More New Emissions Control Projects News

DOE selects 8 projects to receive funding for reducing cost of CO2 capture and compression

09/02/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected eight projects to receive funding to construct small- and large-scale pilots for reducing the cost of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and compression through DOE’s Carbon Capture Program.

US construction spending reaches highest level in 7 years

09/01/2015

U.S. construction spending in July climbed to its highest level in more than seven years, boosted by an increase in the building of houses, factories and power plants.

Western states win injunction against ‘Waters of the United States’ rule

08/31/2015

A federal judge in North Dakota on Aug. 27 granted a request by Colorado and twelve other states in the West for a preliminary injunction against a rule issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

POTUS announces $1 billion in Department of Energy initiatives aimed at innovative technologies

08/25/2015

The president’s Clean Power Plan permits the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office to guarantee up to $1 billion for commercial-scale distributed energy projects like rooftop solar, smart grid technology and methane capture for oil and gas wells.

Shale, MATS, Clean Power Plan has companies burning more gas, less coal

08/24/2015

American Electric Power Senior Vice President Timothy Light captured the current situation for many generators on Aug. 18 when he said "we are burning more gas and less coal."

SunEdison breaks ground on 156-MW solar project in Colorado

08/20/2015

SunEdison, Inc. the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced it has closed financing and begun construction on one of its largest solar power plants to date, the 156-megawatt (MW) Comanche Solar project in Pueblo, Colo. When completed, the Comanche Solar project will be the largest solar power plant east of the Rocky Mountains.

 

Gas industry, enviros weigh in on EPA's methane reduction plan

08/19/2015

Industry and environmental groups sit on both sides of the fence after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released potential greenhouse gas emissions regulations for the oil and gas industry.

REC Solar and Windset Farms interconnect 1-MW solar array

08/19/2015

REC Solar, a national provider of commercial solar and energy solutions, today announced the interconnection of a 1 MW solar energy system for Windset Farms.

To stave off bankruptcy, PSC grants rate hike to Mississippi Power

08/19/2015

With the undisputed evidence showing that Mississippi Power "stands on the brink of bankruptcy," the Mississippi Public Service Commission on Aug. 13 granted a temporary rate hike to this Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) subsidiary that allows cost recovery on the over-budget Kemper coal gasification project.

Moody's downgrades Mississippi Power over Kemper IGCC cost recovery

08/17/2015

Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Southern (NYSE:SO) utility subsidiary Mississippi Power over lingering questions over rate recovery for the Kemper integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power plant.

Greenridge coal plant in NY to be revived - without coal

08/17/2015

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is out for public comment until Sept. 11 on an air permit change that would allow the revival of Unit 4 of the Greenidge power plant, shut since 2011, with coal no longer an allowed fuel.

San Juan plan moves forward as PNM reaches settlement with key parties

08/14/2015

PNM Resources’ New Mexico Utility, Public Service Co. of New Mexico (PNM), today filed with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) a settlement agreement regarding the plan to retire two units at San Juan Generating Station (SJGS). Following discussions, PNM and several key parties agreed on modifications to the original stipulation filed in October 2014. The agreement requires approval by the NMPRC.

 

GE upgrades increase output at UK power plant while reducing costs

08/14/2015

Calon Energy has selected GE to upgrade its Sutton Bridge Power Station in Lincolnshire with a broad range of hardware and software technologies to increase power production, improve efficiency and flexibility, and reduce its operating costs. The 800-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant provides electricity to the East Anglian region of the United Kingdom, and the upgrades will help increase the competitiveness of the plant in the country’s challenging power industry.

 

Tucson power plant to stop using coal, switch to natural gas

08/13/2015

As part of its plan to diversify the resources it relies on to generate electricity, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) said Thursday it will stop burning coal at its largest local power plant.

Arkansas firm to provide solar energy for Oklahoma co-op

08/12/2015

A subsidiary of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc., has reached an agreement to provide a one-megawatt solar array for Tri-County Electric Cooperative of Hooker, Oklahoma.

Entergy Arkansas looks at end of coal use at White Bluff plant late next decade

08/12/2015

The Sierra Club said Aug. 10 that the Entergy Arkansas (EAI) utility of Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR) has indicated plans for a proposed phase out of coal use at its White Bluff power plant in Redfield, Ark.

Coal storage expansion causes dust concerns at Wisconsin power plant

08/10/2015

With plans to increase the coal storage capacity at its Oak Creek power plant near Milwaukee, We Energies has recently raised concerns about human health and the environment. As reported in the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, residents have been joined by environmental organization Clean Wisconsin to request that state regulators force the utility to better control coal dust drifting from the plant into nearby neighborhoods.

Simple-cycle natural gas-fired power plant breaks ground

08/06/2015

Gemma Power Systems LLC received a limited notice to proceed to begin turnkey engineering, procurement and construction contract with Exelon West Medway II LLC for a simple-cycle natural gas-fired power plant in Massachusetts for $100 million.

Solar research takes cue from butterflies

08/06/2015

By biomimicking the Cabbage White butterfly, solar energy of the future may become cheaper and more efficient, this according to a report published by a research team from the University of Exeter in the scientific journal Scientific Reports, and reported by solardaily.com. 

Commercial start eyed for late 2016 on Texas carbon capture project

08/05/2015