More Power Plant Emissions News

After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom and glut

10/30/2014

The utilities say they can't accommodate the flood of newcomers to the green energy business, throwing in doubt the future of Japan's up-to-now aggressive strategy on renewable energy. Another challenge is that supplies of power from sources such as solar are not reliable enough or easily stored.

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.

Siemens H-Class gas turbine reaches 100,000 EOH across entire fleet

10/29/2014

Siemens’ fleet of H-class gas turbines reached a cumulative 100,000 equivalent operating hours (EOH) in late September.

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.

U.S. coal-fired power plants to use Cabot mercury control products

10/29/2014

Cabot Corp. (NYSE: CBT) signed two new contracts to provide activated carbon products to coal-fired plant customers in five U.S. states.

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.

Baltimore Gas & Electric awards ICF International $61M energy efficiency contract

10/28/2014

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), a subsidiary of Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC), has awarded ICF International, a provider of consulting services and technology solutions, three contracts to extend and enhance energy efficiency services.  

Appalachian Power requests six energy efficiency programs for Virginia

10/27/2014

Appalachian Power has proposed six programs that will help its Virginia customers reduce energy usage and demand.

Video: GE launches biocide for cooling water systems to reduce corrosion

10/27/2014

On Monday, GE (NYSE: GE) introduced a new biocide for industrial cooling water systems which will reduce microbiologically influenced corrosion and the potential risk of Legionella bacteria.

Nuclear crowd hoping to see tweaks in EPA Clean Power Plan

10/27/2014

B&W receives $35M supply contract for boilers, equipment to University of Alaska

10/27/2014

The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (NYSE: BWC) announced that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group Inc. (B&W PGG), has entered into a contract, worth more than $35 million, to design and manufacture two boilers, air quality control equipment, and a pulse jet fabric filter baghouse for particulate control, fuel feed system, boiler auxiliaries, dry sorbent injection system and structural steel, for a power plant owned by the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Carbon capture, conversion pilot project opening in Texas

10/24/2014

The Department of Energy (DOE) and Skyonic Corp. marked the opening of a project demonstration for converting carbon dioxide into commercial products.

Video: Gemma Power Systems completes ETEC’s 49 MW biomass power project ahead of schedule

10/23/2014

Gemma Power Systems, LLC (GPS) has completed the construction of Texas Electric Cooperative (ETEC)’s 49.9-MW Woodville Renewable Power Project, a biomass facility, three months ahead of schedule.

U.S. CO2 emissions drop in past five of eight years, EIA says

10/23/2014

Emissions reductions in the electric power sector lead a decline in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in five of the past eight years, according to analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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.

MHPS completes combustion test facility for boilers

10/22/2014

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd. finished construction of a combustion test facility for boilers used in thermal power applications.

GRDA to pay $296M to construct combined-cycle plant in Oklahoma

10/21/2014

Northeast Oklahoma's Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) directors reached an agreement, on Monday, to pay a $296.9 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a 495-MW combined-cycle power plant near Chouteau, Oklahoma.

NETL Research Zeroes in on Improving Chemical Looping Technology

10/21/2014

Researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) are closing in on key improvements to an evolving energy technology known as Chemical Looping Combustion (CLC). Learn how NETL is making CLC even more efficient and economical.

316(b): A New Technical and Implementation Challenge for Power Plants

10/21/2014

After a decades-old legal battle between utilities and environmental groups, power plants are moving forward with plans to comply with the 316(b) rule. Researchers at the Electric Power Research Institute examine the new rule.