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EPA signs off on revised plan for San Juan Generating Station

09/30/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved a revised state plan from PNM Resources' (NYSE: PNM) New Mexico utility, PNM.

GE sells first HA gas turbines in US market

09/29/2014

In a deal worth half a billion dollars, GE (NYSE: GE) today announced it has contracted to provide four 7HA gas turbines, two D600 steam turbines and six generators to energy corporation Exelon (NYSE: EXC).

National lab radioactive clean up work handed over to new entity

09/29/2014

Clean up work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico has reportedly been given to another group amid a shakeup at the lab.

PPL permits gas firing at big Brunner Island coal plant

09/29/2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in a notice in the Sept. 27 Pennsylvania Bulletin that it plans to issue an air permit change allowing gas firing at PPL Corp.'s (NYSE: PPL) Brunner Island coal-fired plant.

Exelon Generation to build two combined-cycle gas turbine units in Texas

09/29/2014

Exelon Generation (NYSE: EXC) is planning to build two combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) units in Texas utilizing a new General Electric (NYSE: GE) technology, making the projects among the cleanest, most efficient CCGTs in the nation.

GE announces technology to generate renewable energy from wastewater

09/29/2014

GE (NYSE: GE) introduced the latest in membrane-based wastewater treatment technology, combining anaerobic digestion technology with its ZeeWeed 500 membranes, resulting in the anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR).

Renewable energy plan hinges on huge Utah caverns

09/26/2014

A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching the size of the Empire State Building, would be carved from an underground salt deposit to hold huge volumes of compressed air.

EPA chief: carbon caps will boost economy

09/26/2014

In a speech in Washington, on Thursday, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) administrator Gina McCarthy said that the agency's Clean Power Plan will return $7 in health benefits for every dollar spent, and that by 2030 the program could generate health benefits of up to $93 million.

Largest battery energy storage in North America now operational

09/25/2014

LG Chem’s 32-MWh battery energy storage system, for Southern California Edison (SCE), has reached operation in Tehachapi, CA. The installation makes this storage system the largest in North America.

Duke Energy to invest $10M to clean up waterways, Dan River area

09/25/2014

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has created a $10 million Water Resources Fund to cleanup waterways across five states. The fund also includes $1.5 million for projects in the Dan River Basin Region.

Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate

09/24/2014

The only thing rising faster than heat-trapping gases Tuesday were the statements of urgency by world leaders, who told each other at a United Nations summit how seriously they take global warming.

Exelon Exec: Nuclear plays critical role in Illinois

09/24/2014

During a policy session, convened by the Illinois Commerce Commission, Exelon Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory Affairs and Wholesale Market Policy, Kathleen Barrón, said the state must preserve its nuclear energy facilities, especially to meet carbon emissions reduction targets. The session was held to discuss the expert perspectives on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan.

Foster Wheeler to upgrade coal-fired power plant’s emission controls

09/23/2014

Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) said one of the company’s units was awarded a contract to optimize the wet flue gas desulfurization (wfgd) system at a coal-fired power plant in West Virginia.

Wind power proposed to supply Los Angeles area

09/23/2014

Four companies are proposing an $8 billion project to supply the Los Angeles area with large amounts of electricity from a wind farm in Wyoming via an energy storage facility in Utah.

Obama offers climate change help to other nations

09/23/2014

President Barack Obama is pledging new U.S. help for other nations struggling to address global warming, as heads of state from around the world converge for a major summit on climate change.

USDA invests in 8 renewable energy projects in SD

09/23/2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide funds to eight projects in rural South Dakota that focus in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Construction of natural gas-fired power plant in Wyoming reaches milestone

09/23/2014

Black Hills Power and Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power, both subsidiaries of Black Hills Corp. (NYSE: BKH), achieved a key milestone in the construction and commissioning of the $222 million Cheyenne Prairie natural gas-fired power plant in Wyoming.

Slideshow: 2013 Top 5 Cleanest Coal Plants - SO2

09/22/2014

Peabody Energy recently ranked the top 5 cleanest burning coal-fired power plants in the U.S. under three categories: SO2 emissions, NOx emissions and best heat rate.

Preliminary study says West can withstand 7,000 MW of coal retirements

09/22/2014

A preliminary technical report released Sept. 19 by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) suggests that the regional grid could withstand an additional 7,000 MW of coal power retirements beyond what is already planned.

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.