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Groups oppose call by New Mexico utility for higher rates


A proposal by New Mexico's largest electric provider to raise its rates is running into opposition.

Alliant subsidiary advances emissions projects at Iowa coal plants


Interstate Power and Light (IPL), which is a subsidiary of Alliant Energy (NYSE: LNT), told the Iowa Utilities Board that it is undertaking a number of emissions-control projects for coal-fired capacity under its approved Emission Plan and Budget (EPB).

Shell Chemical nears air permit for 250-MW power project in Pennsylvania


Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC is close to an air permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for the construction of a petrochemicals complex, which will include a 250-MW power plant, to be located on the site formerly occupied by Horsehead Corp.'s Monaca Zinc Smelter plant in Potter and Center townships in Beaver County.

Low carbon standard passes Ill. Senate committee


An Illinois Senate committee passed a bill that would establish a low carbon standard that would help the state’s nuclear power plants.

B&W lands $40M emission control contract for Colorado Springs Utilities


Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG, NYSE: BWC) has been awarded a contract valued at $40.3 million by Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) to engineer, procure, construct and commission an emissions control project for the Ray D. Nixon Power Plant, south of Colorado Springs.

New Mexico regulators to hear from public about power plant


New Mexico regulators are scheduled to take more public testimony on a plan to shutter half of an aging coal-fired power plant that supplies communities around the Southwest.

Upgrading America's Coal Plants


Coal will remain the dominant source of power generation in the U.S. for many years to come. Learn about retrofit projects designed to decrease emissions and keep three coal plants operational for another 20 years.

The Clean Power Plan, FutureGen, EPA and Jumbo Shrimp


The Obama administration's policy on coal is like "jumbo shrimp." It's full of irony and contradictions.

Alberta’s largest natural gas-fired facility reaches operations


ENMAX Corp. (ENMAX) and Capital Power Corp. (TSX: CPX, Capital Power) announced that the Shepard Energy Centre — an 800-MW natural gas-fired, combined-cycle facility located in east Calgary, Canada — is now fully operational.

Power plant emissions control developer signs contracts in U.S. & China


Fuel Tech Inc. (Nasdaq: FTEK) received $4.8 million worth of air emission control projects in the U.S. and China.

NRG Texas Power nears permit for new unit at Bertron power plant


The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on March 10 posted to its website a March 6 notice that it intends to approve a greenhouse gas permit for NRG Texas Power LLC covering the planned Unit 5 at the SR Bertron power plant in Harris County.

B&W Vølund awarded $220M contract for biomass power plant project


The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) announced today that its Denmark-based subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S, has been awarded contracts totaling more than $220 million to design, manufacture, and operate a biomass power plant in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England.

Miss. Power Co. announces start of gasifier at Kemper plant


Mississippi Power Co. announced Monday that it had fired up gasifiers at its Kemper County power plant for the first time.

MS Power coal-to-gas conversion nearly complete


A coal-to-gas conversion project at a power plant operated by Mississippi Power is nearly complete.

Toshiba steam generator in operations at Kemper IGCC power plant


A Toshiba steam turbine is now operational at the Kemper county Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Plant in Mississippi.

U.S. utilities will adapt to energy policy changes


A report says utilities in the U.S. will be able to adapt to changing market conditions, regulatory procedures and emerging trends and technologies.

Comparing Natural Gas and Diesel Generator Sets


Our expert offers a comparison of natural gas and diesel generators and details the operating realities associated with both fuels.

KCP&L to stop burning coal at six units


Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) said it will stop burning coal at three of its coal-fired power plants.

Mississippi Power must refund $281mn to customers for Kemper IGCC project


WVa House passes bill letting lawmakers OK state carbon plan


The House of Delegates has passed a bill letting lawmakers approve state plans to meet proposed federal carbon emission standards.