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Covanta Purchases 2 Environmental Services Companies


Covanta purchased Waste Recovery Solutions Inc. and Chesapeake Waste Solutions, which will help to expand Covanta’s industrial material management network and capabilities in the Mid-Atlantic region.

GE's Digital Power Plant: Applying the Internet of Things to The Energy Industry


The Digital Power Plant creates a “digital twin” of the physical power plant, offering real-time simulation while monitoring every asset in the plant.

TVA Completes Safety Testing at Watts Bar 2 Nuclear Site


The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) completed week-long tests on the safety features system for Watts Bar 2 in Tennessee.

Sierra Club Sues EPA Over Haze from Louisiana Coal Plants


The Sierra Club is suing the Environmental Protection Agency to force the regulator to make sure Louisiana's coal-powered plants cut down on haze-causing pollution, and thereby clear up the skies above wilderness areas in Louisiana and Arkansas.

Firm Offers Regional Rundown of Clean Power Plan Impact


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) affects every state differently based on the unique emissions profile of individual states, the K&L Gates law firm said in a Sept. 11 analysis of the EPA plan.

Court Clears Duke Energy Plan to Clean More Coal-Ash Pits


Duke Energy has asked to add three power plants to the list of four plants where they will begin scooping the ash, which is leaking arsenic, lead and other pollutants into waterways.

Turbine Oils: A Key Factor in System Reliability


In a recent Shell global survey, turbine oil end users indicated that their biggest concern was unplanned downtime during turbine operation.

Circulating Fluidized Bed Scrubber vs. Spray Dryer Absorber


Many utilities are under pressure to add flue gas desulfurization to their coal-fired units in response to more stringent air emissions regulations.

State Says Vermont Clean-Energy Sector Continues to Grow


Statistics compiled by the state show the "clean energy economy" grew by 6.2 percent last year.

New Mexico Governor Unveils New State Energy Plan


The plan calls for an all-of-the-above approach, not unlike the prescription being pushed at the federal level. It highlights the need for more infrastructure such as rail and transmission lines, storage options that could spur growth among solar and wind production and job training.

Kicking Ash and Taking Names


The new rules on Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) have a novel requirement aimed at making compliance efforts transparent: many records must be posted on the internet to allow easy public accessibility.

Areva Nuclear Inspection Tools Receive EPRI Qualification


The U.S. Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) qualified three of Areva’s automated inspection tools for examining nuclear steam generators.

EPSA files brief with Supreme Court on FERC demand response case


The Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA) and a number of other parties filed a legal brief with the U.S. Supreme Court Aug. 31 in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) demand response case that the high court will consider in October.

EPA allows one claim to stand in Sierra Club appeal of Schiller air permit


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy signed a July 28 order partially granting and partially denying a petition to object to a state operating permit issued by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) for the 150-MW, coal- and biomass-fired Schiller power plant.

Western states win injunction against ‘Waters of the United States’ rule


A federal judge in North Dakota on Aug. 27 granted a request by Colorado and twelve other states in the West for a preliminary injunction against a rule issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Falling Ozone NAAQS Ahead


We've reached that time of the decade when EPA changes the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS).

PJM Capacity Performance Market to Shake up Power Market


On June 9, The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) largely accepted PJM's Capacity Performance (CP) Filing of Dec. 12, 2014, as amended in April 2015.

Choosing Sides: Benefits of Clean Side SCR for Biomass


With the increased popularity of biomass and other renewable fuels in the generation portfolio, new emissions control challenges are emerging, especially for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems, where biomass can have much higher concentrations of catalyst poisons - most notably sodium, potassium, and phosphorus - than other fuels.

A Journey to Improve Condenser Performance


While there is an industry-wide understanding that compromised condenser tubes reduce unit performance in the short term, the long-term effects of this neglect can be detrimental, forcing unplanned outages and loss of revenue.

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