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Bechtel, Siemens, Panda Power Funds dedicate Sherman Power Project in Texas

11/20/2014

Panda Power Funds, Siemens (NYSE: SI) and Bechtel dedicated the 758-MW Panda Sherman Power Project in Sherman, Texas, two weeks ahead of schedule.

EPA asks DC Circuit to reject challenge to boiler rule

11/18/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has urged the D.C. Circuit to reject a challenge to a rule that establishes toxic emission standards for large boilers.

Georgia developer still trying to build coal plant

11/17/2014

Deep in rural Georgia, a developer is betting he can build one of the last new coal-fired power plants in the United States as the rest of the country moves away from the fuel.

California leads by example on climate change

11/13/2014

As the U.S. and China turn to implementing new rules aimed at curbing climate change, the countries can look to the most populous U.S. state as an example of the costs and challenges of fighting global warming.

U.S., China deal includes support for carbon capture in China

11/13/2014

A plan announced Nov. 11 by President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping to curb carbon dioxide output by the world's two largest CO2 emitters includes a plan to support development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology at a site in China.

US-China climate deal aims to prod others to act

11/12/2014

A groundbreaking agreement struck Wednesday by the United States and China puts the world's two worst polluters on a faster track to curbing the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming.

McConnell, GOP make gains in Kentucky coal country

11/10/2014

Deep in Kentucky's coal country, about a mile from where coal miner's daughter Loretta Lynn was born, Mack Lowe voted for Republican Mitch McConnell for the first time in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race.

Court affirms Minnesota decision on new air controls for Boswell 4

11/06/2014

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Nov. 3 rejected an environmental group appeal of a decision by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to approve new air emissions controls for the coal-fired Boswell Unit 4 under the state's Mercury Emissions Reduction Act (MERA).

Alstom to provide heat recovery steam generators for two power plants in Texas

11/04/2014

Alstom has signed a contract worth approximately $100 million with Exelon Generation to supply four heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) for two new combined-cycle gas power plants in Texas, each equipped with two General Electric advanced, high-efficiency H-class gas turbines (Exelon Generation's Colorado Bend Generating Station in Wharton County and Wolf Hollow plant in Granbury).

Emission mandate forces DTE Energy to discuss coal to gas conversions

11/04/2014

Proposed emission mandates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would reduce carbon dioxide emissions in Michigan by 32 percent, which could mean significant changes for DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), according to Skiles Boyd, vice president of environmental management and resources for DTE Energy.

KCP&L requests rate increase to cover upgrade costs at coal-fired power plant

11/03/2014

Great Plains Energy subsidiary, Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L), filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission (MPSC) to increase base rates for electric service to about 270,000 of its 565,000 Missouri customers in the KCP&L Missouri service area.

Utilities open new gas-fired plant in Cheyenne

11/03/2014

Power company officials on Tuesday marked the opening of a new gas-fired power plant in Cheyenne that replaces several old coal-fired plants elsewhere

Murray adds 100M tons to Illinois' coal holdings

10/29/2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A leading U.S. coal company is adding roughly 100 million more tons of reserves and other resources to its southern Illinois portfolio, broadening its operations months after decrying federal regulation of the industry.

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.

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.

Nuclear crowd hoping to see tweaks in EPA Clean Power Plan

10/27/2014

Michigan electric co-op planning natural gas-fired power plant

10/23/2014

Wolverine Power Cooperative announced plans to develop the Alpine natural gas-fueled power plant in Michigan.

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.

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.