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The Flexibility of Internal Combustion Engines


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


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?


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


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


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


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).

APS proposes closing three coal-fired units by 2020


Arizona Public Service said it would close a coal-fired unit and shut down two others by mid-2020 as part of a compromise with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Nooter/Eriksen awarded first North American HRSG behind the Mitsubishi M501J Gas Turbine


Nooter/Eriksen was recently awarded the contract from Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) to design and supply one Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) behind the Mitsubishi M501J gas turbine for the GRDA project located in Chouteau, Oklahoma.

DOE official: WIPP may not reopen for years


Officials with the U.S. Energy Department (DOE) say it may be years before the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico will reopen.

EPA gathers comments on Four Corners power plant


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comment on a proposed permit for a northwestern New Mexico power plant.

Consumers Energy nearing completion of $250M upgrade project


Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest utility, is nearing completion on a $250 million technology upgrade project at its largest power plant, the D.E. Karn/J.C. Weadock Generating Complex.

Supreme Court sides with Mississippi Power on emissions control regulations


The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Mississippi Power in the Mississippi Department of Revenue v. Mississippi Power Co., No. 2013-CA-01234-SCT.

Reducing Nox Emissions From The San Juan Generating Station


Public Service of New Mexico and Sargent & Lundy provide a detailed look at the work being performed on two coal-fired units at the San Juan Generating Station.

Carbon capture project planned for coal-fired unit in Texas


Petra Nova Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of NRG Energy has formed a 50/50 joint venture with a subsidiary of JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corp. to build a $1 billion carbon capture project in Texas.

A CCS Expansion


By most accounts, capturing and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) from a commercial-scale power plant is a risky undertaking due to the cost, liability and questions about the process.

ClearSign, Aera Energy demonstrate NOx emissions control technology in California


ClearSign Combustion Corp., a combustion and emissions control technology provider has entered into a Field Test Agreement with Aera Energy LLC to demonstrate and test its Duplex™ tile combustion technology in oil fields located in Kern County, California.

SaskPower shuts down Boundary Dam coal-fired Unit 2


Saskatchewan Power (SaskPower) will permanently close a coal-fired power unit next week.

NRG to invest $500mn in coal-fired power plant emissions upgrades


NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) said it is investing more than half a billion dollars to add emissions controls to several coal-fired power plants in Illinois by 2016.

OG&E submits environmental compliance plan for three power plants


After unsuccessfully challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E), a subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), filed an application with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission seeking approval of a plan to be in compliance with federal environmental regulations.  

Air quality control company providing system to Polish coal-fired power plant


Pennsylvania-based Marsulex Environmental Technology Corp. (MET) received a second order for its proprietary ammonium sulfate gas desulfurization (AS-FGD) system for a coal-fired power plant in Poland.