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#Luminant to retire another natural gas -fired plant in ERCOT

Luminant to retire another natural gas-fired plant in ERCOT Houston — Luminant will decommission and retire the 69-MW, natural gas-fired Wharton County Generation plant, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas has said. It is the second fossil-fuel plant to be announced for retirement in Texas in as many days. ERCOT’s Notice of Suspension of Operations, … Continue reading #Luminant to retire another natural gas -fired plant in ERCOT

Northeast Sees Stronger Growth in Natural Gas -Fired Generation, Says EIA

Northeast Sees Stronger Growth in Natural Gas-Fired Generation, Says EIA Natural gas-fired generation has increased in most U.S. regions since 2015, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Friday. Annual gas-fired generation increased by 31% in the Northeast from 2015 to 2019, by 20% in the Central region and by 17% in the South, EIA said. … Continue reading Northeast Sees Stronger Growth in Natural Gas -Fired Generation, Says EIA

Natural gas – fired electricity generation grows 9 percent in first half of 2020

Natural gas-fired electricity generation grows 9 percent in first half of 2020 Natural gas-fired electricity generation increased 9 percent in the first half of 2020 compared to the previous year, reported the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Hourly Electric Grid Monitor. It was the fastest-growing source of electric power generation in the lower 48 states. … Continue reading Natural gas – fired electricity generation grows 9 percent in first half of 2020

California’s Shift From Natural Gas to Solar Is Playing a Role in Rolling Blackouts

California’s Shift From Natural Gas to Solar Is Playing a Role in Rolling Blackouts. California was beset by its first rolling blackouts since the 2001 energy crisis, as a heatwave slammed the Western U.S. Friday and Saturday. Electricity demand for air conditioning throughout the region stretched California’s power capacity and limited the state’s ability to … Continue reading California’s Shift From Natural Gas to Solar Is Playing a Role in Rolling Blackouts

Rethinking Future Investments in Natural Gas Infrastructure

Rethinking Future Investments in Natural Gas Infrastructure Cities and utilities across the United States are starting to reject natural gas — and not just for environmental reasons. Increasingly, the compelling economics of clean energy alternatives play a major role in these decisions. San Jose, the tenth largest city in the country, recently joined a string … Continue reading Rethinking Future Investments in Natural Gas Infrastructure

There’s plentiful gas on our doorstep. Let’s use it

There’s plentiful gas on our doorstep. Let’s use it As an independent group not beholden to any energy source, ISO-New England President-CEO Gordon van Welie, in his State of the Grid conference call Wednesday, simply laid out the challenges of the organization that runs the power-generating system to meet the demand for electricity, given the … Continue reading There’s plentiful gas on our doorstep. Let’s use it

Natural Gas and Renewable Energy to Continue Leading the Market

Natural Gas and Renewable Energy to Continue Leading the Market Cheap natural gas and social pressure to reduce carbon emissions give gas-fired power plants and renewable energy resources a competitive advantage over traditional coal and nuclear generation. Energy storage continues to gain traction as costs decrease and technology evolves. The more things change, the more … Continue reading Natural Gas and Renewable Energy to Continue Leading the Market