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Dominion could spend $6bn on CO2 compliance in Virginia

10/20/2014

Staff at the Virginia agency charged with regulating electric utilities has found plenty to dislike in a federal plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Colorado Springs eyes heavy 2015 spending on coal emissions controls

10/20/2014

Colorado Springs Utilities has proposed a 2015 budget that includes heavy spending for new air emissions controls for its coal-fired Nixon and Drake power plants.

A Look Back: The 2013 Projects of the Year Award Winners

10/20/2014

CPS Energy to buy power from “clean coal”

10/09/2014

CPS Energy has announced it will purchase 200 MW of electricity from Summit Power Group’s Texas Clean Energy Project.

Coal News: Again, costs rise and completion delayed at Kemper

10/06/2014

Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) said Thursday that it will cost at least another $59 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County, pushing the total cost above $5.6 billion

Duke Energy creates coal ash management, advisory board

10/02/2014

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has announced the creation of two groups to help guide the company's strategy around coal ash storage solutions and coal combustion products.

Ameren Missouri announces plans to expand renewable portfolio, reduce CO2 emissions by 30%

10/02/2014

Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), filed a 20-year plan with the Missouri Public Service Commission to expand solar and wind power in the state.

Foster Wheeler to upgrade coal-fired power plant’s emission controls

09/23/2014

Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) said one of the company’s units was awarded a contract to optimize the wet flue gas desulfurization (wfgd) system at a coal-fired power plant in West Virginia.

Projects of the Year 2014 finalists named!

09/18/2014

The editors of Power Engineering and Renewable Energy World magazines and their respective websites have announced eleven finalists for the annual Projects of the Year Awards program.

N.J. law that subsidizes new power plant development is invalid

09/12/2014

A panel for a federal appeals court unanimously ruled that a New Jersey law meant to push new power plant builds is invalid.

Emerson Process Management named contractor for comprehensive controls replacement project

09/09/2014

Longview Power plant has named Emerson Process Management as its main automation contractor for a comprehensive and fast-track controls replacement project that will improve reliability at its facility in Maidsville, West Virginia, a 965-MW coal-fired, supercritical unit that serves Morgantown and surrounding communities.

DOE getting strong response to big money fossil tech RFP

08/22/2014

An official with the federal loan guarantee program told CoalGen Aug. 20 that the Department of Energy (DOE) is getting a strong repsonse to a government effort to help commercialize breakthrough fossil fuel technology.

Combined-cycle unit at Kemper IGCC power plant begins commercial operations

08/14/2014

The planned 582-MW Kemper County Energy Center’s combined-cycle unit was placed into commercial operation Aug. 14.

OG&E submits environmental compliance plan for three power plants

08/07/2014

After unsuccessfully challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E), a subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), filed an application with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission seeking approval of a plan to be in compliance with federal environmental regulations.  

Mississippi Power to convert from coal to natural gas at several units as part of agreement

08/04/2014

Mississippi Power will convert from coal to natural gas or retire several units at plants in south Mississippi and Greene County, Alabama, as part of an agreement to end litigation over construction of a coal-fired power plant in Kemper County.

Alabama Power to close coal-fired units, switch others to natural gas

08/01/2014

Alabama Power says federal regulations have forced the utility to close two coal-fired units and reduce or eliminate the use of coal at two more power plants by 2016.

Sargent & Lundy receives engineering contract for Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project

07/29/2014

Sargent & Lundy LLC has been awarded an Owner's Engineering contract by Petra Nova to continue providing engineering services for the Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project. 

FutureGen clean coal power project wins appeals court ruling

07/22/2014

A three-judge panel of the Illinois Appellate Court ruled that utilities can be required to impose a surcharge on customers’ bills to help pay for the $1.7 billion FutureGen 2.0 power plant.

Kentucky coal-fired power plant set to host $19.5mn carbon capture system

07/21/2014

A $19.5 million carbon capture pilot project is set to be located at Kentucky Utilities’ E.W. Brown Generating Station.

Natural gas, renewables to lead new capacity additions through 2040

07/16/2014

The reference case for the Energy Information Administration (EIA)’s Annual Energy Outlook 2014 predicts 351-GW of new electric generating capacity between 2013 and 2040 in the electric power and end-use sectors.