in Texas.
Duke Energy Florida has announced that it will terminate all plans to build its Levy Nuclear Power Project.