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Georgia Power to Permanently Close all 29 of Company's Ash Ponds


Georgia Power is preparing to permanently close all 29 of the company’s ash ponds in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Coal Combustion Residual Rule and the new Effluent Limitation Guidelines.

EPA Finalizes Steam Electric Effluent Limitation Guidelines


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized a rule reducing the discharge of toxic pollutants from steam electric power plants into the country’s waterways. New mandates will decrease permissible discharge of toxins including mercury, arsenic, lead and selenium by 1.4 billion pounds annually, as well as reduce the withdrawal of water by 57 billion gallons per year. 

GE's New High-Efficiency HA Gas Turbines Bound for Projects in New Jersey, Korea


GE’s new high-efficiency gas turbines will soon provide clean, reliable power for projects on opposite sides of the globe.  The 7HA.02 gas turbines are replacing aging plants in New Jersey and Korea.

NRG Permits Coal-to-Gas Conversion at Shawville Plant in Pennsylvania


NRG REMA LLC has applied to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a proposed natural gas addition to the utility boilers at the coal-fired Shawville Generating Station located in Clearfield County, said the DEP in a notice published in the Sept. 26 Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Engineering Student Develops Prototype That Stores 'Mechanical Spillage' from Wind Turbines


Jie Cheng, a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering, has developed a system that captures and stores wasted energy for later use.

Capstone Microturbine to Power Silica Manufacturer in Italy


California microturbine manufacturer Capstone Turbine has finalized an order for a C1000 microturbine, which will upgrade the processing plant at a silica manufacturing facility in Italy.

Mexico Had More Than 54 GW of Electric Generating Capacity in 2014


Power generation is growing in Mexico with more than three-quarters of the nation’s electricity and capacity coming from fossil fuels, according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Sept. 21.

Siemens Sets 15-Year Goal to Become Climate Neutral


Siemens has announced plans to become the world’s first major industrial company to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint.

Clean Tech a Top Priority as Chinese President Lands in US


Discussing how U.S. and Chinese experts and businesses can collaborate on nuclear energy, smarter electricity use and other clean technologies is a top agenda item as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Seattle Tuesday, almost a year after he and President Barack Obama announced their nations would cooperate to fight climate change.

Notre Dame Says Plan to Stop Burning Coal Pays for Itself


The Sierra Club said Notre Dame was the 35th U.S. university since 2012 to adopt such a plan, leaving 27 that still have coal-burning plants. The environmental organization called on the utility that provides 50 percent of the school's power, to sever its reliance on fossil fuels.

NRG's Avon Lake Power Plant to Continue Burning Coal


NRG announced last Friday it would continue to burn coal at its Avon Lake power plant in Ohio. The plant had planned to switch to cleaner-burning natural gas, but decided instead to add new pollution control measures to its existing coal-fired boilers to meet emissions regulations.

'Wind Lens' Boosts Efficiency of Wind Turbine Blades


Researchers at the University of Kettering in Flint, Michigan are assessing  a ‘wind lens’ which they say improves the efficiency of wind turbine blades.

Korea, UAE Organizations Team on Nuclear Reactor Safety


The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) and the UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the field of nuclear safety with a focus on light water nuclear reactors.

Texas Agency Nears Permits on 3,400-MW Gas-Fired Project


FGE Eagle Pines LLC is nearing issuance by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of a State Air Quality Permit, Prevention of Significant Deterioration Air Quality Permit and a Greenhouse Gas PSD Air Quality Permit that would authorize construction of the FGE Eagle Pines Project, a natural gas-fired combined-cycle turbine power plant.

Rutland, Vt. Becomes 'Solar Capital of New England'


Officials with Green Mountain Power, Vermont's biggest utility, have been working for years to change the way the city of 16,500 produces and uses electricity.

State Says Vermont Clean-Energy Sector Continues to Grow


Statistics compiled by the state show the "clean energy economy" grew by 6.2 percent last year.

New Mexico Governor Unveils New State Energy Plan


The plan calls for an all-of-the-above approach, not unlike the prescription being pushed at the federal level. It highlights the need for more infrastructure such as rail and transmission lines, storage options that could spur growth among solar and wind production and job training.

Hawaiian Co-Op Inks Deal for Utility-Scale Solar Storage System


Construction on the first utility-scale solar plant to provide power on demand is expected to begin on the Hawaiian island of Kauai in April 2016.

New Simple-Cycle Plant Supports Renewables, Powers Irrigation in Texas


The Golden Spread Electric Cooperative today cut the ribbon on its Elk Station power plant near Lubbock, Texas. The 202-MW facility began commercial operation June 12, 2015 and now celebrates the successful validation of all technical metrics.

Broad Ohio Coalition Wants Renewable Energy Targets Restored


A broad coalition of state business, health, community and environmental groups called Wednesday for Ohio lawmakers to reinstate mandatory targets for the use of renewable and advanced energy sources such as wind, solar and clean coal.