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Cummins Power Generation receives EPA certification for generator sets

04/24/2014

Cummins Power Generation is the first manufacturer to receive Tier 4 Final certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its high-horsepower generator sets.

Ky. Senate candidate wants Keystone pipeline OK'd

04/24/2014

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes called on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the Senate this November.

Longest serving EPA admin joins Nuclear Matters

04/23/2014

Carol M. Browner, former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator and former director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy has joined Nuclear Matters’ Leadership Council.

AEP plans continuing investments in transmission

04/22/2014

American Electric Power is planning to invest around $4 billion in capital per year from 2014 through 2016 while prioritizing transmission, AEP CEO Nicholas Akins told company shareholders at an annual meeting Tuesday.

Piedmont Natural Gas to expand natural gas facilities

04/21/2014

Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) entered into an agreement with Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, home to the U.S. Marine Corps' II Marine Expeditionary Force, to expand its natural gas facilities at the base located in Jacksonville, N.C.

Eleven states generate power from nonhydro renewables at double U.S. average

04/21/2014

U.S. nonhydro renewable production in the U.S. increased to account for 6.2 percent of total electrical supply in 2013, up from 5.4 percent in 2012, with 11 states producing nonhydro renewable energy at more than twice the national average, according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

National energy boom blurs political battle lines

04/21/2014

Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups, with the proposed Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline a major wedge.

Panda nears Pennsylvania approval for Liberty project air permitting

04/21/2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in a notice published in the April 19 Pennsylvania Bulletin that it intends to issue an air permit approval for the Panda Liberty LLC power plant project in Bradford County.

EPA announces another delay in cooling water intake rule

04/17/2014

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

04/17/2014

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

04/16/2014

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

04/16/2014

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

04/16/2014

Chevron Energy Solutions dedicate solar, energy efficiency project

04/16/2014

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

04/16/2014

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

04/15/2014

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

04/15/2014

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

04/15/2014

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

04/15/2014

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

04/14/2014

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.