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TVA seeks public comment for future coal ash storage at Bull Run

05/22/2015

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is asking for public input on plans to expand dry onsite storage of ash and other coal combustion products generated at Bull Run Fossil Plant.

California Public Utilities Commission Approves NRG Energy’s Carlsbad Energy Center

05/22/2015

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved the SDG&E Power Purchase and Tolling Agreement for the NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) Carlsbad Energy Center.

Vermont joins international effort to fight climate change

05/22/2015

Gov. Peter Shumlin says Vermont has signed on to what he called a first-of-its-kind agreement with international leaders from 11 other states and provinces to combat climate change.

FERC letter suggests ‘safety valve,’ easing interim goals in EPA CO2 plan

05/20/2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) says the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) might consider easing the “interim” carbon dioxide reduction timetable and also developing a reliability “safety valve” for the Clean Power Plan.

Solvay and Enirgi Chemicals form joint venture

05/20/2015

Solvay and Enirgi Chemicals have created a 50-50 joint venture to speed up the development and offering of sodium bicarbonate based products and solutions to reduce airborne emissions from power plants in North America.

Obama frames global warming as national security threat

05/20/2015

President Barack Obama is framing the challenges of climate change as a matter of national security that threatens to aggravate poverty and political instability around the globe and jeopardize the readiness of U.S. forces.

Duke plans to build natural gas-fired plant in Asheville

05/19/2015

Duke Energy said Tuesday it will build a $750 million natural gas plant to replace its troubled coal-fired Asheville plant as the company turns to cleaner energy to generate electricity.

Canada plans to cut emissions by 30 percent by 2030

05/18/2015

Canada announced Friday it plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 amid international efforts to create a new framework for addressing climate change.

Amergin Energy, NEC Energy to deploy 60 MW of grid energy storage

05/18/2015

NEC Energy Solutions and Amergin Energy will deploy at least 60-MW of NEC Energy's integrated battery storage systems for Amergin's late stage developments within the PJM Interconnection region.

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas receives order for three M501J gas turbines from Virginia Electric Power Company

05/15/2015

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MHPSA) has received an order from Virginia Electric and Power Company (VEPCO) in Richmond, Virginia for the supply of three M501J gas turbines to be installed at VEPCO’s Greensville County Power Station (subject to project approval by the State Corporation Commission).

Consumers Energy closing second highest number of coal plants in nation

05/14/2015

 Consumers Energy plans to retire its seven oldest coal-fired generating plants by April 2016. These plants represent 32 percent of the company’s fleet and mean that only one other energy provider in the country is retiring a larger percentage of its coal plants.

Democrats roll out revised plan to cap carbon emissions

05/12/2015

Washington state Democrats are re-crafting Gov. Jay Inslee's ambitious plan to make industrial polluters pay for their greenhouse gas emissions, hoping their version could win over some businesses and others wary of its impacts.

Calpine nears air permit for major gas-fired project in Pennsylvania

05/11/2015

Calpine Mid-Merit LLC is nearing an air permit covering the construction of the Block 2 Electricity Generation Project at the existing electrical generation facility located in Peach Bottom Township, York County, Pa.

Indiana Gov. Pence signs utility energy-efficiency bill

05/07/2015

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed a new law to reduce state oversight of the energy efficiency programs of major utilities.

Kansas Senate advances bill on state response to EPA rule

05/06/2015

A bill approved by the Kansas Senate would require legislators to sign off on the state's plan for complying with a federal rule aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

Dominion CEO: More power plants will be needed in Virginia

05/05/2015

Dominion (NYSE:D) is developing a lot of new generating capacity, especially natural gas, in its regulated Virginia territory, and that’s likely to continue, Dominion Chairman, President and CEO Thomas Farrell II said during a first quarter earnings call May 4.

Edison International to offer, demonstrate Tesla energy storage battery

05/04/2015

Hours after Tesla Energy released its home energy storage battery solution, Edison International (NYSE: EIX) announced it has secured agreements with Tesla, in which  Southern California Edison (SCE) — the regulated utility subsidiary of Edison International and SoCore Energy — will implement energy storage projects that feature Tesla's Powerpacks.

Entergy Arkansas sees too many known unknowns to file a resource plan this year

05/04/2015

Citing uncertainties in areas ranging from clean-air compliance for coal-fired capacity and a pending deal to buy an existing gas-fired unit, Entergy Arkansas Inc. (EAI) on May 1 asked the Arkansas Public Service Commission for a delay of up to one year on its Oct. 31 deadline to filed its latest Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).

Dominion reports that Brunswick County combined-cycle plant is 60% complete

05/04/2015

Dominion (NYSE:D) has recently been developing a lot of new generating capacity, especially natural gas, in its regulated Virginia territory, and that’s likely to continue, Dominion Chairman, President and CEO Thomas Farrell II said during a first quarter earnings call May 4.

Oklahoma governor vetoes bill similar to her executive order

05/04/2015

Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed two bills, including a Senate bill that requires the state to develop a plan to comply with Environmental Protection Agency rules regarding carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.