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


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


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


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


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


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.

Black & Veatch to install natural gas-fired unit, retrofit coal-fired unit


Black & Veatch was picked to provide engineering services to install a $400 million combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plant for the Grand River Dam Authority in Oklahoma.

Siemens to supply steam power plant equipment to Poland


Siemens (NYSE: SI) was awarded a contract, for EUR208 million, from SPV-Rafako to supply its SST5-6000 steam turbines to the Jaworzno III steam power plant in Poland.

Coal-fired power plant approved to refuel with natural gas


The New York Public Service Commission approved a repowering project at the Dunkirk coal-fired power plant.

Duke Energy natural gas-fired power plant may cost 18% less than planned


Final costs for Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK)’s new natural gas-fired power plant in North Carolina are estimated to be $120 million, or 18 percent, less than projected.

Natural gas-fired power plant now meets emissions limits


The Russell Center Energy Center in California now complies with state air emissions limits.

PGE breaks ground on natural gas-fired power plant


Construction began on a natural gas-fired plant in Oregon.

EPA issues GHG permit for natural gas-fired peaking plant in Texas


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final greenhouse gas Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit for a natural gas-fired power plant in Texas.

Kentucky plant emblematic of move from coal to gas


In the shadow of Paradise Fossil Plant's aging smokestacks, where white steam and carbon dioxide rise into the sky, outdated coal-fired generators are being replaced with one that runs on natural gas.

Video: UPDATE Carbon emissions to decline 30% by 2030; states can create plans, EPA says


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced rules aimed at cutting carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030.

D.C. Circuit EPA decision has implications for natural gas production


A three-judge panel for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has thrown out the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) so-called Summit Directive.

White House touts energy policies as rules loom


President Barack Obama's administration, setting the stage for upcoming restrictions on coal-fired power plants, is making a concerted effort to cast its energy policy as an economic success that is creating jobs, securing the world's biggest oil consumer against international upheavals and shifting energy use to cleaner sources.

Cleaner air could mean higher electric bills


Electricity prices are probably on their way up across much of the U.S. as coal-fired plants, the dominant source of cheap power, shut down in response to environmental regulations and economic forces.

Supreme Court overturns decision invalidating EPA’s CSAPR


The U.S. Supreme Court has vacated a decision by a federal appeals court that ruled the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) violated the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Avoiding Performance Monitoring Pitfalls


The U.S. Energy Information Administration's Annual Energy Outlook 2014 early release projects a 17 percent increase in natural gas-fired power generation from 2012 levels by 2020.

Energy Department seeks methane hydrate proposals


The U.S. Department of Energy is soliciting for another round of research into methane hydrates, the potentially huge energy source of "frozen gas" that could step in for shortages of other fossil fuels.