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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 New CCR Rule

03/16/2015

If you are still sorting through the new Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Rule and working to figure out what it means for your individual utility plant site, you are not alone.

Predicting Opacity Issues with DSI

03/16/2015

Dry sorbent injection (DSI) has proven to be a popular and low capital cost option for utilities and industries that have sought to comply with the U.S. EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), Industrial Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (IBMACT) and state emissions standards.

Top 10 most read articles from 2014

01/14/2015

We take a look back at the stories that you, the reader, read the most this year.

UMaine in business of certifying turbine blades

12/30/2014

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine has tested its largest wind turbine blade to date.

UMaine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center completed static strength testing this month of a 184-foot-long wind turbine blade built in North America for a Spanish company.

MATS Compliance: The Countdown to 2015

11/25/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule has been in place for new coal-fired electric generating units (EGUs) since 2012, but the regulation has yet to take effect for existing units.

Successful Coal Ash Pond Management

07/17/2014

Under new rules from the EPA, coal-fired plants in the U.S. will be forced to close their coal-ash storage ponds. What are the best strategies and options for handling the closure of coal-ash storage ponds?

Additives Improve Mercury Removal, Reduce Corrosion

07/17/2014

Mercury. Like the Roman god for which it is named, this toxic element can move swiftly once it has entered the environment, traveling up the food chain and negatively impacting plants, animals and humans alike.

Integrating Flue Gas Conditioning with More Effective Mercury Control

06/17/2014

Activated carbon injection is one of the leading and most accepted technologies utilized for controlling and maintaining mercury emission levels required by the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). This article examines the challenges to achieve full MATS compliance.

Video: McCrory proposes new coal ash plan after spill

04/22/2014

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Wednesday called for new regulation of coal ash ponds in the state following the failure of a pond at Duke Energy's Eden plant in February that sent millions of gallons of toxic ash as far as 70 miles down the Dan River.

Court upholds EPA emission standards

04/15/2014

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.

NC sides with Duke in appeal of coal ash ruling

04/08/2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators are joining with Duke Energy in appealing a judge's ruling on cleaning up groundwater pollution leeching from the company's coal ash dumps.

Video: Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good discusses coal ash plans

04/03/2014

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

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

03/28/2014

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.

Missouri County sets coal ash hearing

03/26/2014

Ameren Missouri will be in court next week for a three-day hearing over a planned coal ash landfill.

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

03/26/2014

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.

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

03/20/2014

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.

Duke contemplates retiring additional coal-fired capacity in response to coal ash spill

03/19/2014

Duke Energy is considering closing units at two coal-fired plants in response to the coal ash spill at Dan River in North Carolina, according to a report from the Charlotte Business Journal.

Industry witnesses throw cold water on EPA claims about CCS technology

03/17/2014

Alstom official: EPA rule would freeze carbon capture technology development

Entergy says workers’ shoes set off radiation monitors at nuclear power plant

03/12/2014

Entergy (NYSE: ETR) notified the state of Mississippi and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission about a leak or spill at the 1,478-MW Grand Gulf nuclear power plant.