North America

All news, projects, policy, legislation and reports concerning power and electricity generation and the energy sector at large in continental North America, with specific focus on North American utilities, the Department of Energy or DOE, executive orders from the Whitehouse and the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Key areas include Canada, California, Florida, Hawaii, Texas and the Carolinas.

Utilities must carry the flame of the climate torch says Wärtsilä Energy president Sushil Purohit.

Carrying the climate torch

The US President has lit the spark on a net zero energy system – utilities must now carry the flame says Wärtsilä Energy president Sushil Purohit.
Redefining perovskite

Redefining perovskite

Laura Schelhas explains why perovskites are causing a buzz in solar.

Reactors worth their salt

Why molten salt reactors could offer a revolution in clean energy, by Ondrej Chvala of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee.

Mitsubishi’s H-25 gas turbines to burn ammonia commercially by 2025

Mitsubishi Power is developing a 40MW gas turbine that would be fueled 100% by ammonia.

Unforeseen circumstances to blame for Texas electricity fiasco

Bill Magness outlined the events that took place between February 14 and 18 that led to the humanitarian crisis that many Texas residents are still in the midst of now.

Texas AG investigates ERCOT, utilities over deadly winter storm outages

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will investigate the state’s electricity system operator and other utilities in the wake of last week’s deep freeze and resulting power outages.

US to decouple Ethiopian aid from Grand Renaissance Dam dispute

The US will de-link its suspension of millions of dollars of aid to Ethiopia from its policy on the contested Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and hydro project.

Blackouts continue in Texas as cold weather lingers

Millions of people in the US state of Texas are still without electricity and water to date as a result of the cold weather that has swept across southern US.

Op-Ed: Fossil fuels versus renewables as global temperatures plummet

This week debates have heated up about the world's shift away from fossil fuels, as frigid temperatures have wreaked havoc from Turkey to Texas.

Cryptocurrency mining-as-a-service proposed to smooth load imbalances

The US startup Digital Power-Optimization is seeking to secure under-utilised renewable power generation assets. The growth in Bitcoin and...

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