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PE Volume 120 Issue 6
The report published last month showed that CO2 emissions totaled 1,925 million metric tons in 2015, or 21 percent below 2005 levels.
Issues with declining fresh water availability coupled with continued efforts towards sustainability are requiring personnel at new and existing power and industrial plants to look for alternative sources of plant makeup water.
Federal air emission regulations continue to pose challenges for coal-fired electric generating units in the United States.
The energy storage market has grown significantly in recent years. Battery costs have dropped 75 percent in the last six years.
In November of 2015, the Federal Register published the final rule for the Effluent Limitation Guidelines (ELG) and Standards for Steam Electric Power Generators in the US.
In the U.S., coal-fired power plants are being converted to burn natural gas; peaking plants are being retrofitted with gas-fired combined cycle systems; and a meaningful share of new power projects in the U.S. are being fueled with cleaner-burning natural gas.
Expansion of hydroelectric power potential in the U.S. has faced some challenges in recent years.
In the competitive business of engineering power plants, the market-driven demand for cost-efficient heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) has sparked the creation of an innovative design and construction method by NEM Energy, a Siemens subsidiary.
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