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FutureGen clean coal power project wins appeals court ruling


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


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


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.

Texas clean coal project adds Chinese project partner


Summit Power Group signed two agreements that introduced a new project partner on Summit’s Texas Clean Energy Project (TCEP) and created an alliance between TCEP and China’s clean fossil fuel power plant, China Huaneng’s GreenGen.

Carbon capture project planned for coal-fired unit in Texas


Petra Nova Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) has formed a 50/50 joint venture with a subsidiary of JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corp. to build a $1 billion carbon capture project in Texas.

Danskammer plant on Hudson to restart with gas


The new owners of an idled power plant on the Hudson River say they plan to restart operations with natural gas instead of coal.

FERC: Renewables accounted for 88.2% of U.S. installed generating capacity in May


A report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects said the addition of wind, solar, biomass and hydropower accounted for 88.2 percent of U.S. installed generating capacity in May.

Kansas officials studying EPA greenhouse gas rule


Kansas officials are studying the federal government's plans for decreasing greenhouse gas emissions only days after the state approved a $2.8 billion coal-fired power plant.

Kansas gives go-ahead again to new coal plant


A state regulator has given the go-ahead again for the construction of a $2.8 billion coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas.

East Kentucky Power Cooperative seeks 200 MW of new capacity


East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) said May 16 that it is soliciting proposals for up to 200 MW of additional electric-generating resources to replace coal-fired plant capacity being deactivated as a result of federal emissions rules.

Modern Efficiency In Coal-Fired Production


While many power producers are shuttering their coal-fired generating assets and looking to other fuel sources to replace the generation capacity, Duke Energy has taken a more balanced approach in replacing the capacity lost from retiring older and less efficient units in its coal fleet.

Video: SaskPower and Vattenfall to work together on CCS technology


SaskPower and Vattenfall have signed an agreement to explore collaboration in the area of carbon capture and storage (CCS) opportunities.

EPA seeks public comment for FutureGen carbon sequestration project


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting public comment on proposed permits for the FutureGen carbon capture and sequestration project in Illinois.

Citizens group wants North Carolina review of Duke gas-fired project


A citizens group, NC WARN, on March 10 asked the North Carolina Utilities Commission to open up a review of a Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) plan for a gas-fired power plant in South Carolina, even though the group conceded that the North Carolina commission has no explicit power to do so.

Industry witnesses throw cold water on EPA claims about CCS technology


Alstom official: EPA rule would freeze carbon capture technology development

House launches EPA investigation on coal-fired power plant regulations


The House Energy and Commerce Committee are launching an investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) coal power plants regulations.

Pipeline approved for FutureGen carbon capture and storage project


Illinois regulators approved a 30-mile underground pipeline that would carry carbon dioxide (CO2) from the FutureGen 2.0 clean coal project to a storage site.

LG&E, KU Energy submits new coal ash landfill proposal near Trimble County Generating Station


After a previous proposal was rejected by state regulators, LG&E and KU Energy have resubmitted a new coal ash landfill proposal.

FutureGen clean coal power plant receives final approval


The FutureGen clean coal project received the final approval it needed in order to begin construction.

Critics blast EPA proposal to curb GHG emission from new power plants


Four months after U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy released a revised proposal to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants, the agency published the proposed rule in the Federal Register Wednesday.