California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

Legislators in Massachusetts’ State Senate expect to wrestle with the state’s high electricity costs, a debate that begins with a public hearing on Sept. 29. [Boston Globe] UK energy company Drax has abandoned a £1bn project to introduce carbon capture technology to cut emissions. [BBC News] Researchers have reported an advance on a potentially cheap… Keep reading →


With the recent EPA proposal concerning strict carbon levels from existing power plants, owners with facilities out of compliance generally have three options – retrofit to meet emissions standards, convert to an alternative fuel or close the plant. While natural gas conversion is a strong option for some plants, another alternative is either biomass cofiring or making… Keep reading →