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Natural gas-fueled generators make up the largest share of overall U.S. electricity generation capacity

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (www.eia.gov) new Today in Energy brief looks at how the largest share of U.S.  electricity generation capacity is fueled by natural gas, and which states have the most natural gas-fired generation capacity (and what one … Continue reading

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U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions fell 1.7% in 2016

April 10, 2017–Perry Lindstrom reports in the U.S. Energy Information Administration publication “TODAY IN ENERGY”: that U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2016 totaled 5,170 million metric tons (MMmt), 1.7% below their 2015 levels, after dropping 2.7% between 2014 … Continue reading

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Total U.S. energy production falls in 2016 after six consecutive years of increases

May 31, 2017–Principal contributor Allen McFarland reports for the U.S. Energy Administration in “Today in Energy” that U.S. primary energy production totaled 84.1 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2016, falling 4% from the 2015 level, the first annual decline … Continue reading

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EIA: U.S. power sector carbon dioxide emissions fall below transportation sector emissions

A recent U.S. Energy Information Administration “Today in Energy” report finds that U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the transportation sector reached 1,893 million metric tons (MMmt) from October 2015 through September 2016, exceeding electric power sector CO2 emissions of … Continue reading

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E.ON investing in German fuel cell pioneer Elcore, building battery storage facilities in Texas & Arizona

E.ON announced today that it is investing in Elcore GmbH, a pioneer in fuel cell technology, based in Munich. Elcore produces energy-efficient heating systems for single-family homes and duplexes. The heart of the system is an internal developed fuel cell … Continue reading

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Wärtsilä to supply flexible 100MW combined heat and power plant to Germany

Bioenergy Insight reports that Finnish energy equipment manufacturer Wärtsilä will supply a 100MW combined heat and power (CHP) plant to Germany-based energy producer Kraftwerke Mainz-Wiesbaden. The Smart Power Generation power plant, consisting of ten Wärtsilä 34SG engines running on natural … Continue reading

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AGA: Duke University is smart to build a gas-fueled power plant

Sign up for IDEA’s Weekly Newsletter Dave McCurdy, the president and CEO of the American Gas Association (AGA), reports in The News & Observer on the benefits of Duke University’s plan to build a new 21 MW natural gas-fueled CHP … Continue reading

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MVV Energie plans its biggest investment in Germany

Christoph Steitz, Vera Eckert and David Clarke report in Reuters that MVV Energie plans to spend 290 million euros ($308 million) building a heat and power plant, the German utility’s biggest single investment so far as it increases its generating … Continue reading

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Dr. Zachary Kuznar: Duke University power plant would be efficient, cost-effective

In a Letter to the Editor of The News & Observer, Dr. Zachary Kuznar, Director, CHP microgrids and energy storage development, at Duke Energy in Charlotte, NC wrote that “William H. Schlesinger’s Nov. 23 Point of View ‘Duke University plant … Continue reading

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Why Amsterdam is giving up on natural gas

Feargus O’Sullivan reports in The Atlantic City Lab that by 2050, Amsterdam hopes to put its gas-heated days behind it. In a city where natural gas warms 90 percent of all homes and contributes 30 percent of all carbon emissions, … Continue reading

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