More Power Plant Emissions News

Video: 9HA.01 Gas Turbine Testing Nears Completion

03/26/2015

In Monte Atwell’s world, opportunities are created when things break down. Over the last four months, Atwell and a team of engineers in Greenville, South Carolina, have been testing one of GE’s latest innovations – the 9HA.01 air-cooled gas turbine. The 866,000-pound machine promises to provide power producers the flexibility, efficiency and speed they need to accommodate the increasing use of intermittent wind and solar power.

B&W lands $40M emission control contract for Colorado Springs Utilities

03/25/2015

Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG, NYSE: BWC) has been awarded a contract valued at $40.3 million by Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) to engineer, procure, construct and commission an emissions control project for the Ray D. Nixon Power Plant, south of Colorado Springs.

House GOP wants to give states a break while the Clean Power Plan is fought out in court

03/25/2015

House Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., on March 23 unveiled a discussion draft of the Ratepayer Protection Act, which would empower states to not have to comply with the Clean Power Plan while inevitable lawsuits over it are fought out in court.

Combined cycle power plant to use Toshiba steam turbine and generator

03/25/2015

Toshiba Corp. said it is providing a 472-MW steam turbine and generator (STG) for a combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plant under construction in Tennessee.

Justices to hear arguments over EPA mercury limits

03/25/2015

The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge by industry groups and Republican-led states that want to roll back Obama administration environmental rules aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

Duke Energy to appeal $25M fine by N.C. environmental regulators

03/24/2015

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) will appeal a $25.1 million penalty, imposed by North Carolina environmental regulators, over groundwater violations at the retired L.V. Sutton Steam Electric Plant.

Indiana joins 10 states in opposing tougher EPA ozone limits

03/23/2015

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and 10 other Republican governors are urging the federal government to drop a push for stricter standards on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illnesses, warning the proposed limits would harm their states' economies.

Senate leader urges all 50 governors to not comply with EPA's Clean Power Plan

03/23/2015

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in a March 19 letter, called on the nation’s governors to reject the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulation that requires states to dramatically restructure their electricity systems based on how the agency thinks electricity should be produced and used in each state.

Brookings Institution finds coal cheap, abundant and controversial

03/23/2015

The Brookings Institution, the famous Washington, D.C. think-tank, is examining the coal industry in a series of publications, with the first being titled “Coal Markets in Motion.”

California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought

03/23/2015

This winter's record-low snowfall means less hydroelectricity for California.

Economic study says EPA regulations threaten Wyoming coal

03/20/2015

A new economic study says pending federal regulations to limit carbon emissions from existing coal-fired power plants threaten to hit Wyoming's coal industry hard in coming years.

Energy efficiency might slow coal’s bleeding under EPA CO2 plan

03/19/2015

Natural gas combined-cycle generation is destined to benefit under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan, although the dash-to-gas won't be quite as severe if states make energy efficiency part of their compliance plan.

Obama orders 40% cut in government's greenhouse gases

03/19/2015

President Barack Obama will order the federal government on Thursday to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 40 percent, as the U.S. seeks to spur other nations to get serious about climate change.

New Mexico regulators to hear from public about power plant

03/18/2015

New Mexico regulators are scheduled to take more public testimony on a plan to shutter half of an aging coal-fired power plant that supplies communities around the Southwest.

Milwaukee medical center plans to buy power plant, convert to natural gas

03/18/2015

Milwaukee County Regional Medical Center is negotiating to buy a coal-burning power plant currently owned by We Energies in Wauwatosa, and plans to convert it to natural gas before the 2015 heating season, reports the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

Exelon, Pepco settle with Md. counties over proposed merger

03/18/2015

Exelon Corp. and Pepco Holdings have reached a settlement agreement with two Maryland counties over the companies’ proposed merger.

Kansas Senate panel considers cutting green energy incentive

03/17/2015

Kansas companies that produce energy from wind, solar or other renewable resources would lose their property tax exemption under a bill discussed by a Senate panel Monday.

A New and Improved 316(b)

03/16/2015

After a decades-old legal battle between utilities and environmental groups, power plant owners are moving forward with plans to comply with the new regulation. Find out about the best available technologies to minimize the mortality of fish and other aquatic life.

Upgrading America's Coal Plants

03/16/2015

Coal will remain the dominant source of power generation in the U.S. for many years to come. Learn about retrofit projects designed to decrease emissions and keep three coal plants operational for another 20 years.

The Clean Power Plan, FutureGen, EPA and Jumbo Shrimp

03/16/2015

The Obama administration's policy on coal is like "jumbo shrimp." It's full of irony and contradictions.