POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Jan. 13, 2015

Wholesale power prices rose in 2014; MATS decision could extend coal power generation; Record-breaking solar cell


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:

  • Record-high natural gas prices and high energy demand during a very cold winter drove wholesale on-peak power prices up by 16 percent last year compared to 2013, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Monday.
  •  “In the event that the U.S. Supreme Court throws out a key Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mercury rule, up to 48 GW of endangered coal-fired generation could stave off retirement, Bernstein Research suggested in a Jan. 12 analysis,” Electric Light & Power writes. The court is expected to render a decision by the end of June.
  • An Arizona lab says it has broken the world record for a solar cell converting sunlight to electricity with a conversion rate of 46 percent – double the efficiency of most common solar cells, Arizona Republic reports.
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