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Power4Georgians gets 18-month extension on coal plant air permit

10/29/2014

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division on Oct. 15 granted Power4Georgians LLC a break on an 850-MW, coal-fired power project, allowing the company an extra 18 months, until April 14, 2016, to begin project construction under a current air permit.

U.S. coal-fired power plants to use Cabot mercury control products

10/29/2014

Cabot Corp. (NYSE: CBT) signed two new contracts to provide activated carbon products to coal-fired plant customers in five U.S. states.

New emissions control equipment dramatically improves air quality at DTE Energy's Monroe Power Plant

10/28/2014

DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) has completed a project at the Monroe coal-fired power plant to reduce emissions and improve air quality in the region. DTE has invested nearly $2 billion since 2000 on environmental upgrades at the plant.

B&W receives $35M supply contract for boilers, equipment to University of Alaska

10/27/2014

The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (NYSE: BWC) announced that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group Inc. (B&W PGG), has entered into a contract, worth more than $35 million, to design and manufacture two boilers, air quality control equipment, and a pulse jet fabric filter baghouse for particulate control, fuel feed system, boiler auxiliaries, dry sorbent injection system and structural steel, for a power plant owned by the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Carbon capture, conversion pilot project opening in Texas

10/24/2014

The Department of Energy (DOE) and Skyonic Corp. marked the opening of a project demonstration for converting carbon dioxide into commercial products.

Video: Gemma Power Systems completes ETEC’s 49 MW biomass power project ahead of schedule

10/23/2014

Gemma Power Systems, LLC (GPS) has completed the construction of Texas Electric Cooperative (ETEC)’s 49.9-MW Woodville Renewable Power Project, a biomass facility, three months ahead of schedule.

U.S. CO2 emissions drop in past five of eight years, EIA says

10/23/2014

Emissions reductions in the electric power sector lead a decline in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in five of the past eight years, according to analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Tecogen supplies emission retrofit system to natural gas generator in California

10/22/2014

Tecogen Inc. has entered into a contract to supply its emissions retrofit system, Ultra, for a natural gas emergency generator.

GRDA to pay $296M to construct combined-cycle plant in Oklahoma

10/21/2014

Northeast Oklahoma's Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) directors reached an agreement, on Monday, to pay a $296.9 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a 495-MW combined-cycle power plant near Chouteau, Oklahoma.

NETL Research Zeroes in on Improving Chemical Looping Technology

10/21/2014

Researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) are closing in on key improvements to an evolving energy technology known as Chemical Looping Combustion (CLC). Learn how NETL is making CLC even more efficient and economical.

Bolstering Coal-Fired Plant Economics

10/21/2014

The economics of power generation with fossil fuels, in particular the viability of U.S. coal-fired plants, are profoundly affected by factors such as capital cost, operation and maintenance cost, fuel price, labor cost, and especially the present and potential future regulations governing control of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

EPA gathering information on proposed power plant rules

10/21/2014

As the Dec. 1 deadline for the comment period on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan approaches, the agency continues to gather information on the proposal, Sarah Dunham, director, Office of Atmospheric Programs with the EPA said on Oct. 14.

Dominion could spend $6bn on CO2 compliance in Virginia

10/20/2014

Staff at the Virginia agency charged with regulating electric utilities has found plenty to dislike in a federal plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Colorado Springs eyes heavy 2015 spending on coal emissions controls

10/20/2014

Colorado Springs Utilities has proposed a 2015 budget that includes heavy spending for new air emissions controls for its coal-fired Nixon and Drake power plants.

A Look Back: The 2013 Projects of the Year Award Winners

10/20/2014

Some states fear ‘2020 cliff’ under EPA Clean Power Plan

10/15/2014

While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan seeks to have states cut power sector CO2 emissions 30% by 2030, most reductions must be realized well before then, officials from Michigan and Kentucky said Oct. 14.

Exelon, CB&I, 8 Rivers develop zero emission natural gas-fired project

10/15/2014

CB&I (NYSE: CBI), Exelon Generation (NYSE: EXC) and 8 Rivers Capital have teamed to build a $140 million demonstration power plant that produces zero emissions from natural gas.

Fluor to retrofit AEP coal-fired power plant in Oklahoma

10/09/2014

Fluor Corp. (NYSE: FLR) was contracted to provide emissions control retrofits at American Electric Power (AEP, NYSE: AEP)’s Northeastern power station in Oklahoma.

SaskPower successfully captures carbon dioxide, delivers to oilfield

10/06/2014

The $1.35 billion Boundary Dam carbon capture and storage project has successfully completed its CCS chain by piping captured carbon dioxide to a nearby oilfield.

Ameren Missouri announces plans to expand renewable portfolio, reduce CO2 emissions by 30%

10/02/2014

Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), filed a 20-year plan with the Missouri Public Service Commission to expand solar and wind power in the state.