Solar Energy to Account for Most New Generation in California

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Turnkey CCPP projects Sohar 2 and Barka 3 in the Sultanate of Oman enter commercial operation on schedule

xSiemens Energy and its consortium partner GS E&C have completed and commissioned the two turnkey combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) projects Sohar 2 and Barka 3 in the Sultanate of Oman on schedule. In 2012, both units went into operation in simple-cycle mode to help meet the country’s strongly growing demand for electric power.  » Continue…

Solar Energy to Account for Most New Generation in California

By Herman Trabish – Almost all of the new generation capacity in the California transmission system operator’s queue for the second half of 2013 is solar — 97 percent, to be exact. There are 1,633 megawatts of new generation capacity in the 2H 2013 queue.  » Continue…

Evolving Support for an Innovation Carbon Tax

By Matthew Stepp – Let’s look at an “Innovation Carbon Price” that ties 20 percent of carbon tax revenue to public energy innovation investments and 80 percent to strengthening corporate tax incentives for training, research, and equipment investments.  » Continue…

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