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Siemens H-class gas turbine rotor stacking (Siemens AG)

Massive Siemens gas turbine takes a ride to Florida

FPL started construction on the $1.2 billion plant in the first quarter of 2014 and expects it to come online in 2016.  More »
U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, D-Colo. (center) helps as Solar City employees Jarret Esposito (left) and Jake Torwatzky install a solar panel on a home in south Denver in 2010. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

SolarCity loan deal could propel rooftop market

SolarCity’s loan will allow customers to own their systems and still pay less for electricity, a simpler and cheaper prospect.  More »
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Judge dismisses Nebraska’s EPA lawsuit

Nebraska’s attorney general filed the lawsuit in January, saying “the impossible standards imposed by the EPA will ensure no new power plants are built in Nebraska.”  More »
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Solar may become largest global power source by 2050

Photovoltaic plants may provide as much as 16 percent of global electricity, according to the International Energy Agency.  More »
Dynegy CEO Robert Flexon is at the company's commercial desk. (Photo/James Nielsen)

Dynegy’s CEO says the company is in it for the long run

Once Dynegy’s two deals close early next year, Dynegy’s workforce should grow from around 1,600 employees to 2,600.  More »
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Dresser-Rand among companies proposing $8 billion wind farm to power Los Angeles

The group of four companies said they plan to submit the project proposal to Southern California power officials next year.  More »
Robert Murray, founder and chairman of Cleveland-based Murray Energy Corp. (AP file photo/Salt Lake Tribune, Jim Urquhart)

Coal mogul Murray says more bankruptcies possible

The CEO of Murray Energy Corp. targeted environmental regulation for the coal industry’s woes in his stump speech at an industry conference in Pittsburgh on Monday.  More »
The Nissan LEAF Electric Car on display at the Houston Auto Show on Jan. 21, 2014. The Nissan LEAF gets the equivalent of about 129 miles per gallon in the city. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle)

Electric vehicles are getting cleaner, group says

Most Americans now live in regions where electric vehicles produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than the most efficient hybrid cars, according to a new analysis.  More »
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Natural gas industry unveils security program

A new program led by natural gas utilities could help improve the safety of their infrastructure by allowing them to more effectively share information about the threats they’re facing.  More »
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Northeast carbon auctions reach $1.8 billion

The nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative use the revenue to fund energy efficiency, renewable energy, consumer utility bill assistance, and other consumer programs  More »
NRG Energy's W.A. Parish plant. (photo/Ryan Holeywell)

NRG may expand carbon capture plans

NRG is installing technology at the W.A. Parish plant to capture carbon dioxide before it is emitted into the atmosphere.  More »
NRG Energy's W.A. Parish power plant in Fort Bend County will begin capturing some of its carbon emissions in 2016. (NRG Energy photo)

Guest commentary: Partnerships needed to tackle global energy challenges

The global energy industry must seek new avenues to meet growing demand.  More »
In this May 22, 2014 photo, a rainbow forms as sprinklers spray water to prevent coal dust from entering the air at Dominion Terminal Associates' coal terminal in Newport News, Va. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

US sending coal abroad

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution, according to an Associated Press report.  More »
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New “peaking” power units coming to Texas

East Texas-based Navasota Energy plans to build natural-gas fired “peaking” units in Guadalupe and Wilson counties capable of quickly sending power to the Texas grid at times of heavy demand.  More »
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GE in Texas wind farm deal

General Electric’s Energy Financial Services unit and E.ON Climate and Renewables North America are forming an investment partnership to own and operate a Texas wind farm.  More »
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