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Shell Chemical nears air permit for 250-MW power project in Pennsylvania

03/30/2015

Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC is close to an air permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for the construction of a petrochemicals complex, which will include a 250-MW power plant, to be located on the site formerly occupied by Horsehead Corp.'s Monaca Zinc Smelter plant in Potter and Center townships in Beaver County.

NRG seeks Texas approval to buy power plant being moved from Mississippi

03/30/2015

NRG Texas Power LLC applied March 27 at the Public Utility Commission of Texas for approval of the proposed purchase of all of the issued and outstanding membership interests in PHR Holdings LLC from BTEC New Albany LLC, which currently owns I00% of the membership interests in PHR.

VIDEO: One nuclear power steam generator’s trip to the Summer plant site

03/30/2015

New video from Westinghouse Electric shows the journey the one steam generator took from the port of Charleston, South Carolina to the site of two Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer site in Jenkensville.

Nation's biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

03/30/2015

A big player in the troubled nuclear power industry is trying to change the rules of the energy game.

Emerson awarded $76mn ultrasupercritical coal-fired automation project

03/30/2015

Emerson Process Management, a subsidiary of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), was awarded a $76 million contract to automate a 910-MW generating unit at an ultrasupercritical coal-fired power plant in Poland.

Poll: Slight majority of Americans back nuclear

03/30/2015

A slight majority of Americans say they favor nuclear energy to generate electricity in the U.S., compared to 43 percent who oppose it, according to a new Gallup poll.

Senate endorses fees for companies that close coal plants

03/30/2015

Senators have given initial approval to a proposal that would levy massive fines against companies that close coal plants in Montana.

Mexico sets 25% pollution cut by 2030 for climate talks

03/30/2015

Mexico has become the first developing nation to submit pollutant reduction goals for next fall's Paris climate change talks, pledging Friday to cut greenhouse gas and short-lived climate pollutants 25 percent by 2030.

Technology to look inside Fukushima reactors faces challenge

03/30/2015

The cutting-edge technology was billed as a way to decipher where exactly the morass of nuclear fuel might sit at the bottom of reactors in the Japanese power plant that went into multiple meltdowns four years ago.

S. Africa court dismisses Westinghouse nuclear generator replacement dispute

03/27/2015

A South African court dismissed a filing from Westinghouse Electric Co. asking to reopen bidding for a nuclear power generator replacement project.

IAEA urges India to tighten nuclear safety regulations

03/27/2015

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is pressing India to tighten its nuclear safety regulations more by making its nuclear power watchdog independent and allowing more outside inspections.

Caterpillar's C280 Genset enters China offshore market

03/27/2015

Caterpillar Oil & Gas will supply six of its Cat C280-16 offshore generator sets (gensets) to power a BT-4000 Light Workover semi-submersible for Etesco, a Brazilian oil service contractor. 

Justices divided over EPA mercury limits

03/27/2015

The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

Report: Global wind power installations increased by 42% in 2014

03/27/2015

Global wind power installations grew 42 percent year-over-year, according to a new report conducted by BTM Consult, a subsidiary of Navigant Research.

Low carbon standard passes Ill. Senate committee

03/27/2015

An Illinois Senate committee passed a bill that would establish a low carbon standard that would help the state’s nuclear power plants.

Russia to build two nuclear power reactors in Jordan for $10bn

03/27/2015

Russia signed a $10 billion deal to build Jordan’s first nuclear power plant.

Iowa top officials on opposites sides in EPA lawsuit

03/27/2015

Iowa's governor and attorney general were on opposite sides of a case argued Wednesday at the U.S. Supreme Court concerning new mercury and toxic air emissions standards for power plants.

San Diego considers hydropower project

03/27/2015

The city of San Diego and San Diego County Water Authority are considering the construction of a hydroelectric power plant in the San Vicente Reservoir, according to a report by KPBS Public Broadcasting.

Report: WIPP radiation leak caused by “incompatible” contents

03/27/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy said one drum was the source of a radiation leak inside the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico.

Company gets 2nd chance for wind testing in Lincoln County

03/27/2015

An Aberdeen company that wants to test the wind capacity for a possible multimillion-dollar wind farm in Lincoln County is getting a second chance due to a technicality.

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