More Power Plant Emissions News

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.

Nuclear power plant groundwater monitoring detects tritium & cobalt


Tritium and cobalt were detected in a ground water monitoring well at the Callaway nuclear power plant in Missouri.

Plans unveiled for Energy Innovation Center in Wisconsin


Officials from the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium and the state of Wisconsin formally unveiled plans for a $9.6 million energy innovation center in Milwaukee.

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.

Miss. fines Severstal $135K on emission sensors


The Mississippi Commission of Environmental Quality has fined Columbus steel mill Severstal $135,000 because the company's pollution control monitors didn't function properly after the plant expanded in June 2011.

Opponents, supporters to discuss clean air rules


Hundreds of people will tell the Environmental Protection Agency what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants during public hearings Tuesday and Wednesday in Denver.

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems to merge with Babcock-Hitachi


Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd. (MHPS) will merge with Babcock-Hitachi K.K. (BHK), a Japan-based company that handles boilers and air quality control systems (AQCS) effective Oct. 1.

West's largest coal-fired plant on track to close


The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon.

13 States meet, discuss EPA emission proposals


The Colorado State University’s Center for the New Energy Economy held a meeting last week in Denver to discuss how states could work together on the carbon-emission cuts proposed by the Obama administration. Thirteen states across the western U.S. attended.

Sen. Franken: EPA may scale back renewable energy cuts


Sen. Al Franken says the Obama administration may scale back projected cuts to ethanol and other renewable fuels production.

US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution


One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100-year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world.

EPA holds public meetings on Clean Power Plan


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold four hearings in two-days on the proposed Clean Power Plan during the week of July 28, 2014.

FutureGen clean coal power project wins appeals court ruling


A three-judge panel of the Illinois Appellate Court ruled that utilities can be required to impose a surcharge on customers’ bills to help pay for the $1.7 billion FutureGen 2.0 power plant.

Kentucky coal-fired power plant set to host $19.5mn carbon capture system


A $19.5 million carbon capture pilot project is set to be located at Kentucky Utilities’ E.W. Brown Generating Station.

Utilities to host carbon lab at Wyoming power plant


Two electric utilities say they're interested in hosting a proposed lab to test out carbon capture technologies at a working power plant in Wyoming.

America's Best Coal Plants


Which U.S. coal plants have the lowest emission rates and which plants boast the best heat rates? Find out in this article about America's cleanest coal-fired power plants.

Executives Discuss the Future of Coal in North America


Our annual roundtable discussion examines the future of coal-fired generation in North America. Topics include efforts to comply with EPA regulations, the outlook for carbon capture and storage technologies and efforts to boost the flexibility of coal-fired plants.