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Georgia Power to Permanently Close all 29 of Company's Ash Ponds


Georgia Power is preparing to permanently close all 29 of the company’s ash ponds in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Coal Combustion Residual Rule and the new Effluent Limitation Guidelines.

NRG Permits Coal-to-Gas Conversion at Shawville Plant in Pennsylvania


NRG REMA LLC has applied to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a proposed natural gas addition to the utility boilers at the coal-fired Shawville Generating Station located in Clearfield County, said the DEP in a notice published in the Sept. 26 Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Swedish Utility Vattenfall Sells German Coal Plants


Vattenfall AB says it is selling off its German coal plants, a major source of greenhouse gases, and its mining assets as the Swedish utility seeks to adjust its energy strategy.

Court Clears Duke Energy Plan to Clean More Coal-Ash Pits


Duke Energy has asked to add three power plants to the list of four plants where they will begin scooping the ash, which is leaking arsenic, lead and other pollutants into waterways.

Kansas Gets 1st Combined-Cycle Power Plant with Conversion of Coal-Fired Plant


Empire District Electric Co.’s Riverton Power Plant is in the process of being converted from coal to natural gas – the company's response to new emission standards for mercury, sulfur dioxide and particulate matter.

Broad Ohio Coalition Wants Renewable Energy Targets Restored


A broad coalition of state business, health, community and environmental groups called Wednesday for Ohio lawmakers to reinstate mandatory targets for the use of renewable and advanced energy sources such as wind, solar and clean coal.

Petrovietnam selects GE's high-efficiency steam turbines for new coal-fired power plant


GE is supplying two sets of high-efficiency steam turbines and generators for Petrovietnam’s new coal-fired thermal power plant in Soc Trang.

US construction spending reaches highest level in 7 years


U.S. construction spending in July climbed to its highest level in more than seven years, boosted by an increase in the building of houses, factories and power plants.

Deal for AGL comes at time of increasing "risk profile" for Southern, Moody finds


Now that Southern (NYSE:SO) has announced plans to buy AGL Resources (NYSE:GAS), Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed the Southern rating for commercial paper, but changed its outlook to “negative” on the utility holding company.

China, US to talk "clean coal" as industry struggles


U.S. officials and the governors of coal-rich Western states are meeting with Chinese energy officials in a bid to advance so-called clean-coal technologies that have struggled to gain traction.

TEPCO announces company restructuring


Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said it is restructuring the company April 1, 2016.

To stave off bankruptcy, PSC grants rate hike to Mississippi Power


With the undisputed evidence showing that Mississippi Power "stands on the brink of bankruptcy," the Mississippi Public Service Commission on Aug. 13 granted a temporary rate hike to this Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) subsidiary that allows cost recovery on the over-budget Kemper coal gasification project.

Moody's downgrades Mississippi Power over Kemper IGCC cost recovery


Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Southern (NYSE:SO) utility subsidiary Mississippi Power over lingering questions over rate recovery for the Kemper integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power plant.

San Juan plan moves forward as PNM reaches settlement with key parties


PNM Resources’ New Mexico Utility, Public Service Co. of New Mexico (PNM), today filed with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) a settlement agreement regarding the plan to retire two units at San Juan Generating Station (SJGS). Following discussions, PNM and several key parties agreed on modifications to the original stipulation filed in October 2014. The agreement requires approval by the NMPRC.


Tucson power plant to stop using coal, switch to natural gas


As part of its plan to diversify the resources it relies on to generate electricity, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) said Thursday it will stop burning coal at its largest local power plant.

Entergy Arkansas looks at end of coal use at White Bluff plant late next decade


The Sierra Club said Aug. 10 that the Entergy Arkansas (EAI) utility of Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR) has indicated plans for a proposed phase out of coal use at its White Bluff power plant in Redfield, Ark.

PacifiCorp clears way for permanent shutdown of Deer Creek coal mine in Utah


Due to quality issues with the coal reserves at PacifiCorp's Deer Creek mine in Utah and rising costs at PacifiCorp's wholly owned subsidiary, Energy West Mining, PacifiCorp believes the Deer Creek coal reserves are no longer able to be economically mined, said PacifiCorp parent Berkshire Hathaway Energy in its Aug. 7 quarterly Form 10-Q report.

Coal storage expansion causes dust concerns at Wisconsin power plant


With plans to increase the coal storage capacity at its Oak Creek power plant near Milwaukee, We Energies has recently raised concerns about human health and the environment. As reported in the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, residents have been joined by environmental organization Clean Wisconsin to request that state regulators force the utility to better control coal dust drifting from the plant into nearby neighborhoods.

Commercial start eyed for late 2016 on Texas carbon capture project


Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits


President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply.