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  • EPA plans to regulate coal ash

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today is proposing the first-ever national rules to ensure the safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. Coal combustion residuals, commonly known as coal ash, are byproducts of the combustion of coal at power plants and are disposed of in liquid form at large surface impoundments and in solid form at landfills. The residuals ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Coal-ash waste poses risk across the nation

    The billion-gallon wave of toxic coal-ash sludge that burst from a power-plant retention pond and buried 300 acres of rural Tennessee hints at a far larger problem: hundreds of similar threats nationwide. More than 1,300 coal-ash waste sites are dotted across the United States, about half of them actively used, federal data show. Some are landfills. The rest are 'surface impoundments' (storage ...


    By Axcess News

  • EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups

    Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake Michigan. Last February, there was another spill and gray sludge spewed into the Dan River in North Carolina. With each disaster, environmentalists sounded alarms and called for the byproduct of burning coal to be treated as hazardous ...


    By Associated Press

  • TVA says ash spill cleanup could take 3 years

    A massive coal ash spill in Tennessee could take three years to clean up, followed by potentially years of environmental monitoring, the Tennessee Valley Authority says. The nation’s largest public utility is pushing to get some 3 million cubic yards of ash cleared from the Emory River by spring 2010 - about 18 months after the Dec. 22 disaster at the Kingston Fossil Plant. 'We feel that ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • US charges Duke with illegal pollution from 5 coal ash dumps

    Federal prosecutors filed multiple criminal charges against Duke Energy on Friday over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants. The three U.S. Attorney's Offices covering the state charged Duke with nine misdemeanor counts involving violations of the Clean Water Act. The prosecutors say the ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA reaches deal with Duke to clean river coal ash

    Federal environmental officials said Thursday that they have reached a deal with Duke Energy to clean up its mess from a massive coal ash spill into the Dan River that coated 70 miles of the waterway in North Carolina and Virginia with toxic gray sludge. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it had finalized an enforceable ...


    By Associated Press

  • Judge hits state agency over Duke Energy coal ash pollution

    North Carolina's environmental watchdog agency has not been trying very hard to force Duke Energy to clean up toxic groundwater pollution near a coal-burning power plant where neighbors can't drink their well water, a federal judge said. U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs' comments came in a decision late Tuesday rejecting bids by the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Regulators say Duke pumped coal ash into NC river

    North Carolina regulators say Duke Energy illegally pumped 61 million gallons of contaminated water from a coal ash pit into the Cape Fear River, marking the eighth time in less than a month the nation's largest electricity company has been cited for environmental violations. The pumping violated the terms of Duke's wastewater permit at its Cape Fear Plant, State Department of Environment and ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA posts list of 44 “high hazard potential” coal ash waste impoundments

    As part of its ongoing efforts to protect human health and the environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has posted a list of 44 “high hazard potential” impoundments containing coal combustion residuals, commonly referred to as coal ash, at 26 different coal burning electric utility facilities. EPA is releasing this information after interagency coordination with FEMA’s Risk Analysis ...

  • EPA and Duke Energy enter Agreement to Cleanup Coal Ash Release in the Dan River

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed an enforceable agreement with Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Duke) to perform a comprehensive assessment, determine the location of coal ash deposits and to remove deposits along the Dan River as deemed appropriate by EPA in consultation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a result of the coal ash spill that occurred at the Dan River Steam ...

  • Duke: Moving coal ash from water would cost up to $10 billion

    Duke Energy told North Carolina lawmakers Tuesday that removing all of the company's coal ash away from the state's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with its electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill. In a presentation to a state legislative committee, Duke's North Carolina president ...


    By Associated Press

  • EnviraCarbon Announces Renewable Energy Solution

    EnviraCarbon, Inc. (ECI), a cutting-edge clean energy technology company with locations in Tennessee, Florida, and South Carolina, announces today the commercialization of a patented and proprietary technology which molecularly alters renewable biomass feedstock into EnvirAnized Biofuel (EBF). EBF is a product that looks, transports, stores, pulverizes and burns like ...


    By Envira Carbon

  • Biomass heats up luxury holiday homes

    An award-winning holiday retreat on the Scottish Borders is seeing the financial and carbon saving benefits of biomass, thanks to a district heating system from Euroheat, and the commercial Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Eildon Cottages, in Melrose, is a holiday destination comprising a converted 18th century farm house, with six newly built self-catering cottages. Prior to biomass, the ...

  • Cyclone Power Technologies Signs Teaming Agreement with Biomass Gasifier Technology Company, Enginuity Energy

    Cyclone Power Technologies (OTCQB: CYPW) developer of the all-fuel, clean-tech Cyclone Engine, announced today that it has signed a Teaming ...

  • Factors that Affect Biomass Pellet Quality

    Wood pellets provide a clean and efficient energy source. However, not all wood pellets are created equal. Lower-quality pellets won’t burn as cleanly or as efficiently. If you use pellets to heat a private home, a public school, or an industrial factory, you want to choose pellets that will produce the desired heat while protecting your equipment. And if you produce biomass pellets, ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • TransGlobal Assets and Helios Receive LOIs to Purchase Biomass Systems for $12M USD

    TransGlobal Assets, Inc. (OTCQB: TMSH) (PINKSHEETS: TMSH) is pleased to announce that its JV partner, Helios Inc. of India, has received Letters of Intent from Solaris PLC of Bulgaria and Chemtech SRL of Romania, each agreeing to purchase a 1-megawatt patented Portable Biomass Waste System. The purchase price for each 1-MW System is $6,000,000 ...


  • B&W Awarded $55 Million in Contracts to Supply Environmental Control and Boiler Equipment for Michigan Power Plant

    The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE:BWC) announced today that its subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG) has been awarded contracts valued at approximately $55 million to design and supply environmental control equipment and design and engineer a boiler economizer for Consumers Energy’s J.H. Campbell Generating ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox

  • Satcon Named the World’s Second Largest Provider of Utility-Scale Inverters by IMS Research

    Satcon Technology Corporation® (NASDAQ CM: SATC), a leading provider of utility-scale power conversion solutions for the renewable energy market, announced today that it has achieved the second largest share in the worldwide utility-scale inverter market for 2010. Based upon the results from IMS Research’s recently released World Market for Photovoltaic ...

  • Satcon Achieves #1 Position in North American Solar Inverter Market for Q1 2011

    Satcon Technology Corporation® (NASDAQ CM: SATC), a leading provider of utility-scale power conversion solutions for the renewable energy market, today announced that it has achieved the number one position in market share for the North American solar inverter market. The data, published in IMS Research’s Q1 2011 PV Inverter Quarterly Market Tracker ...

  • Innovative drying technology extracts more energy from high moisture coal

    An innovative coal-drying technology that will extract more energy from high moisture coal at less cost and simultaneously reduce potentially harmful emissions is ready for commercial use after successful testing at a Minnesota electric utility. The DryFining™ technology was developed with funding from the first round of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI). Great ...

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