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Carbon capture technology company receives grant for pilot plant


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


Court upholds EPA emission standards


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.

Clean Coal: Carbon capture pilot begins at Polk IGCC plant


The U.S. Department of Energy and Tampa Electric Company (TECO) (NYSE: TE) came together this week to celebrate the successful startup of a pilot project to demonstrate a warm gas cleanup carbon capture technology in a coal gasification unit at the Polk Power Plant Unit-1 in Tampa, Florida.

Endevco charge output accelerometer


Meggitt Sensing Systems has made available its Endevco model 2280, a hermetically sealed, triaxial, piezoelectric charge output accelerometer with high-temperature operation to 482 degrees C (900 degrees F).

Regulators: No interruption after utilities hacked


Electric, natural gas and major water companies and regional distribution systems in Connecticut have been penetrated by hackers and other cyber attackers, but defenses have prevented interruption, state utility regulators said Monday in their first report on cyber security.

GP Strategies to install monitoring solutions at combined cycle power plants


Panda Power Funds selected GP Strategies Corp. (NYSE: GPX) to provide instructor-led training and GPiLEARN™ web-based training at three of its Texas natural gas power plants. GP Strategies' EtaPRO™ technology was also chosen to monitor the plants.

EPA issues greenhouse gas permit for La Paloma Energy Center project


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region 6 office has again issued a greenhouse gas permit for the La Paloma Energy Center LLC project in Texas after the permit had been cleared by the U.S. Environmental Appeals Board.

Video: Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good discusses coal ash plans


Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good is speaking out about the company's plans regarding its coal ash basins.

Interactive Map: Watch how fast wind farms have spread across the US


Two new online interactive maps produced by the federal government show where the nation’s wind farms are, how quickly they were built and what impact they may have on the landscape.

2G CENERGY announces cogeneration projects in U.S., Canada


2G CENERGY Power Systems Technologies Inc. announced it has received orders for two projects in North America and will be supplying modules for two cogeneration projects in North America.

Operators of coal-fired power plants decide how to meet MATS 2015 deadline


Operators of coal-fired power plants throughout the U.S. are creating strategies to meet the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) by the April 2015 deadline.

GHG permit issued for natural gas-fired power plant


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a greenhouse gas (GHG) permit for El Paso Electric’s planned natural gas-fired power plant in Texas.

Most EIA regions show increase in natural gas prices


Nine of the 10 reporting regions monitored by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) showed an increase in spot natural gas prices according to figures posted March 26.

FERC okays waiver related to shutdown of six Virginia Electric coal units


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on March 26 granted a waiver to Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion Virginia Power related to the upcoming deactivation by the end of this year of coal-fired units at the Chesapeake and Yorktown power plants.

Duke Energy finds gap in coal ash basin at Cape Fear Plant, receives violation


Duke Energy has notified the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) along with other state and local regulators that a gap has been found inside the embankment of one of the Cape Fear coal ash basins.

Cornell University installs solar facility


Cornell University’s campus in Ithaca, N.Y. will soon have a 2-MW solar power facility.

La Paloma Energy Center scores legal victory for its Texas power project


The U.S. Environmental Appeals Board on March 14 rejected a Sierra Club petition for a review of an air permit issued to La Paloma Energy Center LLC for a gas-fired power project in Texas.

Citizens group wants North Carolina review of Duke gas-fired project


A citizens group, NC WARN, on March 10 asked the North Carolina Utilities Commission to open up a review of a Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) plan for a gas-fired power plant in South Carolina, even though the group conceded that the North Carolina commission has no explicit power to do so.

GRDA to sign contract for natural gas turbine to replace coal-fired unit


On Friday, at least three members of the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA)’s Board of Directors will join Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin to sign a contract with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems of America to purchase a natural gas combustion and steam turbine, known as the 501J.