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The Perils of “Shoddy Maintenance” for Power Plants

The Perils of “Shoddy Maintenance” for Power Plants

Last fall, a legal battle was initiated when a unit of Marathon Petroleum Corp. sued BP subsidiaries over alleged “shoddy maintenance,” as reported by Industry Week. The charges? According to Marathon, BP failed to adequately maintain and repair a refinery in Texas City before selling… read more

Natural Gas Is Beating Coal - for Now. Will It Last?

Natural Gas Is Beating Coal – for Now. Will It Last?

In 2016, according to the Energy Information Administration, something significant happened in the domestic energy industry: for most of last year, natural gas became the number one source for electricity generation in the U.S. – ahead of coal. This was not unforeseen; experts have been… read more

A Trump Administration May Not Mean Big Changes for Biomass

A Trump Administration May Not Mean Big Changes for Biomass

Since the election last November, everyone in the energy sector has wondered what changes will impact industry under a new Trump administration. Earlier, we wrote about where the coal industry will go under President Trump. The verdict was clear: even with a pro-coal mindset, there… read more

Common Sense Solutions for Minimizing Biomass Plant Emissions

Common Sense Solutions for Minimizing Biomass Plant Emissions

The energy industry lives now in a world defined by regulations controlling power plant emissions. The toughest anti-emission regulations the industry has ever known have been put into place over the past eight years, and while a Trump administration will undoubtedly attempt to scale back… read more