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Rockwood nears permit for up to 915-MW power plant in Texas

12/22/2014

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Dec. 18 issued notice of a planned approval of air permitting for a gas-fired power project of Rockwood Energy Center LLC.

EPA releases coal ash rule

12/19/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the agency will now consider coal ash on the same level as household waste as opposed to hazardous waste. Household garbage and coal ash are both listed in the solid waste category, a stretch from the hazardous waste classification.

EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage

12/19/2014

Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material.

Check out these highlights during Power Generation Week

12/18/2014

More than 22,000 industry professionals from around the world gathered in Orlando for Power Generation Week, where innovative and cost-effective solutions for maintaining, operating and building new power generation were shared. More than 1,400 exhibiting companies from every sector of the industry showcased their products and services on the exhibit floor.

RES Americas, PSE to develop battery storage project

12/18/2014

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) have announced plans to launch a battery storage project in Whatcom County, Washington.

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.

Day & Zimmermann lands maintenance contract at Palo Verde

12/17/2014

Day & Zimmermann Engineering, Construction & Maintenance group has been awarded a three-year contract by Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) to provide maintenance services at the 3,739-MW Palo Verde Nuclear Generation Station near Phoenix.

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.

DOC imposes additional tariffs on solar panels from China, Taiwan

12/17/2014

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced it will impose tariffs on solar photovoltaic (PV) modules imported from China and Taiwan.

Eos Energy Storage receives $2.1Mn from California Energy Commission for battery demo

12/17/2014

As part of California’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC), through the California Energy Commission (CEC), Eos Energy Storage was awarded $2.1 million for an advanced battery storage system demonstration.

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.

Duke to repair leaky pipe at coal ash dump near Charlotte

12/15/2014

North Carolina environmental officials said Thursday that they have approved plans by Duke Energy to drain contaminated wastewater from a huge coal ash dump near Charlotte to repair a leaking pipe.

Kurion delivers system to treat water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

12/11/2014

Kurion, Inc. was awarded a contract by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) for a second Mobile Processing System for deployment at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant site. The first system started operating at the site in early October.

Duke Energy announces progress in coal ash management, ash basin closures

12/11/2014

Duke Energy's (NYSE: DUK) Senior Vice President of Ash Strategy, John Elnitsky, updated North Carolina legislators on the company's progress to meet the Coal Ash Management Act (CAMA) on Wednesday.

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.

Generators Must Consider Energy Storage, Session Attendees Are Told

12/10/2014

“Energy storage is no longer the technology of the future,” David Walls of Navigant Consulting and the moderator of a Wednesday morning conference session told the audience.

National Grid joins proposal for 300-mile cable in Maine

12/10/2014

Utility giant National Grid is partnering with a company that specializes in underwater cable projects in an alliance seeking to build a 300-mile cable to bring Canadian hydropower and Maine wind power to Greater Boston to help meet the energy needs of power-hungry southern New England, the companies announced Tuesday.