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Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

04/16/2015

The centerpiece of the Obama administration's effort to tackle climate change is facing a high-profile legal test as a federal appeals court considers a plan that has triggered furious opposition from Republicans, industry figures and coal-reliant states.

DOE to fund low-impact hydropower technologies

04/15/2015

The Department of Energy said last week it would provide  $7 million in funding for the research and development of innovative technologies for low-impact hydropower systems.

Bechtel to build combined-cycle power plant in Ohio

04/09/2015

Bechtel was a awarded a contract from Carroll County Energy LLC, an affiliate of Advanced Power, to build a 700-MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle generating facility in Carroll County, Ohio.

Bloomberg adds $30 million to anti-coal campaign

04/08/2015

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he is donating an additional $30 million to a Sierra Club initiative working to reduce U.S. use of coal.

Fuel Tech receives emission control contracts worth $2.2M

04/08/2015

Fuel Tech, Inc. — an engineering solutions company focused on combustion systems and emissions control in utility and industrial applications — has secured multiple air pollution control (APC) contracts from customers in China and the US, valued at approximately $2.2 million.

Lawsuit challenging power plant's restart with gas dismissed

04/08/2015

A state judge has dismissed an environmental group's lawsuit challenging the restart of a Hudson Valley power plant using natural gas instead of coal.

Albuquerque moves to withdraw support for power plant plan

04/07/2015

A plan by New Mexico's largest electric provider to replace part of an aging coal-fired power plant with more coal generation and a mix of natural gas, nuclear and solar power has run into another roadblock.

Coal-to-gas conversion completed in Virginia

04/07/2015

A coal-to-gas power plant conversion was completed at a plant in Virginia.

FERC, EEI, DOE officials weigh in on EPA Clean Power Plan

04/06/2015

A member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the deputy secretary with the Department of Energy (DOE) and a vice president of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) on April 2 offered differing perspectives on challenges posed by a federal plan to slash power sector carbon emissions.

Groups oppose call by New Mexico utility for higher rates

04/01/2015

A proposal by New Mexico's largest electric provider to raise its rates is running into opposition.

Alliant subsidiary advances emissions projects at Iowa coal plants

04/01/2015

Interstate Power and Light (IPL), which is a subsidiary of Alliant Energy (NYSE: LNT), told the Iowa Utilities Board that it is undertaking a number of emissions-control projects for coal-fired capacity under its approved Emission Plan and Budget (EPB).

US to pledge up to 28 percent emission cut in global treaty

03/31/2015

The United States pledged Tuesday to cut its greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent as part of a global treaty aimed at preventing the worst effects of climate change, the White House said.

Shell Chemical nears air permit for 250-MW power project in Pennsylvania

03/30/2015

Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC is close to an air permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for the construction of a petrochemicals complex, which will include a 250-MW power plant, to be located on the site formerly occupied by Horsehead Corp.'s Monaca Zinc Smelter plant in Potter and Center townships in Beaver County.

Justices divided over EPA mercury limits

03/27/2015

The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

Iowa top officials on opposites sides in EPA lawsuit

03/27/2015

Iowa's governor and attorney general were on opposite sides of a case argued Wednesday at the U.S. Supreme Court concerning new mercury and toxic air emissions standards for power plants.

Kansas House approves bill to limit greenhouse gas emissions

03/27/2015

The Kansas House has approved a bill requiring the state to draft a plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants but allowing legislators to have a say in its contents.

SunEdison to acquire 1,000 energy storage systems, bring electricity to rural India

03/27/2015

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) plans to purchase up to 1,000 vanadium flow batteries (more than 100 MWh) from Imergy Power Systems to store solar-generated electricity for its rural electrification and solar powered mini-grid projects in India.

B&W lands $40M emission control contract for Colorado Springs Utilities

03/25/2015

Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG, NYSE: BWC) has been awarded a contract valued at $40.3 million by Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) to engineer, procure, construct and commission an emissions control project for the Ray D. Nixon Power Plant, south of Colorado Springs.

House GOP wants to give states a break while the Clean Power Plan is fought out in court

03/25/2015

House Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., on March 23 unveiled a discussion draft of the Ratepayer Protection Act, which would empower states to not have to comply with the Clean Power Plan while inevitable lawsuits over it are fought out in court.

Combined cycle power plant to use Toshiba steam turbine and generator

03/25/2015

Toshiba Corp. said it is providing a 472-MW steam turbine and generator (STG) for a combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plant under construction in Tennessee.