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  • Coal-ash dumps threaten community

    From his modest home near the Cape Fear River, Sam Malpass can glimpse the tall stacks of Duke Energy's Sutton Steam Electric Plant, a looming reminder of the environmental dangers threatening his family. Contaminated groundwater from a pair of huge Sutton coal-ash dumps is headed toward the wells that provide drinking water for Flemington, a largely working class community a half mile from the ...


    By Associated Press

  • TXU to Cut Mercury at Coal, Nuclear Power Plants

    DALLAS, Texas, August 6, 2007 (ENS) - TXU Power has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the amount of mercury at its Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station, a two-unit nuclear power plant about 80 miles southwest of downtown Dallas, Texas, the company and the EPA announced Friday. The nuclear plant's managers have pledged to complete mercury reduction ...

  • North Carolina dumps coal ash deal with Duke

    North Carolina's environmental agency sought late Monday to delay its own settlement with Duke Energy a week after a busted pipe at one of the company's coal ash dumps spewed enough toxic sludge into the Dan River to fill 73 Olympic-sized pools. Lawyers for the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources asked a judge to disregard ...


    By Associated Press

  • Duke Energy reaches $7 million deal with NC on coal ash

    Duke Energy agreed Tuesday to pay North Carolina regulators $7 million to settle allegations of groundwater pollution at its coal ash pits and to perform accelerated cleanups costing millions of dollars at four sites. The agreement came as lawyers for the country's largest electric company and the state were preparing courtroom arguments regarding a $25 million fine over groundwater pollution at ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • EIP Report: Cost Of Deaths From 18 Coal-Fired Power Plants` Pollution Higher Than Value Of Electricity Generated

    Up to 5,700 deaths a year can be attributed to 51 of the dirtiest coal fired power plants in the United States with no announced plans for sulfur dioxide (SO2) clean-up measures, according to a new report from the nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project (EIP).  Even using the most conservative estimate, the estimated cost to society of the premature deaths caused by 18 of the power plants ...

  • Coal-fired power plants help ESRL scientists and colleagues verify satellite pollution measurements

    In a strange twist, polluting power plants in the West are actually helping advance air quality research. A new study by ESRL scientists and colleagues used the large pollution plumes from rural Western power plants to understand satellite measurements of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution over urban areas including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, and Phoenix. There’s good news in the data: urban ...

  • South African energy crisis

    Following recent announcements by Government of a National Recovery Plan to tackle the energy emergency, Eskom today announced measures being taken to address the situation while at the same time called on all South Africans to get involved in establishing a national movement to harness the ingenuity and resolve of the nation. At a press conference in Johannesburg today, Jacob Maroga, chief ...


    By Eskom

  • Demonstration Projects with 63 Concentrator Systems to Start in China

    SunOyster Systems GmbH (SOS), manufacturer and developer of the concentrating solar technology SunOyster, signed yesterday a supply agreement with the Yonghao Gangue Power Plant Ltd. for the delivery of 63 concentrator systems in the Chinese province of Shanxi. The bi-axially tracking systems, the “SunOyster 16”, concentrate sunlight through semi-parabolic mirrors onto a linear-shaped ...


    By Krampitz Communications

  • Rocky Mountain Institute: Changes in the Power Sector Are an Opportunity, Not a Threat

    On August 23, 2017 the U.S. Department of Energy released the findings and recommendations of its highly anticipated study on grid resilience and reliability. Secretary ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Climate Change, Nuclear Power Central to APEC Meeting

    SYDNEY, Australia, September 6, 2007 (ENS) - Australia and the United States will cooperate more closely on climate change and nuclear power, Prime Minister John Howard and President George W. Bush announced Wednesday at a news conference following their bi-lateral meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC, gathering in Sydney. The leaders and senior officials of the ...

  • Morbark annual demo days event focuses on biomass energy

    In response to growing demand for renewable fuels including woody biomass, Morbark announced several new product innovations for the energy market at the company’s annual Demo Days event in Winn, Michigan. These innovations are aimed at helping biomass fuel suppliers streamline their processes and reduce costs. About Demo Days Over 300 people from fifteen countries ...


  • Guilty plea in bird deaths at wind farms a first

    A major U.S. power company has pleaded guilty to killing eagles and other birds at two Wyoming wind farms and agreed to pay $1 million as part of the first enforcement of environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities. Until the settlement announced Friday with Duke Energy Corp. and its renewable energy arm, not a single ...


    By Associated Press

  • Just launched: energy policies of norway 2011 review

    Norway is pursuing ambitious, forward-thinking energy policies, but could go further in its efforts to become a low-carbon economy, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has concluded in a review published today. Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Norway 2011 Review says that it will be challenging for Norway to meet its 2020 target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% compared with 1990 ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Small Hydro could add up to Big Damage

    A belief that small hydropower systems are a source of clean energy with little or no environmental problems is driving the growing interest in mini, micro, and pico hydro systems that generate from less than 5 kilowatts up to 10 megawatts of energy. Hydropower appears to be the cleanest and most versatile of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Wind farms get pass on eagle deaths

    It happens about once a month here, on the barren foothills of one of America's green-energy boomtowns: A soaring golden eagle slams into a wind farm's spinning turbine and falls, mangled and lifeless, to the ground. Killing these iconic birds is not just an irreplaceable loss for a vulnerable species. It's also a federal crime, a charge that the Obama administration has used to prosecute oil ...


    By Associated Press

  • Michael Fallon speech to the Npower business customer conference

    Introduction Innovation has always been the key to successful energy policy. It has never been as simple as rolling out one proven means of power-generation. On the contrary, we have always endeavoured to find new sources in new places, whether we look at the first generation of nuclear power stations in the 50s, or the opening up of the North Sea in the 60s. In the past, ...

  • ‘Building a modern energy sector in response to South Africa’s energy crisis: What does ‘Plan B’ look like and what is the role of wind power?’

    Remarks to Windaba 2015 “Which way is the wind blowing outside South Africa?” Dr Eddie O’Connor CEO, Mainstream Renewable Power Remarks to Windaba 2015 “Which way is the wind blowing outside South Africa?” Dr Eddie ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

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