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EPA proposes smog standards under Clean Air Act

11/26/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new smog, or ozone, standards under the Clean Air Act after recent scientific evidence showed harmful effects of ground-level smog.

EPA lays out scrubber-intensive haze plan for Texas coal plants

11/26/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Nov. 24 a proposed action to reduce emissions of SO2 from coal-fired power plants in Texas to improve visibility at parks and wilderness areas in Texas and Oklahoma.

MISO cites reliability concerns with EPA Clean Power Plan

11/26/2014

In light of a declining power reserve margin because of existing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) has significant reliability concerns about EPA's proposal to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 30%.

High court to review EPA mercury limits

11/26/2014

The Supreme Court is stepping into a new case about Obama administration environmental rules, agreeing to review a ruling that upholds emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

The Continuing Evolution of Cooling Tower Water Treatment

11/25/2014

The many new combined-cycle power plants being constructed in the U.S. are being equipped with either cooling towers or air-cooled condensers for steam condensation.

Under Attack

11/25/2014

Power plants, pipelines, refineries, and even golf courses – regardless of the type of project you plan to construct, there is always a risk that someone, somewhere will oppose your idea or how you plan to construct it.

Swine Waste: Generates Electricity in North Carolina

11/25/2014

Bladenboro is a small town in Southeastern North Carolina with just under 2,000 residents.

Range And Applicability Of Heat Rate Improvements

11/25/2014

A power plant's heat rate measures the input of heat energy into the plant, relative to the output of electrical energy from that plant.

316(b) Technical Challenges

11/25/2014

There are numerous technical and schedule challenges associated with implementation of 316(b).

Bagging Two Birds with One Economizer

11/25/2014

Sometimes power industry professionals get lucky when a solution developed for one complex challenge provides coincidental benefit for an unforeseen issue that arises in the future.

Clean Power Plan is a "Glorious Mess"

11/25/2014

We have learned a lot about the effects of the Environmental Protection Agency's controversial Clean Power Plan since it was first introduced back in June.

Hoosier Energy gets one-year MATS extension for Merom coal plant

11/24/2014

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management on Nov. 13 approved a final air permit covering a one-year extension, to April 2016, for Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative to comply at the Merom coal plant with the federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).

Charah secures fly ash contracts with LG&E, KU

11/24/2014

Report: EPA’s Clean Power Plan will raise energy prices

11/21/2014

The cost of electricity and natural gas will increase by nearly $300 billion in 2020 compared to 2012 prices, according to the “Energy Market Impacts of Recent Federal Regulations on the Electric Power Sector,” report conducted by Energy Ventures Analysis, Inc.

Lawmakers: Proposed EPA rules penalize states for nuclear energy capacity

11/21/2014

State lawmakers expressed concern Wednesday that proposed federal regulations to cut carbon emissions from power plants will hurt Virginia's economic competiveness.

GDF Suez purchases battery system from Eos Energy Storage

11/21/2014

GDF SUEZ has purchased Eos Energy Storage’s zinc hybrid cathode battery energy storage system. The sale marks the next phase in Eos’s pilot demonstration program, after 3rd-party testing with DNV GL.

Bechtel, Siemens, Panda Power Funds dedicate Sherman Power Project in Texas

11/20/2014

Panda Power Funds, Siemens (NYSE: SI) and Bechtel dedicated the 758-MW Panda Sherman Power Project in Sherman, Texas, two weeks ahead of schedule.

EPA asks 4th Circuit not to transfer Cooling Water Intake Rule review

11/19/2014

On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and power industry groups asked the Fourth Circuit to not transfer petitions to review EPA's cooling water intake rule to the Second Circuit, as Riverkeeper Inc. and environmentalists have requested.

EPA asks DC Circuit to reject challenge to boiler rule

11/18/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has urged the D.C. Circuit to reject a challenge to a rule that establishes toxic emission standards for large boilers.

Georgia developer still trying to build coal plant

11/17/2014

Deep in rural Georgia, a developer is betting he can build one of the last new coal-fired power plants in the United States as the rest of the country moves away from the fuel.