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Benchmarks

As Latin America swoons, the electricity sector holds on tight.

Jeffrey Barron

Fighting to Privatize

As Latin America swoons, the electricity sector holds on tight.

The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) World Economic Outlook September 2002 gives a fragile outlook in the short-term for Latin America. In 2002, regional output contracted by 2.5 percent in the first quarter (compared with the final quarter of 2001) and is expected to fall in 2002 as a whole, according to the IMF.

Off Peak

Power plants choose that most renewable of fuels.

Dung Deal

Power plants choose that most renewable of fuels.

Power from pig poop. Sounds like a skit from Saturday Night, but it's not. In July, a bona fide dung-fired power plant came online in that most proper of nations, Great Britain. And according to the firm behind the project, Farmatic UK, the plant could be the first of many in Britain.

Dung-fired power plants are also popular in Germany and Denmark, which each has about 20 large-scale plants operating.

Gas Turbinemania: The Merchant Power Plant

Why it happened? Who lost in the bust? Who will survive to build another turbine?
Robert L. Sansom and A. Michael Schaal

Why it happened? Who lost in the bust? Who will survive to build another turbine?

The period from late 2001 to April 2002 witnessed a classic industry shakeout as a result of a merchant power development sector that became too ambitious in its power plant development plans.

Off Peak

EPA director steps down, and tells you why.

Off Peak

 

April 1 , 2002

 

I Quit!

 

EPA director steps down, and tells you why.

March 3, 2002

News Analysis

Experts debate whether Bush's Clear Skies plan on power plant emissions clears the way for better emissions technologies.
Jennifer Alvey is associate editor at Public Utilities Fortnightly.

News Analysis

 

Revisiting California

Market power after two years.
Robert McCullough

 

Nuclear and Coal: Rebirth on the Horizon?

An analysis of the business opportunities behind coal and nuclear plant expansion.
Mark Hand

 

An analysis of the business opportunities behind coal and nuclear plant expansion.

Electric power industry trade publications and the popular media have noted a growing interest in the rebirth of both nuclear power and coal-fired generation. These technologies would be a supplement to, or an alternative to, the natural gas fired generation that appears to be the predominant fuel and technology for new power generation facilities in the coming decade.

Frontlines

Utilities face huge costs of complying with new EPA standards.
Richard Stavros

Frontlines

The Brink of Ruin?

 

 

Declaring Emergencies in California: The Realities of ISO Operation

An independent system operator's view on the energy crisis and the realities of maintaining reliability.
Ziad Alaywan

Declaring Emergencies in California: The Realities of ISO Operation

 

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