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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

"Obituary. FutureGen2.0, Washington, D.C. (2003-2015). Cause of death: suffocation. No funeral planned. The family requests no flowers. Donations suggested to the Dept. of Energy."

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.

FERC, EEI, DOE officials weigh in on EPA Clean Power Plan

04/06/2015

A member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the deputy secretary with the Department of Energy (DOE) and a vice president of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) on April 2 offered differing perspectives on challenges posed by a federal plan to slash power sector carbon emissions.

Groups oppose call by New Mexico utility for higher rates

04/01/2015

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

04/01/2015

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

03/30/2015

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

03/27/2015

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

03/25/2015

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

03/18/2015

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.