More Power Plant Emissions News

EPA announces another delay in cooling water intake rule


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has delayed finalizing 316(b) of the Clean Water Act until May 16, marking another delay to the release of the cooling water intake rule.

Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy


Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.

Energy state Dems in Senate races split from Obama


Scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic in a state that's sprinted to the right, Natalie Tennant is counting on her allegiance to the coal industry to separate herself from an unpopular President Barack Obama.

Carbon capture technology company receives grant for pilot plant


Skyonic Corp., an Austin-based carbon-capture technology company, has been awarded a $500,000 CAD grant from the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC), an Alberta-based non-profit that provides funds to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

D.C. Circuit declines to throw out MACT rule because of costs


Chevron Energy Solutions dedicate solar, energy efficiency project


Chevron Energy Solutions and the Jefferson Elementary School District in California have dedicated a solar generation and energy efficiency project.

Southern agrees to coal research with Chinese firm


Southern Co. says it has signed a deal with a state-owned Chinese coal and energy company to work together to develop coal technologies, based in part on the coal gasification and carbon capture technology that Southern subsidiary Mississippi Power Co. is deploying at the $5 billion Kemper County power plant.

EPA reports lower GHG emissions


Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the U.S. decreased 3.4 percent in 2012 from 2011, according to a report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

EPA issues GHG permit for natural gas-fired power plant in Texas


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Apex Matagorda Energy Center LLC in order to build a 317-MW natural gas-fired power plant in Texas.

Court upholds EPA emission standards


A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

GE’s gas engines to power waste-to-energy project in Latin America


General Electric’s (GE) Distributed Power business said three of its Jenbacher gas engines will be commissioned this month at Estre Ambiental’s landfill in Guatapara City, São Paulo, Brazil.

Permitting Implications of Switching to Natural Gas


Does it make sense to switch from coal to gas? It is a question that every electric utility with a coal-fired boiler will have to answer eventually, and for some, the time to make that determination is about to run out.

East Kentucky Power Coop will deactivate coal-fired power plant


East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) will deactivate the coal-fired Dale Station over the next year and indefinitely cease operations at the plant by April 2015 because of federal regulations, according to the cooperative.

Climate panel says emissions rising, avoids blame


The U.N.'s expert panel on climate change on Sunday highlighted the disconnect between international goals to fight global warming and what is being done to attain them.

Pennsylvania DEP urges EPA to consider states when developing GHG guidelines for existing fossil fuel power plants


Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) submitted a white paper to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), encouraging them to consider state differences when developing emissions guidelines addressing carbon dioxide (CO2) standards for existing fossil fuel-fired power plants.

Climate change meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels


After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it.

Alstom, Isolux sign contract to convert power station in Mexico to fire petroleum coke


Alstom and Isolux have announced the companies have signed a contract with Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission to convert two units at the Altamira thermoelectric power station in Mexico to run on petroleum coke.

Clyde Bergemann receives $20mn contract to supply emissions control equipment in Nova Scotia


Clyde Bergemann Power Group Americas Inc. announced it has been awarded a $20 million contract for an electrostatic precipitator for a recovery boiler at the Northern Pulp paper mill in Nova Scotia, Canada.

NHA adds DOE Secretary Moniz, FERC Commissioner Clark to annual conference lineup


The National Hydropower Association is pleased to announce Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Tony Clark as speakers at the upcoming NHA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

EPA director: New GHG draft rules will give states flexibility


The new draft proposal on greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants awaits approval from the White House’s Office of Management and Budget.