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EPA gathering information on proposed power plant rules

10/21/2014

As the Dec. 1 deadline for the comment period on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan approaches, the agency continues to gather information on the proposal, Sarah Dunham, director, Office of Atmospheric Programs with the EPA said on Oct. 14.

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

Some states fear ‘2020 cliff’ under EPA Clean Power Plan

10/15/2014

While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan seeks to have states cut power sector CO2 emissions 30% by 2030, most reductions must be realized well before then, officials from Michigan and Kentucky said Oct. 14.

Exelon, CB&I, 8 Rivers develop zero emission natural gas-fired project

10/15/2014

CB&I (NYSE: CBI), Exelon Generation (NYSE: EXC) and 8 Rivers Capital have teamed to build a $140 million demonstration power plant that produces zero emissions from natural gas.

Fluor to retrofit AEP coal-fired power plant in Oklahoma

10/09/2014

Fluor Corp. (NYSE: FLR) was contracted to provide emissions control retrofits at American Electric Power (AEP, NYSE: AEP)’s Northeastern power station in Oklahoma.

SaskPower successfully captures carbon dioxide, delivers to oilfield

10/06/2014

The $1.35 billion Boundary Dam carbon capture and storage project has successfully completed its CCS chain by piping captured carbon dioxide to a nearby oilfield.

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.

Companies to increase N. America activated carbon manufacturing capacity

10/01/2014

Cabot Corp. (NYSE: CBT) and Westmoreland Coal Co. (Nasdaq: WLB) said they plan to increase activated carbon manufacturing capacity in North America.

National lab radioactive clean up work handed over to new entity

09/29/2014

Clean up work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico has reportedly been given to another group amid a shakeup at the lab.

PPL permits gas firing at big Brunner Island coal plant

09/29/2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in a notice in the Sept. 27 Pennsylvania Bulletin that it plans to issue an air permit change allowing gas firing at PPL Corp.'s (NYSE: PPL) Brunner Island coal-fired plant.

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.

Slideshow: 2013 Top 5 Cleanest Coal Plants - SO2

09/22/2014

Peabody Energy recently ranked the top 5 cleanest burning coal-fired power plants in the U.S. under three categories: SO2 emissions, NOx emissions and best heat rate.

The Flexibility of Internal Combustion Engines

09/19/2014

Fossil fuels will increasingly be called upon to provide peaking power when wind and solar generation is not available. Explore the benefits and costs of gas-powered generator sets.

Governor: Montana can cut carbon, keep jobs

09/19/2014

Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday that Montana can comply with the Obama administration's climate pollution reduction proposal, even while protecting energy sector jobs and avoiding the closure of coal plants that account for a major share of emissions.

Why Should You Care About Coal?

09/19/2014

As masses of arctic air swept down from the North Pole to engulf much of the U.S. last winter, the nation's fleet of coal-fired power plants was called on to keep us warm amid frigid temperatures spawned by what's popularly known as the polar vortex.

EPA puts out draft permit on 225-MW Texas project

09/17/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is out for public comment until Oct. 17 on a draft air permit for the Red Gate power plant project of South Texas Electric Cooperative (STEC).

Consumers Energy reach settlement on alleged violations with EPA, DOJ

09/17/2014

Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest utility, and a subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), reached agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that addresses alleged past violations of New Source Review and provisions of the Clean Air Act.

GAO: Federal agencies must jointly monitor effects of emissions regulations

09/15/2014

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) updated a report that said electricity prices may increase as more coal-fired power plants are shut down due to regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).