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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.

Security in an Emergent Threat Environment: Motivating Factors


Show me a 10-foot fence and I will show you an 11-foot ladder.

Renewables Don't Need EPA's Help


Since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed carbon dioxide (CO2) reductions rules for existing U.S. power plants in June, many have speculated on what the rules could mean for the coal, nuclear and renewables industries.

Black & Veatch to provide engineering services for Oklahoma project


Northeast Oklahoma's Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) selected Black & Veatch to providen engineering services for a 495-MW combined cycle unit near Chouteau, Oklahoma.

Three Big Questions about Obama's Carbon Rule


On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled the first ever limit for greenhouse gas emissions from existing U.S. power plants.

Duke Energy completes Dan River cleanup


Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has completed cleanup along the Dan River just upstream of the Schoolfield Dam in Danville, Virginia.

House panel approves stripping EPA of CO2-control money


The Republican-controlled House Appropriations Committee on July 15 approved the fiscal year 2015 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill on a vote of 29-19.

Councilors ask IPL to eliminate coal by 2020


City-County Council members, Zach Adamson and William Oliver, want Indianapolis Power & Light Co. (IPL) to stop burning coal in Marion County, Indiana by 2020.

Texas clean coal project adds Chinese project partner


Summit Power Group signed two agreements that introduced a new project partner on Summit’s Texas Clean Energy Project (TCEP) and created an alliance between TCEP and China’s clean fossil fuel power plant, China Huaneng’s GreenGen.

Carbon capture project planned for coal-fired unit in Texas


Petra Nova Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) has formed a 50/50 joint venture with a subsidiary of JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corp. to build a $1 billion carbon capture project in Texas.

ERCC asks for 60-day extension for EPA CO2 comments


As expected, the Electric Reliability Coordinating Council (ERCC) has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to extend the comment period of the Clean Power Plan by at least 60 days.

Nuclear plant tests thousands of air samples


Officials say about 12,000 air samples taken on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation this year after more than three dozen workers reported being sickened by chemical vapors have failed to find a cause for the problem.

China, US differ on global plan to cut emissions


China and the United States took small steps toward their shared goal of fighting climate change on Wednesday, but the world's No. 1 and No. 2 carbon emitters remain significantly apart over a wider global plan to cut emissions.

NRA wants TEPCO to reexamine ice wall project at Fukushima Daiichi


Japan’s Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) has instructed Tokyo Electric Power Co. to reexamine its plans to build an ice wall to freeze radioactive water in a tunnel at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Missouri Governor Signs Carbon Emissions Bill


Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation directing Missouri regulators to develop their own standards for carbon dioxide pollution from power plants.

Wastewater overflows from Texas water treatment plant


More than a million gallons of untreated wastewater overflowed into Gilleland Creek on Sunday, KXAN reported.

New EPA rule won't affect power plants


None of Kentucky's coal-fired power plants will close because of new emission standards released last month by the Environmental Protection Agency, a state official told lawmakers Thursday.