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Light at the end of the Tunnel

01/21/2015

The Keystone Pipeline is no stranger to controversy from environmentalists in the United States.

GE gas-fired turbines to power TVA coal replacement project

01/16/2015

GE (NYSE: GE) will supply two natural gas-fired turbine generators to help in the replacement of a coal-fired power plant in Tennessee.

Top 10 most read articles from 2014

01/14/2015

We take a look back at the stories that you, the reader, read the most this year.

Potential high court MATS victory could mean life extension for 48 GW of at-risk coal

01/12/2015

In the event that the U.S. Supreme Court throws out a key Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mercury rule, up to 48 GW of endangered coal-fired generation could stave off retirement, Bernstein Research suggested in a Jan. 12 analysis.

WildEarth Guardians appeals air permit for Deseret's Bonanza coal plant

01/12/2015

A permit for a Utah coal-fired power plant issued in December to Deseret Generation & Transmission Cooperative falls short of complying with federal air quality laws, said WildEarth Guardians, so it has appealed the permit to the U.S. Environmental Appeals Board.

Indiana Michigan nears permit for Rockport Unit 1 SCR project

01/05/2015

The Indiana Office of Air Quality (OAQ) is taking comment until Jan. 31 on a draft air permit revision allowing the Indiana Michigan Power unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) to install a new air emissions control on one of the two, 1,300-MW units at the coal-fired Rockport plant.

New Mexico regulators weigh power plant proposal

01/05/2015

State regulators are taking testimony on a plan that calls for shutting down part of an aging coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico that provides electricity to more than 2 million people in the Southwest.

TVA approves additional coal-fired emissions controls in Ky.

01/05/2015

The Board of Directors for the TVA voted to add more air emissions controls to units 1 and 4 at the Shawnee Fossil Plant in Kentucky.

TVA will upgrade pollution controls at Ky. power plant

01/02/2015

A coal-fired power plant in western Kentucky built in the 1950s is getting emission upgrades on two of its generating units.

Entergy adds new gas-fired power plant in Louisiana

01/02/2015

For the first time in nearly 30 years, Entergy Louisiana (NYSE: ETR) added a new 560-MW power plant to its fleet with the completion of the Ninemile 6 combined-cycle gas turbine unit in Westwego.

EPA unveils SO2 scrubber-reliant haze plan for Texas

12/15/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new regional haze SO2 reduction requirements for Texas based on a series of presumed scrubber installations and scrubber upgrades on 14 coal-fired power plant units.

National Grid joins proposal for 300-mile cable in Maine

12/10/2014

Utility giant National Grid is partnering with a company that specializes in underwater cable projects in an alliance seeking to build a 300-mile cable to bring Canadian hydropower and Maine wind power to Greater Boston to help meet the energy needs of power-hungry southern New England, the companies announced Tuesday.

Major U.S. Power Plants Awarded “Clean Coal” Honors

12/09/2014

Electric Power Company, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), was honored for leadership in deploying advanced technologies that deliver ultra-low emissions as part of Peabody Energy’s inaugural Advanced Energy for Life “Clean Coal Awards.”

U.S. Coal Losing Power Business Dominance but Not Going Away

12/09/2014

Coal’s long dominant role in U.S. power generation is steadily losing ground to natural gas, but coal isn’t going away anytime soon.

Duke Energy’s Hines Energy Complex Takes Attendees Behind the Scenes

12/09/2014

Mild weather and rain didn’t stop the more than 30 POWER-GEN International attendees from loading onto a bus headed to Duke Energy’s Hines Energy Complex, for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour.

Power Engineering, Renewable Energy World announce Projects of the Year!

12/08/2014

Editors from Renewable Energy World and Power Engineering reviewed each nominee and selected the four winners based on the technology that was employed as well as the projects’ impact on the industry at large and on the communities in which they were installed.

Echogen Power Systems’ introduces waste heat recovery system during POWER-GEN International

12/07/2014

Echogen Power Systems, a producer of scalable sCO2 based heat-to-power systems, announced the commercial availability of its 7.3-MW EPS100 heat engine system as a turnkey solution during POWER-GEN International, the world’s largest exhibition designed to connect key suppliers and service providers with industry decision makers.

EPA proposes smog standards under Clean Air Act

11/26/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new smog, or ozone, standards under the Clean Air Act after recent scientific evidence showed harmful effects of ground-level smog.

Under Attack

11/25/2014

Power plants, pipelines, refineries, and even golf courses – regardless of the type of project you plan to construct, there is always a risk that someone, somewhere will oppose your idea or how you plan to construct it.

Range And Applicability Of Heat Rate Improvements

11/25/2014

A power plant's heat rate measures the input of heat energy into the plant, relative to the output of electrical energy from that plant.