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Corrupt practices: Hitachi suffers $19M fine for kickback scheme

Hitachi agreed to pay $19 million in fines to settle charges made by U.S. regulators that the Japanese conglomerate violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in connection with projects at two power plants in South Africa.

Another NRG Energy casualty? Moody's readying to downgrade NRG Yield

NRG's stock price has lost more than one third of its value in recent weeks.

Breaking wind records in Texas

On Sunday night, wind farms in Texas generated a record output of 11,467 megawatts, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) said on Monday.

California Nightmare: Wildfire damages world's largest geothermal plant

The wildfire, which local residents call the "Valley Fire," caused damage at five of the 14 power plants located at the facility.

Scandal plagues world's largest hydropower plant

Chinese government auditors have uncovered a new set of accounting problems at the Three Gorges dam, the largest hydropower plant in the world, according to Reuters.

Homegrown wind: Canada surpasses 10 GW

The commissioning of K2 Wind allowed Canada to surpass 10 GW of installed wind energy capacity-- making it the seventh country in the world to reach this level.

Unique and global challenges: Top gas-fired plants are known for addressing both

POWER Magazine has officially announced winners of its 2015 Top Plants in the gas-fired generation category. This year's winners are sited in very different locations, climates, and political and economic environments around the world-- deploying diverse state-of-the-art technologies to address both unique and global challenges.

Taking the first step: Michigan filing CPP compliance plan

A recent announcement by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder puts the state on track to meeting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants and demonstrates a commitment to Michigan's low-carbon energy future.

Fossil fuels beware: NYS considering carbon tax bill

Assembly members Kevin Cahill and Barbara Lifton have introduced a carbon tax bill into the Assembly that would tax carbon emissions with the ultimate goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions in New York State-- starting a discussion at the state level on what a market-based solution to climate change should look like.

Powerhouse merger to create second largest U.S. utility

The boards of directors of both Southern Company and AGL Resources have approved a definitive merger agreement to create one of the leading electric and gas utility company in the United States.