Almost two years after the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, the tragedy continues to make headlines.
This summer the US Environmental Protection Agency delayed finalizing the proposed standards for cooling water intake as described under section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act by another year, extending the deadline to June 27, 2013.
The carbon dioxide (CO2) capture plant at Plant Barry near Mobile, Ala., has passed the major milestone of 100,000 tons of CO2 captured successfully.
Quiet excitement marked the morning of Aug. 20, 2012, for the geologists and engineers of the Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (SECARB) as carbon dioxide (CO2) from a coal-fired power plant began flowing through a newly constructed pipeline, down an injection well and into the Paluxy Formation — 9,400 feet below ground surface.
The push for greater efficiency and capacity often drives steam turbine upgrades and the development of new turbine features.
Although construction on a new nuclear plant in the U.S. hasn't occurred since the 1970s, nuclear power has added a total of 6,194 MW to the grid via uprates since 1977, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Exelon alone added 1,100 MW to its existing nuclear fleet from 1998 to 2008.
Electric power generation uses substantial amounts of fresh, brackish, or saline water, principally for cooling of thermal power plants. In freshwater withdrawals, electric utilities are second only to agriculture.
The pressure to ensure safe fish passage and the health of tailrace waters has led federal agencies and turbine manufacturers to collaborate in improving the design of hydroelectric turbines.
A teaching hospital affiliated with the adjacent University of South Florida College of Medicine, Haley Hospital provides a full range of patient services with state-of-the-art technology and research.
Oklahoma, a state once known for oil and gas production, has quickly established itself as a major wind resource in the power generation industry.
From its inception, Tampa Electric's Polk Power Station was a pioneer.
The Leamington/Kingsville area on the Southern Ontario shores of Lake Erie is the greenhouse capital of Canada, home to more than 1,600 acres of greenhouses and five major food processing plants.
The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) was stayed in December 2011 and vacated on Aug. 21, 2012.
With over 38,000 MW of installed power generation across 11 states, American Electric Power (AEP) is one of the United States' largest generators of electricity.
There is an old adage that goes "out of sight, out of mind." This mindset is particularly appropriate when it comes to problems with infrastructure that is located underground.
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During his first four-year term, President Barack Obama's policies compelled power producers to plan the retirement of 15 percent of the nation's coal-fired generation capacity and killed the scope for building new capacity fired by coal.
The California Public Utilities Commission unanimously voted to begin an investigation into the extended outages of units 2 and 3 at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
Politics are fickle. Regardless of which candidate won the 2012 presidential election (I'm writing this at the end of September, so I don't know the winner yet.), there will be change in how electric generation emissions are regulated and how utility companies are treated by the EPA.
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) aggressive approach to regulating carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is exemplified by its April New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) proposal to regulate CO2 from almost all new fossil fuelled electric generating units (EGUs).
Renewable energy has emerged as a substantial source in the global energy mix, accounting for about a fifth of worldwide electricity production.
If you've not read the book or listened to the podcast Freakonomics, check it out some time.
Coal power generation in the U.S. stands at a crossroads. Abundant low-cost natural gas, federal environmental requirements and uncertainty over future regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are driving the closure of older, less-efficient coal units and cancellation of planned investments in new coal generation capacity.
About 50 miles northeast of Louisville, Ky., in a rural district on about 2,200 acres along the banks of the Ohio River is the Trimble County power station.
The pursuit of non-conventional sources of oil and gas requires that valves, bearings and other components be able to withstand the highly abrasive materials they process.
The ABB Low Voltage Products division has released TVOC-2, a new generation of its proprietary Arc Guard System that protects electrical equipment from dangerous electrical arc flashes.
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