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Recovery project for Kingston ash spill nears completion

12/17/2014

Clean up efforts, from the 2008 Kingston Fossil Plant coal ash spill, is near completion.

Eos Energy Storage receives $2.1Mn from California Energy Commission for battery demo

12/17/2014

As part of California’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC), through the California Energy Commission (CEC), Eos Energy Storage was awarded $2.1 million for an advanced battery storage system demonstration.

Boeing 737 factory to move to clean energy

12/17/2014

Boeing said Tuesday it plans to buy renewable energy credits to replace fossil-fuel power at the factory in Washington state where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes.

Nuclear Here to Stay, Both in the U.S. and Globally, Says Industry Expert

12/10/2014

Nuclear power is by far the best low-carbon, high-power-density generation source currently available. So said John DeBruin, vice president of Nuclear Engineering at URS Corporation, in his fact-filled presentation at Power Generation Week yesterday morning.

National Grid joins proposal for 300-mile cable in Maine

12/10/2014

Utility giant National Grid is partnering with a company that specializes in underwater cable projects in an alliance seeking to build a 300-mile cable to bring Canadian hydropower and Maine wind power to Greater Boston to help meet the energy needs of power-hungry southern New England, the companies announced Tuesday.

U.S. Coal Losing Power Business Dominance but Not Going Away

12/09/2014

Coal’s long dominant role in U.S. power generation is steadily losing ground to natural gas, but coal isn’t going away anytime soon.

EPA proposes smog standards under Clean Air Act

11/26/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new smog, or ozone, standards under the Clean Air Act after recent scientific evidence showed harmful effects of ground-level smog.

Charah secures fly ash contracts with LG&E, KU

11/24/2014

GDF Suez purchases battery system from Eos Energy Storage

11/21/2014

GDF SUEZ has purchased Eos Energy Storage’s zinc hybrid cathode battery energy storage system. The sale marks the next phase in Eos’s pilot demonstration program, after 3rd-party testing with DNV GL.

Bechtel, Siemens, Panda Power Funds dedicate Sherman Power Project in Texas

11/20/2014

Panda Power Funds, Siemens (NYSE: SI) and Bechtel dedicated the 758-MW Panda Sherman Power Project in Sherman, Texas, two weeks ahead of schedule.

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.

Duke Energy to begin removing coal ash from four sites in North Carolina

11/14/2014

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) announced plans to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR) to remove coal ash stored at the Asheville Steam Electric Plant, Dan River Steam Station, Riverbend Steam Station and L.V. Sutton Steam Electric Plant facilities.

Texas would benefit from 5,000 MW of energy storage

11/14/2014

The deployment of grid-integrated distributed energy storage in Texas could provide substantial benefits to the power system in ERCOT and its customers, according to a reported conducted by The Brattle Group.

After SONGS closure, SCE signs 2,221 MW worth of contracts

11/06/2014

Southern California Edison (SCE) has signed contracts for 2,221-MW of power from various new resources, representing approximately 10 percent of SCE’s current total customer peak usage.

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.

Alstom to provide heat recovery steam generators for two power plants in Texas

11/04/2014

Alstom has signed a contract worth approximately $100 million with Exelon Generation to supply four heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) for two new combined-cycle gas power plants in Texas, each equipped with two General Electric advanced, high-efficiency H-class gas turbines (Exelon Generation's Colorado Bend Generating Station in Wharton County and Wolf Hollow plant in Granbury).

Emission mandate forces DTE Energy to discuss coal to gas conversions

11/04/2014

Proposed emission mandates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would reduce carbon dioxide emissions in Michigan by 32 percent, which could mean significant changes for DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), according to Skiles Boyd, vice president of environmental management and resources for DTE Energy.

After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom and glut

10/30/2014

The utilities say they can't accommodate the flood of newcomers to the green energy business, throwing in doubt the future of Japan's up-to-now aggressive strategy on renewable energy. Another challenge is that supplies of power from sources such as solar are not reliable enough or easily stored.

Murray adds 100M tons to Illinois' coal holdings

10/29/2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A leading U.S. coal company is adding roughly 100 million more tons of reserves and other resources to its southern Illinois portfolio, broadening its operations months after decrying federal regulation of the industry.

B&W receives $35M supply contract for boilers, equipment to University of Alaska

10/27/2014

The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (NYSE: BWC) announced that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group Inc. (B&W PGG), has entered into a contract, worth more than $35 million, to design and manufacture two boilers, air quality control equipment, and a pulse jet fabric filter baghouse for particulate control, fuel feed system, boiler auxiliaries, dry sorbent injection system and structural steel, for a power plant owned by the University of Alaska Fairbanks.