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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.

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.

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.

Siemens supplies H-class turbines to FPL's Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center

11/10/2014

Siemens (NYSE: SI) has shipped its third of three H-class turbines to Florida Power & Light’s (FPL) Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center. The turbine is being transported by rail, barge and multi-wheeled vehicles.

Court affirms Minnesota decision on new air controls for Boswell 4

11/06/2014

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Nov. 3 rejected an environmental group appeal of a decision by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to approve new air emissions controls for the coal-fired Boswell Unit 4 under the state's Mercury Emissions Reduction Act (MERA).

Toshiba to supply supercritical CO2 turbine to Texas power project

11/05/2014

Toshiba Corp. will supply a first-of-a-kind supercritical CO2 turbine to a demonstration plant being built in Texas. The plant will be developed by NET Power, which is a joint venture between CB&I and Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC).

Alstom to provide heat recovery steam generators for two power plants in Texas

11/04/2014

Alstom has signed a contract worth approximately $100 million with Exelon Generation to supply four heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) for two new combined-cycle gas power plants in Texas, each equipped with two General Electric advanced, high-efficiency H-class gas turbines (Exelon Generation's Colorado Bend Generating Station in Wharton County and Wolf Hollow plant in Granbury).

Utilities open new gas-fired plant in Cheyenne

11/03/2014

Power company officials on Tuesday marked the opening of a new gas-fired power plant in Cheyenne that replaces several old coal-fired plants elsewhere

Carbon capture, conversion pilot project opening in Texas

10/24/2014

The Department of Energy (DOE) and Skyonic Corp. marked the opening of a project demonstration for converting carbon dioxide into commercial products.

U.S. CO2 emissions drop in past five of eight years, EIA says

10/23/2014

Emissions reductions in the electric power sector lead a decline in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in five of the past eight years, according to analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Tecogen supplies emission retrofit system to natural gas generator in California

10/22/2014

Tecogen Inc. has entered into a contract to supply its emissions retrofit system, Ultra, for a natural gas emergency generator.

GRDA to pay $296M to construct combined-cycle plant in Oklahoma

10/21/2014

Northeast Oklahoma's Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) directors reached an agreement, on Monday, to pay a $296.9 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a 495-MW combined-cycle power plant near Chouteau, Oklahoma.

EPA gathering information on proposed power plant rules

10/21/2014

As the Dec. 1 deadline for the comment period on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan approaches, the agency continues to gather information on the proposal, Sarah Dunham, director, Office of Atmospheric Programs with the EPA said on Oct. 14.

Some states fear ‘2020 cliff’ under EPA Clean Power Plan

10/15/2014

While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan seeks to have states cut power sector CO2 emissions 30% by 2030, most reductions must be realized well before then, officials from Michigan and Kentucky said Oct. 14.

Exelon, CB&I, 8 Rivers develop zero emission natural gas-fired project

10/15/2014

CB&I (NYSE: CBI), Exelon Generation (NYSE: EXC) and 8 Rivers Capital have teamed to build a $140 million demonstration power plant that produces zero emissions from natural gas.

Ameren Missouri announces plans to expand renewable portfolio, reduce CO2 emissions by 30%

10/02/2014

Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), filed a 20-year plan with the Missouri Public Service Commission to expand solar and wind power in the state.

PPL permits gas firing at big Brunner Island coal plant

09/29/2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in a notice in the Sept. 27 Pennsylvania Bulletin that it plans to issue an air permit change allowing gas firing at PPL Corp.'s (NYSE: PPL) Brunner Island coal-fired plant.

Texas’ Panda Temple combined cycle plant up and running

09/26/2014

Panda Power Funds dedicated its Panda Temple combined-cycle power plant at an inaugural celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony in Temple, Texas on Thursday.

RGGI CO2 allowance prices top $4/short ton for 3rd straight time

09/18/2014

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) held its 25th auction with allowance prices that were at or above $4 per short ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) for the third consecutive auction.

EPA puts out draft permit on 225-MW Texas project

09/17/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is out for public comment until Oct. 17 on a draft air permit for the Red Gate power plant project of South Texas Electric Cooperative (STEC).