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The Flexibility of Internal Combustion Engines

09/19/2014

Fossil fuels will increasingly be called upon to provide peaking power when wind and solar generation is not available. Explore the benefits and costs of gas-powered generator sets.

Security in an Emergent Threat Environment: Reading the Tea Leaves of Change

09/19/2014

Preparation is the balance point between hindsight and clairvoyance. In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, recent security events at substations and new regulations issued in response were covered. In this, the final Part, we turn to the evolution of threats.

Governor: Montana can cut carbon, keep jobs

09/19/2014

Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday that Montana can comply with the Obama administration's climate pollution reduction proposal, even while protecting energy sector jobs and avoiding the closure of coal plants that account for a major share of emissions.

"Just the Facts Maam"

09/19/2014

Joe Friday, the no nonsense-cop in the TV series Dragnet, sought out misconduct to protect the innocent.

Why Should You Care About Coal?

09/19/2014

As masses of arctic air swept down from the North Pole to engulf much of the U.S. last winter, the nation's fleet of coal-fired power plants was called on to keep us warm amid frigid temperatures spawned by what's popularly known as the polar vortex.

EPRI licenses resin for nuclear power plant internal water streams

09/18/2014

EPRI entered into a license agreement with Purolite Corp. to manufacture a resin that removes radioactive elements from internal water streams of nuclear power plants.

RGGI CO2 allowance prices top $4/short ton for 3rd straight time

09/18/2014

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) held its 25th auction with allowance prices that were at or above $4 per short ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) for the third consecutive auction.

Three waste management companies to soon sign Fukushima contracts

09/17/2014

Kurion Inc. is one of three companies that will sign a contract soon to study the scaling up of technology to remove tritium from wastewater at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

EPA puts out draft permit on 225-MW Texas project

09/17/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is out for public comment until Oct. 17 on a draft air permit for the Red Gate power plant project of South Texas Electric Cooperative (STEC).

Consumers Energy reach settlement on alleged violations with EPA, DOJ

09/17/2014

Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest utility, and a subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), reached agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that addresses alleged past violations of New Source Review and provisions of the Clean Air Act.

EPA grants extension on power plant pollution plan

09/17/2014

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday gave the public 45 more days to weigh in on a plan that would for the first time curb the pollution blamed for global warming from the nation's coal-fired power plants.

GAO: Federal agencies must jointly monitor effects of emissions regulations

09/15/2014

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) updated a report that said electricity prices may increase as more coal-fired power plants are shut down due to regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

NRG nears permit for coal-to-gas conversion at New Castle

09/15/2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental said in a Sept. 13 notice that it intends to issue an air operating permit to NRG Power Midwest LP for a coal-to-gas conversion at the New Castle Plant in Lawrence County, Pa.

APS proposes closing three coal-fired units by 2020

09/11/2014

Arizona Public Service said it would close a coal-fired unit and shut down two others by mid-2020 as part of a compromise with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Video: SELC to file suits against three Duke Energy coal ash facilities

09/09/2014

The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) is filing lawsuits against three Duke Energy coal ash facilities for violation of the Clean Water Act.

Environmentalists: N.J. at risk of losing $500M if emissions program ends

09/09/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is looking to withdraw from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), however, the state could lose $500 million by 2020, according to financial analysis conducted by Environment Northeast.

Fluor completes Texas combined cycle, replacement project

09/09/2014

UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

09/09/2014

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday.

Oil spill reported near Beaver Valley nuclear power unit

09/09/2014

Less than 5 gallons of oil was spilled into the Ohio River from the Beaver Valley Unit 2 reactor in Pennsylvania.

Nooter/Eriksen awarded first North American HRSG behind the Mitsubishi M501J Gas Turbine

09/08/2014

Nooter/Eriksen was recently awarded the contract from Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) to design and supply one Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) behind the Mitsubishi M501J gas turbine for the GRDA project located in Chouteau, Oklahoma.