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Apr 14, 2014 to Apr 16, 2014 | Atlanta, GA
Apr 28, 2014 | New York, NY

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Wooing the Western Wind

How a move to bring power markets to the Great Plains has uncovered a crisis in grid planning.

Bruce W. Radford

They call the United States the “Saudi Arabia of Wind.” That’s due in large part to the huge potential of the Great Plains. But there’s a hole in the metaphor. Wind power development in some parts of the prairie is falling short of expectations.

Clear Skies for Gas

Unconventional sources brighten the U.S. supply outlook.

Henry R. Linden

The future of natural gas supplies in the United States looks promising due to rising projections of recoverable resources, including unconventional production. A strong supply outlook bodes well for using natural gas as a low-emission transportation fuel.

The New Gas Wisdom

Unconventional gas sources put a ceiling on future prices.

James C. Hendrickson and Dan Gabaldon

Unconventional gas and LNG are changing the outlook for future gas prices.

Back to Gas

Utility turbines bridge the capacity gap.

Scott M. Gawlicki

Utilities are turning to natural gas as a bridge fuel, and to support non-dispatchable renewables.

Riding on The Wind

Plug-in hybrids usher a new era for wind power.

Jeff Anthony

Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) open a new intersection between wind power and transportation.

Water Worries

With new plants pending, cooling requires serious thought.

William Atkinson

Cooling water shortages might force nuclear project developers to get creative.

The Capture-Committed Power Plant

Moving coal forward requires a clear path to CCS.

Jeffrey P. Price

‘Capture readiness’ hasn’t helped coal projects move forward, but a firm commitment might make the difference.

CEO Roundtable: Debating The Boucher Bill

Utilities consider imposing a retail surcharge to fund clean-tech R&D.

Michael T. Burr

Utility CEOs debate the merits of a retail surcharge to fund clean-tech R&D.

Good News for Coal

Resolving the climate debate gives coal a path forward.

Michael T. Burr, Editor-in-Chief

I met Congressman Rick Boucher (D-Va.) in November. He was speaking to attendees at EEI’s Finance Conference in Phoenix, and after his speech many people remarked that they wished other members of Congress were even half as well versed about the utility industry’s issues as Boucher seems to be.

Green Bailout

Congress pours tax benefits into efficiency and renewables.

Michael T. Burr, Editor-in-Chief

Of the many provisions in the bailout bill, few of them actually establish new federal policy. Instead, most just continue existing provisions that already were set to expire, and probably would have been enacted in some form—if not this session, then next session.

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