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Washington governor proposes cap on carbon pollution

12/18/2014

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state's largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release.

Moody’s sees stable 2015 for public power sector

12/18/2014

Despite anxiety over the financial impact of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plant to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, Moody's Investors Service is upbeat about the outlook for public power utilities in 2015.

Recovery project for Kingston ash spill nears completion

12/17/2014

Clean up efforts, from the 2008 Kingston Fossil Plant coal ash spill, is near completion.

Boeing 737 factory to move to clean energy

12/17/2014

Boeing said Tuesday it plans to buy renewable energy credits to replace fossil-fuel power at the factory in Washington state where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes.

EPA unveils SO2 scrubber-reliant haze plan for Texas

12/15/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new regional haze SO2 reduction requirements for Texas based on a series of presumed scrubber installations and scrubber upgrades on 14 coal-fired power plant units.

EPSA worries about impact of state CO2 plans on interstate markets

12/15/2014

As a representative for competitive generators, Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA) President and CEO John Shelk likes to say that his organization is “fuel neutral,” meaning that it does not play favorites among fuel sources for electric power.

Nuclear Here to Stay, Both in the U.S. and Globally, Says Industry Expert

12/10/2014

Nuclear power is by far the best low-carbon, high-power-density generation source currently available. So said John DeBruin, vice president of Nuclear Engineering at URS Corporation, in his fact-filled presentation at Power Generation Week yesterday morning.

Major U.S. Power Plants Awarded “Clean Coal” Honors

12/09/2014

Electric Power Company, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), was honored for leadership in deploying advanced technologies that deliver ultra-low emissions as part of Peabody Energy’s inaugural Advanced Energy for Life “Clean Coal Awards.”

U.S. Coal Losing Power Business Dominance but Not Going Away

12/09/2014

Coal’s long dominant role in U.S. power generation is steadily losing ground to natural gas, but coal isn’t going away anytime soon.

Power Engineering, Renewable Energy World announce Projects of the Year!

12/08/2014

Editors from Renewable Energy World and Power Engineering reviewed each nominee and selected the four winners based on the technology that was employed as well as the projects’ impact on the industry at large and on the communities in which they were installed.

Echogen Power Systems’ introduces waste heat recovery system during POWER-GEN International

12/07/2014

Echogen Power Systems, a producer of scalable sCO2 based heat-to-power systems, announced the commercial availability of its 7.3-MW EPS100 heat engine system as a turnkey solution during POWER-GEN International, the world’s largest exhibition designed to connect key suppliers and service providers with industry decision makers.

FERC's Clark advises caution on EPA's CO2-reduction plan

12/04/2014

FERC Commissioner Tony Clark said Dec. 2 that EPA's Clean Power Plan could trigger massive infrastructure changes in a short time.

Orlando Utilities Commission plans air upgrades for Stanton coal units

12/04/2014

The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) is pursuing the permitting for several new air emissions controls for its partially coal-fired Stanton Energy Center.

Clinton: Protect Obama's environmental actions

12/03/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said steps President Barack Obama has taken to help the environment must be protected at all costs.

Get ready for last-minute filings on EPA Clean Power Plan

12/01/2014

Dominion (NYSE:D) has become the latest company to weigh in on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan.

EPA proposes smog standards under Clean Air Act

11/26/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new smog, or ozone, standards under the Clean Air Act after recent scientific evidence showed harmful effects of ground-level smog.

EPA lays out scrubber-intensive haze plan for Texas coal plants

11/26/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Nov. 24 a proposed action to reduce emissions of SO2 from coal-fired power plants in Texas to improve visibility at parks and wilderness areas in Texas and Oklahoma.

MISO cites reliability concerns with EPA Clean Power Plan

11/26/2014

In light of a declining power reserve margin because of existing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) has significant reliability concerns about EPA's proposal to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 30%.

High court to review EPA mercury limits

11/26/2014

The Supreme Court is stepping into a new case about Obama administration environmental rules, agreeing to review a ruling that upholds emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

Hoosier Energy gets one-year MATS extension for Merom coal plant

11/24/2014

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management on Nov. 13 approved a final air permit covering a one-year extension, to April 2016, for Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative to comply at the Merom coal plant with the federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).