Atomic power, renewable energy and carbon capture and storage (CCS) must all be part of the low-carbon energy portfolio if the United States is to address climate change, panelists told a Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) conference May 14 in Washington, D.C.
A combination of weak coal markets, increased federal regulation of the coal mining business and lingering labor union obligations led Patriot Coal on May 12 back into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, following its emergence from Chapter 11 around the end of 2013.
Canadian Solar said May 7 that during the first quarter of 2015, its late-stage, utility-scale solar projects increased by approximately 1.0 GW to 2.5 GW, principally due to the acquisition of Recurrent Energy LLP.
Cloud Peak Energy, one of the largest U.S. coal producers and the only pure-play Powder River Basin coal company, said April 30 that shipments for the first quarter of 2015 were 19.7 million tons, down slightly as the Cordero Rojo Mine transitions to lower production rates.
SCANA (NYSE:SCG) officials are preparing their case before the Public Service Commission of South Carolina over the extended timeline sought by contractors for completion of Units 2 and 3 at the V.C. Summer nuclear station.
Coal and natural gas producer CONSOL Energy on April 28 reported net income of $79 million for the first quarter, compared to net income of $116 million from the year-earlier quarter, which included a loss from discontinued operations of $6 million.
Prices for metallurgical coal have fallen further since the beginning of the year and the market for this coal remains oversupplied, primarily due to indications of weakening demand in China, said Teck Resources on April 21 in reporting its results for the first quarter of this year.
Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. announced April 7 that it has supplied 15.5 MW of solar panels to Marina Energy, a photovoltaic project developer and engineering, procurement, and construction provider that is wholly-owned by South Jersey Industries.
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