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EPA gathers comments on Four Corners power plant

08/26/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comment on a proposed permit for a northwestern New Mexico power plant.

Report: Combined-cycle unit additions hit 15-year low in 2013

08/26/2014

The addition of combined-cycle units in 2013 dropped 50 percent from capacity additions in 2012, a 15-year low.

Consumers Energy nearing completion of $250M upgrade project

08/26/2014

Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest utility, is nearing completion on a $250 million technology upgrade project at its largest power plant, the D.E. Karn/J.C. Weadock Generating Complex.

Pennsylvania agency works on air permits for 1,300-MW project

08/25/2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in an Aug. 23 notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin that it has gotten an air permit application from Lackawanna Energy Center LLC to construct a natural gas-fired combined-cycle plant to produce a nominal 1,300 MW in Jessup Borough, Lackawanna County.

No oil leak at Cook nuclear power plant, officials say

08/25/2014

A suspected oil leak at the Cook nuclear power plant in Michigan was actually an error in level readings.

Supreme Court sides with Mississippi Power on emissions control regulations

08/25/2014

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Mississippi Power in the Mississippi Department of Revenue v. Mississippi Power Co., No. 2013-CA-01234-SCT.

Uncertainty perhaps the only sure thing about EPA Clean Power Plan

08/22/2014

Nearly three months after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its Clean Power Plan, electric utilities and many states are still trying to grasp the proposal to cut carbon emissions 30% by 2030.

Reducing Nox Emissions From The San Juan Generating Station

08/21/2014

Public Service of New Mexico and Sargent & Lundy provide a detailed look at the work being performed on two coal-fired units at the San Juan Generating Station.

Security in an Emergent Threat Environment: Industry Reaction

08/21/2014

This is Part II of a three-part series on power plant security.

Will Supreme Court Rulings Bolster EPA Authority?

08/21/2014

Two recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings have empowered the EPA to continue pursuing stricter limits on coal-fired power plants.

Carbon capture project planned for coal-fired unit in Texas

08/21/2014

Petra Nova Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of NRG Energy 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.

A CCS Expansion

08/21/2014

By most accounts, capturing and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) from a commercial-scale power plant is a risky undertaking due to the cost, liability and questions about the process.

Water intake resumes after Ohio River oil spill

08/20/2014

Ohio and Kentucky water districts have resumed taking water from the Ohio River after a fuel oil spill led them to stop doing so.

Update: Duke Energy crews cleaning up Ohio River oil spill

08/20/2014

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) workers made progress overnight after approximately 5,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River at W.C. Beckjord coal-fired power station.

5K-8K gallons of fuel oil spills into Ohio River

08/20/2014

An estimated 5,000 to 8,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River, leading authorities to shut off water intake valves for both the Ohio and Kentucky sides of the waterway to protect water supplies, and a 15-mile section of the river was closed to allow cleanup.

Florida Gov. meets with climate scientists

08/19/2014

Florida Gov. Rick Scott met with climate scientists Tuesday.

Top 5 U.S. Coal Plant Heat Rates

08/19/2014

ClearSign, Aera Energy demonstrate NOx emissions control technology in California

08/19/2014

ClearSign Combustion Corp., a combustion and emissions control technology provider has entered into a Field Test Agreement with Aera Energy LLC to demonstrate and test its Duplex™ tile combustion technology in oil fields located in Kern County, California.

Duke Energy: 5,000 gallons of fuel oil spills into the Ohio River

08/19/2014

Approximately 5,000 gallons of fuel oil being transferred to the W.C. Beckjord Station accidently spilled into the Ohio River Monday night.

Basin Electric discusses carbon capture technology with DOE head

08/19/2014

Moniz learned about the technology used at the Synfuels Plant to convert coal into natural gas and other products, including carbon dioxide.