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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.

Report: Combined-cycle unit additions hit 15-year low in 2013


The addition of combined-cycle units in 2013 dropped 50 percent from capacity additions in 2012, a 15-year low.

Pennsylvania agency works on air permits for 1,300-MW project


The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in an Aug. 23 notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin that it has gotten an air permit application from Lackawanna Energy Center LLC to construct a natural gas-fired combined-cycle plant to produce a nominal 1,300 MW in Jessup Borough, Lackawanna County.

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.

Uncertainty perhaps the only sure thing about EPA Clean Power Plan


Nearly three months after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its Clean Power Plan, electric utilities and many states are still trying to grasp the proposal to cut carbon emissions 30% by 2030.

Florida Gov. meets with climate scientists


Florida Gov. Rick Scott met with climate scientists Tuesday.

Basin Electric discusses carbon capture technology with DOE head


Moniz learned about the technology used at the Synfuels Plant to convert coal into natural gas and other products, including carbon dioxide.

Luminant CEO says EPA air plan would cost Texas big


The economic impact on Texas coal units from the re-dispatch from coal to gas is right in EPA's own modeling for the agency's Clean Power Plan, which would result in 72 million megawatt-hours of reduced output by the Texas coal fleet by 2020.

EPA settles two lawsuits over Colorado regional haze issues


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a notice to be published in the Aug. 14 Federal Register that it will take 30 days of public comment on a settlement of lawsuits over coal-fired air emissions in Colorado.

Kellogg wants suppliers to report carbon emissions


Kellogg said Wednesday it will step up efforts to reduce planet-warming emissions in its supply chain as part of a broader initiative designed to be more environmentally friendly.

Clean Power Plan open for public comment


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan is open comment through Oct. 16.

12 States file lawsuit against EPA


Twelve states are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the proposed rules on greenhouse-gas emissions.

Construction start delayed on 900-MW Pennsylvania project


The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has granted an 18-month deadline extension under an air permit, to April 2016, for Hickory Run Energy LLC to start construction on a 900-MW power plant.

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.  

West Virginia, other states ask court to block EPA CO2 plan


West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Aug. 1 that his state is leading a group of 12 states that are asking the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., to declare illegal a settlement agreement in which the U.S.

Big Sandy coal-fired unit to remain operational, convert to natural gas


The Kentucky Public Service Commission approved a plan that will allow Kentucky Power Co. to continue generating electricity at the Big Sandy coal-fired power plant.

AEP settles suits against three W. Va. coal-fired power plants


Proposed consent decrees were filed in two federal courts Friday to resolve allegations against three coal-fired power plants owned by American Electric Power Co.

Permit approved for Texas combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plant


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final greenhouse gas prevention of significant deterioration construction permit for a natural gas-fired power plant in Texas.

URS, Mobotec bring emissions control, combustion optimization technologies to US coal industry


Mobotec and the URS Corp. have announced that it will deliver Mobotec’s Rotating Opposed Fire Air (ROFA) and Rotamix technologies across the U.S. power sector in an effort to meet the regulatory compliance with the Regional Haze and Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) requirements.

FERC says it's working with EPA on Clean Power Plan


Members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on July 29 told a congressional committee that they are working closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to make sure the coal-averse Clean Power Plan doesn't destabilize the grid.