More Power Plant Emissions News

EIA: Coal-fired generation alive and well in the coming decade

04/17/2015

Coal-fired power generation from existing plants will increase through 2025, this according to the Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015) report published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) this week.

Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

04/16/2015

The centerpiece of the Obama administration's effort to tackle climate change is facing a high-profile legal test as a federal appeals court considers a plan that has triggered furious opposition from Republicans, industry figures and coal-reliant states.

Environmental groups sue TVA over Gallatin plant pollution

04/16/2015

Two Tennessee environmental groups claim toxic pollution from a coal-burning power plant is seeping into the Cumberland River and state regulators are not doing enough to stop it.

Caught On Camera

04/15/2015

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have captured the first real-time nanoscale images of lithium dendrite structures known to degrade lithium-ion batteries. The ORNL team's electron microscopy could help researchers address long-standing issues related to battery performance and safety.

How Do You Grow Safety Culture?

04/15/2015

Commercial nuclear power plants have bragging rights over their consistently high safety performance and relentless focus on building and sustaining safety culture. Why other industrial complexes fail to follow in their footsteps is unsurprising: It is difficult to stay focused on something as fuzzy as culture and heavy industry has more important things to do like run their operations.

CCS: A Tale of Federal Discombobulation

04/15/2015

"Obituary. FutureGen2.0, Washington, D.C. (2003-2015). Cause of death: suffocation. No funeral planned. The family requests no flowers. Donations suggested to the Dept. of Energy."

DOE to fund low-impact hydropower technologies

04/15/2015

The Department of Energy said last week it would provide  $7 million in funding for the research and development of innovative technologies for low-impact hydropower systems.

White paper looks at state compliance with Clean Power Plan

04/15/2015

Cost-effectiveness, electric system reliability and achievement of the environmental goal “with integrity,” are key factors that state must consider in light of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan, according to a recent white paper distributed by the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Coal-fired power plant to close April 15

04/15/2015

Georgia Power said its coal-fired Plant Branch will close for good before an April 16th deadline.

FirstEnergy to close 3 northeast Ohio coal-burning plants

04/14/2015

FirstEnergy will close three coal-burning power plants on Wednesday as part of a company plan to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations on emissions of mercury and other air pollutants.

Robot stalls at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

04/13/2015

A robot sent in to perform decommissioning work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan stalled just hours into its project.

Duke Energy appeals $25M fine imposed by N.C. regulators

04/10/2015

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) appealed a $25.1 million penalty imposed by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR), on April 9.

Bechtel to build combined-cycle power plant in Ohio

04/09/2015

Bechtel was a awarded a contract from Carroll County Energy LLC, an affiliate of Advanced Power, to build a 700-MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle generating facility in Carroll County, Ohio.

Bloomberg adds $30 million to anti-coal campaign

04/08/2015

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he is donating an additional $30 million to a Sierra Club initiative working to reduce U.S. use of coal.

Fuel Tech receives emission control contracts worth $2.2M

04/08/2015

Fuel Tech, Inc. — an engineering solutions company focused on combustion systems and emissions control in utility and industrial applications — has secured multiple air pollution control (APC) contracts from customers in China and the US, valued at approximately $2.2 million.

Lawsuit challenging power plant's restart with gas dismissed

04/08/2015

A state judge has dismissed an environmental group's lawsuit challenging the restart of a Hudson Valley power plant using natural gas instead of coal.

Albuquerque moves to withdraw support for power plant plan

04/07/2015

A plan by New Mexico's largest electric provider to replace part of an aging coal-fired power plant with more coal generation and a mix of natural gas, nuclear and solar power has run into another roadblock.

Coal-to-gas conversion completed in Virginia

04/07/2015

A coal-to-gas power plant conversion was completed at a plant in Virginia.

FERC, EEI, DOE officials weigh in on EPA Clean Power Plan

04/06/2015

A member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the deputy secretary with the Department of Energy (DOE) and a vice president of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) on April 2 offered differing perspectives on challenges posed by a federal plan to slash power sector carbon emissions.

LePage aims to cut prices, transform Maine's energy future

04/06/2015

Maine became the regional wind power leader under Democratic Gov. John Baldacci, but change is in the air as Gov. Paul LePage makes an aggressive push away from his predecessor's renewable energy policies.