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Wyoming carbon-capture lab planning moves ahead

06/29/2015

Officials are studying researcher's requirements as they deliberate where a laboratory to test out carbon-capture technology at a Wyoming coal-fired power plant should be located.

Alabama Power reaches coal-fired power plant emissions control settlement

06/26/2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice lodged a proposed modification with Alabama Power to further reduce coal-fired power plant emissions.

SaskPower launches Carbon Capture Test Facility

06/23/2015

Last Thursday SaskPower officially launched its Carbon Capture Test Facility (CCTF) in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada. Built in partnership with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd., the CCTF is a high-tech laboratory that uses a small amount of exhaust (flue) gas from the neighboring Shand Power Station and allows researchers to test equipment, chemical innovation, or engineering designs in a highly controlled environment.

Using Advanced Modeling to Accelerate the Scale-Up of Carbon Capture Technologies

06/18/2015

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is one of many approaches that is critical for significantly reducing domestic and global CO2 emissions. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Clean Coal Technology Program Plan envisions second-generation CO2 capture technologies ready for demonstration-scale testing around 2020, with the goal of enabling commercial deployment by 2025.

Coal-To-Gas Plant Conversions in the U.S.

06/18/2015

As anyone familiar with the U.S. utility industry can tell you, the power generation business is cyclical. Fuel prices, regulations and capacity needs create periods of peak new-build and plant upgrade activity necessary to meet the demands of the market.

Emissions levels can peak by 2020, IEA says

06/15/2015

Global energy emissions could peak as soon as 2020 if the world bans the construction of new coal-fired power stations, phases out subsidies for fossil fuels, and increases the use of power fueled by nuclear, natural gas and renewable resources, according to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA).  

Natural gas-fired power plant in Delaware substantially completed

06/04/2015

Oklahoma-based Matrix Service Co. said that it’s subsidiary, Matrix North American Construction, substantially completed the Calpine (NYSE: CPN) Garrison Energy Center, an EPC joint venture with Parsons Brinckerhoff.

West Virginia PSC approves base rate hike for Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power

05/28/2015

The West Virginia Public Service Commission on May 26 authorized the Appalachian Power Co. (APCo) and Wheeling Power Co. (WPCo) subsidiaries of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) for an overall increase in rates of $123.5 million.

French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear use

05/26/2015

France's lower house of parliament has approved a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures.

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05/21/2015

Solvay and Enirgi Chemicals form joint venture

05/20/2015

Solvay and Enirgi Chemicals have created a 50-50 joint venture to speed up the development and offering of sodium bicarbonate based products and solutions to reduce airborne emissions from power plants in North America.

DOE issues analysis of revamped Texas Clean Energy coal gasification project

05/18/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy on May 13 released a final supplemental analysis on the Texas Clean Energy Project (TCEP) of Summit Texas Clean Energy LLC, which covers some major changes to this coal gasification project, including a reduction in planned coal feed and the addition of options to fire the facility with regular natural gas.

Entergy Arkansas sees too many known unknowns to file a resource plan this year

05/04/2015

Citing uncertainties in areas ranging from clean-air compliance for coal-fired capacity and a pending deal to buy an existing gas-fired unit, Entergy Arkansas Inc. (EAI) on May 1 asked the Arkansas Public Service Commission for a delay of up to one year on its Oct. 31 deadline to filed its latest Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).

DOE projects captures, stores 10 million metric tons of CO2

04/28/2015

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a group of carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects supported by the DOE have safely captured 10 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).

Judge upholds sale of coal-fired power plant stake

04/20/2015

A judge affirmed a Kentucky Public Service Commission ruling that approved a utility’s plan to buy half of a 1,560-MW coal-fired power plant in West Virginia.

CCS: A Tale of Federal Discombobulation

04/15/2015

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White paper looks at state compliance with Clean Power Plan

04/15/2015

Cost-effectiveness, electric system reliability and achievement of the environmental goal “with integrity,” are key factors that state must consider in light of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan, according to a recent white paper distributed by the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Coal-fired power plant to close April 15

04/15/2015

Georgia Power said its coal-fired Plant Branch will close for good before an April 16th deadline.

Bechtel to build combined-cycle power plant in Ohio

04/09/2015

Bechtel was a awarded a contract from Carroll County Energy LLC, an affiliate of Advanced Power, to build a 700-MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle generating facility in Carroll County, Ohio.

Fuel Tech receives emission control contracts worth $2.2M

04/08/2015

Fuel Tech, Inc. — an engineering solutions company focused on combustion systems and emissions control in utility and industrial applications — has secured multiple air pollution control (APC) contracts from customers in China and the US, valued at approximately $2.2 million.