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Judge rejects most claims in federal NSR lawsuit against Luminant

08/27/2015

A federal judge on Aug. 21 dismissed most of the claims of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a Clean Air Act case against Luminant Generation Co. LLC over coal-fired emissions, but left two of the claims in place for further review.

Local officials blame feds for delay in nuke dump reopening

08/24/2015

 

Making claims that have been drawing sharp criticism, the federal government said this week that an underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico can't reopen because of safety concerns and equipment setbacks.

FEEDing the Permitting Beast

08/21/2015

The battle for a good permit begins well before the application is submitted, with the initial Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and development of conceptual engineering information used as inputs to permit modeling and development.

Gas industry, enviros weigh in on EPA's methane reduction plan

08/19/2015

Industry and environmental groups sit on both sides of the fence after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released potential greenhouse gas emissions regulations for the oil and gas industry.

To stave off bankruptcy, PSC grants rate hike to Mississippi Power

08/19/2015

With the undisputed evidence showing that Mississippi Power "stands on the brink of bankruptcy," the Mississippi Public Service Commission on Aug. 13 granted a temporary rate hike to this Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) subsidiary that allows cost recovery on the over-budget Kemper coal gasification project.

US proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half

08/18/2015

The Obama administration is proposing to cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade in an unprecedented step to curb climate change.

Moody's downgrades Mississippi Power over Kemper IGCC cost recovery

08/17/2015

Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Southern (NYSE:SO) utility subsidiary Mississippi Power over lingering questions over rate recovery for the Kemper integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power plant.

Greenridge coal plant in NY to be revived - without coal

08/17/2015

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is out for public comment until Sept. 11 on an air permit change that would allow the revival of Unit 4 of the Greenidge power plant, shut since 2011, with coal no longer an allowed fuel.

Tucson power plant to stop using coal, switch to natural gas

08/13/2015

As part of its plan to diversify the resources it relies on to generate electricity, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) said Thursday it will stop burning coal at its largest local power plant.

Simple-cycle natural gas-fired power plant breaks ground

08/06/2015

Gemma Power Systems LLC received a limited notice to proceed to begin turnkey engineering, procurement and construction contract with Exelon West Medway II LLC for a simple-cycle natural gas-fired power plant in Massachusetts for $100 million.

U.S. carbon pollution from power plants hits 27-year low

08/05/2015

The Energy Department says heat-trapping pollution from U.S. power plants hit a 27-year low in April.

Commercial start eyed for late 2016 on Texas carbon capture project

08/05/2015

Brunswick combined-cycle power plant is 75% complete, Dominion says

08/05/2015

Dominion (NYSE:D) Chairman, President and CEO Thomas Farrell II said Aug. 5 that construction of the 1,400-MW Brunswick combined-cycle natural gas power plant in Virginia is 75% complete and there are roughly 1,400 workers on site.

Company to supply emissions control equipment for $4.7M

08/05/2015

Fuel Tech Inc. (Nasdaq: FTEK) received multiple air emissions control contracts totaling $4.7 million for customers in the U.S., Europe and China.

Nebraska to join other states challenging new EPA rules

08/04/2015

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson says the state will join others in a legal fight against new federal rules designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants.

Mitsubishi Hitachi companies launch emissions control unit

08/04/2015

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd. (MHPS), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mechatronics Systems Ltd. (MHI-MS), and Hitachi Plant Construction (HPC) will integrate the precipitator business of MHI-MS and HPC and launch a new MHPS group company.

NRC begins special inspection at uranium enrichment facility

08/03/2015

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) launched a special inspection at a uranium conversion facility in Illinois.

Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits

08/03/2015

President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply.

Final EPA Clean Power Plan seeks 32% CO2 cut by 2030

08/03/2015

The Obama administration said over the weekend that the revised Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan will seek a 32% reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030.

Vegas-area coal plant owners to pay $4.3M to settle lawsuit

07/30/2015

Operators of a coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas are agreeing to pay $4.3 million to settle a lawsuit and clean up contamination that neighboring Native Americans blame for health problems and water pollution.