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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).

Nooter/Eriksen awarded first North American HRSG behind the Mitsubishi M501J Gas Turbine

09/08/2014

Nooter/Eriksen was recently awarded the contract from Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) to design and supply one Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) behind the Mitsubishi M501J gas turbine for the GRDA project located in Chouteau, Oklahoma.

Consumers Energy nearing completion of $250M upgrade project

08/26/2014

Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest utility, is nearing completion on a $250 million technology upgrade project at its largest power plant, the D.E. Karn/J.C. Weadock Generating Complex.

Pennsylvania agency works on air permits for 1,300-MW project

08/25/2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in an Aug. 23 notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin that it has gotten an air permit application from Lackawanna Energy Center LLC to construct a natural gas-fired combined-cycle plant to produce a nominal 1,300 MW in Jessup Borough, Lackawanna County.

Basin Electric discusses carbon capture technology with DOE head

08/19/2014

Moniz learned about the technology used at the Synfuels Plant to convert coal into natural gas and other products, including carbon dioxide.

OG&E submits environmental compliance plan for three power plants

08/07/2014

After unsuccessfully challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E), a subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), filed an application with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission seeking approval of a plan to be in compliance with federal environmental regulations.  

Permit approved for Texas combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plant

08/01/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final greenhouse gas prevention of significant deterioration construction permit for a natural gas-fired power plant in Texas.

FERC says it's working with EPA on Clean Power Plan

07/30/2014

Members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on July 29 told a congressional committee that they are working closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to make sure the coal-averse Clean Power Plan doesn't destabilize the grid.

Firm thinks coal burn coal to drop 24% by 2020; gas use will increase

07/28/2014

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan for existing plants, proposed in June, could have a dramatic impact on the power sector's demand for coal and natural gas, according to Bernstein Research.

EPA holds public meetings on Clean Power Plan

07/23/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold four hearings in two-days on the proposed Clean Power Plan during the week of July 28, 2014.

Report: States are prepared to cut emissions from power plants

07/14/2014

A new report conducted by Analysis Group’s electric industry and economic experts finds that states are well positioned to implement the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan.

China, US differ on global plan to cut emissions

07/09/2014

China and the United States took small steps toward their shared goal of fighting climate change on Wednesday, but the world's No. 1 and No. 2 carbon emitters remain significantly apart over a wider global plan to cut emissions.