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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.