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2025: A Murky Mix

Which power technologies will dominate?

Fortnightly Magazine - December 2007

concerns. While neither appears likely in the next 10 to 15 years, stranger things have happened.



1. The increase in the price of natural gas in 2005 was due in large part to the active Atlantic Basin hurricane season in the third quarter of 2005.

2. Shuster, Eric, “Tracking New Coal-Fired Power Plants: Coal’s Resurgence in Electric Power Generation,” National Energy Technology Laboratory. May 1, 2007.

3. Cassell, Barry, “Tampa IGCC becomes fourth Florida coal project to bite the dust,” SNL Interactive, Oct. 04, 2007.

4. “Expected New Nuclear Power Plant Applications,” Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Updated Oct. 01, 2007.

5. Lindsay, Mark, “MarketWeek: Analysts wonder how much NRG's proposed nuclear project will cost,” SNL Interactive, Sept. 28, 2007.

6. Barber, Wayne, “Moody’s sees high risk in building new nuclear generation capacity,” SNL Interactive, Oct. 10, 2007.

7. Example: Cassell, Barry, “Florida PSC unanimously rejects FPL application for coal-fired Glades project,” SNL Interactive. June 05, 2007.

8. “FERC: Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the US.,” Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, accessed Oct. 9, 2007.

9. “AWEA Wind Power Projects Database,” American Wind Energy Association, Accessed Oct. 9, 2007.