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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Southern Company subsidiary to expand solar projects in Georgia

12/17/2014 Southern Company (NYSE: SO) subsidiary Southern Power plans to develop a 131-MW photovoltaic (PV) solar project in Georgia.

Plant Vogtle new nuclear units celebrates a year of construction

12/16/2014

Georgia Power, Westinghouse and CB&I (NYSE: CBI) celebrated a year of progress at the Plant Vogtle expansion project in Georgia.

Regulators to consider Ga. nuclear plant costs

12/16/2014

Utility regulators will continue their review of the costs of building a new nuclear plant in eastern Georgia.

Farley Unit 2 resumes operation

11/25/2014 Unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Alabama, has resumed operations following a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Canadian Solar supplies PV modules for Georgia solar power projects

11/18/2014 Canadian Solar Inc. will supply its CS6X-310-P photovoltaic (PV) modules to a series of projects in Georgia totaling 5.1-MW with SolAmerica Energy LLC.

Southern Company announces new executive management

11/18/2014 Thomas A. Fanning, Southern Company's (NYSE: SO) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer has named Bryan D. Anderson, current vice president of Governmental Affairs, has been promoted to se...

Georgia developer still trying to build coal plant

11/17/2014

Deep in rural Georgia, a developer is betting he can build one of the last new coal-fired power plants in the United States as the rest of the country moves away from the fuel.

Carbon capture and storage projects rise to 22 worldwide

11/05/2014

Global carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects rose to 22 in 2014,  according to the Global CCS Institute.

Kemper plant costs rise $496M due to startup delays

10/30/2014 In the September monthly report filed by Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) to the Mississippi Public Service Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said its subsidiary, Mississipp...

Southern Co. unit buys solar PV project in California

10/24/2014

Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) acquired the 150-MW Solar Gen 2 facility in California from First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR).

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