EPA releases coal ash rule

EPA releases coal ash rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the agency will now consider coal ash on the same level as household waste as opposed to hazardous waste. Household garbage and coal ash are both listed in the solid waste category, a stretch from the hazardous waste classification.

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 Video: Mary Powell is POWER-GEN 2014 Woman of the Year

Video: Mary Powell is POWER-GEN 2014 Woman of the Year

Powell is President and CEO of Green Mountain Power, an electricity utility in the state of Vermont that serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers.

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 EPA unveils SO2 scrubber-reliant haze plan for Texas

EPA unveils SO2 scrubber-reliant haze plan for Texas

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new regional haze SO2 reduction requirements for Texas based on a series of presumed scrubber installations and scrubber upgrades on 14 coal-fired power plant units.

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 Tucson Electric acquires stake in Gila gas power plant

Tucson Electric acquires stake in Gila gas power plant

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has acquired a portion of the output generated by the Gila River Power Station, a natural gas facility.

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 SCE chooses Holtec to store San Onofre used nuclear fuel

SCE chooses Holtec to store San Onofre used nuclear fuel

Southern California Edison (SCE) has awarded Holtec International a contract to store San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station's used nuclear fuel in a robust underground facility.

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EPA releases coal ash rule

12/19/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the agency will now consider coal ash on the same level as household waste as opposed to hazardous waste. Household garbage and coal ash are both listed in the solid waste category, a stretch from the hazardous waste classification.

Fuel Tech receives air pollution control contracts worth $3.6Mn

12/19/2014

Fuel Tech Inc. has received multiple air pollution control (APC) contracts, worth approximately $3.6 million, from customers in China, Europe and the U.S.

NRC: DOE’s Yucca Mountain R&D meet NRC requirements

12/19/2014

The staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published Volume 4 of its safety evaluation report on a proposed underground used nuclear fuel repository in Nevada.

Video: Duke Energy acquires Halifax Solar Project in North Carolina

12/19/2014

Duke Energy Renewables (NYSE: DUK) has acquired a 20-MW solar project in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, from Geenex and ET Solar Energy Corp.

Westinghouse continues to provide nuclear fuel to French power plants

12/19/2014

Westinghouse Electric Co. and EDF signed a new long-term nuclear fuel contract to support EDF’s nuclear power plants in France.

Susquehanna nuclear unit 1 returned to service after leak found

12/19/2014

Workers at PPL’s (NYSE: PPL) Susquehanna nuclear power plant reconnected Unit 1 to the grid after repairing a small leak inside the containment structure.

EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage

12/19/2014

Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material.

Land, water rights needed for Nevada nuclear dump

12/19/2014

The federal Energy Department will need to acquire water and land rights before it gets approval to entomb the nation's most radioactive waste beneath a mountain in the Nevada desert, according to a report released Thursday by an the agency being asked to license the project.

NRC delays approval of Callaway's license renewal

12/19/2014

Federal officials are delaying a decision on issuing a 20-year extension for the Callaway County nuclear power plant.

Duke Energy completes ash excavation at W.S. Lee Steam Station

12/19/2014

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has submitted filings, to state regulators, outlining additional ash excavation plans for its W.S. Lee Steam Station in Belton, South Carolina.

Some see gas as replacement for Vermont Yankee

12/19/2014

About to lose their biggest employer and taxpayer with the closing of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, local leaders in Vernon are hoping a gas-fired power plant will be built to replace it.

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Navigating the Promises and Pitfalls of Environmental Regulations

12/18/2014

The U.S. power sector faces a host of new rules and regulations governing air emissions, water intake structures, coal ash storage, and discharge limits for effluent. The editors of Power Engineering provide updates on where these and many other new rules for power generators now stand.

Maryland's Newest Casino Takes a Creative Approach to Power

12/18/2014

Learn about how a new CHP system installed at Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino uses captured heat from the engine's jacket water and exhaust systems to more than double energy efficiency.

Steam Turbine Rehabs Improve Heat Rates

12/18/2014

The EPA's Clean Power Plan calls for a 6-percent improvement in heat rates, or fuel efficiencies, at coal-fired power plants. Power Engineering examines how a steam turbine upgrade can help meet this mandate.

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