All Posts Tagged With: "natural gas fired plants"
Descending from the Pollution Plateau: Why Carbon Dioxide Emissions are Declining in the Mountain West and How to Keep it that Way comes on the heels of a study by the U.S. Department of Energy showing CO2 emissions in the United States at their lowest level since 1992.4Sep2012 | admin | 1 comment | Continued
The lab’s analysis found that from cradle to grave, coal-fired energy releases about 20 times as much GHG into the atmosphere per kilowatt-hour as solar energy. Wind and nuclear energy are on relative par with solar energy. Director Arvizu touched on the latest research in his presentation.15May2012 | admin | 3 comments | Continued
While some previous studies have emphasized the high cost of carbon taxes or caps, the new study shows that replacing coal with more gas generation, as well as renewable sources like wind, solar and geothermal energy, would result in only a moderate increase to consumers in the cost of electric power – at most, 20 percent.4Apr2012 | admin | 1 comment | Continued
The most optimistic projections describe an abundant domestic energy source that will create enormous numbers of jobs and lead to cleaner skies. Nationwide, the electricity generated by gas-fired plants has risen by more than 50 percent over the last decade, while coal-fired generation has declined slightly.16Jan2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Black Hills is seeking to recover the costs of two new natural gas-fired turbines at Pueblo, along with associated infrastructure and other utility expenses. The company is asking that new rates be implemented on Jan. 1, 2012, the projected commercial operations date of the new Pueblo Airport Generation Station.11Aug2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
House Bill 1240, sponsored by Rep. Spencer Swalm, R-Centennial, would have ended the three-year old practice of allowing utilities to plan out their power plant and power-purchasing decisions as if the passage of some type of cap-and-trade carbon tax were imminent.22Feb2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued