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  • Cutting CO2 emissions from existing coal plants

    Professor Ernest Moniz, director of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) and former undersecretary of the US Department of Energy, has unveiled a report on reducing carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal plants. The report is based on the findings of a major MIT symposium on retrofitting coal-fired power plants, and identifies a range of possible next steps for the consideration of policy ...

  • 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 ...

  • Washington State Rejects Coal Gasification Power Plant

    Environmental groups are applauding Tuesday's decision by Washington state siting officials to halt consideration of a proposed coal gasification power plant at the Port of Kalama in southwest Washington state near the Oregon border. Members of the state's Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council, EFSEC, unanimously rejected the plan by public power agency Energy Northwest for permanently ...

  • Should coal plants cool it?

    With its high CO2 emissions and central place in the US (and global) energy infrastructure, ‘fixing’ coal is arguably at the center of a successful resolution to the climate challenge in the United States and the world. At present, coal is responsible not only for significant CO2 emissions, but also for environmental damages ranging from mountain top removal to mercury emissions. However, it ...

  • Enviros Challenge Proposed Coal Gasification Power Plant

    SEATTLE, Washington, September 20, 2007 (ENS) - Public power agency Energy Northwest is moving forward with plans to construct a 680-megawatt coal gasification power plant at the Port of Kalama in southwestern Washington state. The consortium of publicly owned utilities has asked the state’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council to hold adjudicatory hearings in late October, ...

  • Coal & gas power plants - efficiency & cost

    Which of today's fossil fuel-fired power plants have highest efficiencies and lowest emissions? And how much do they cost? These are some of the questions answered in IEA's recently released publication Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Generation - Case Studies of Recently Constructed Coal- and Gas-Fired Power Plants. But the authors' case studies covering nine selected facilities in Europe, Asia and ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • The Market for Coal Power Plants in Europe (Analyst Version)

    Research and Markets(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2l4glt/the_market_for) has announced the addition of the "The Market for Coal Power Plants in Europe (Analyst Version) - Market Volumes - Projects - Strategies - Trends" report to their ...


  • Air Pollution Control for Coal-Fired Power Plants

    This is an update by the same author, a Ph.D. chemical engineer, of a BCC Research report of the same name published in March 2009. In the three-plus years since then there has been a lot of talk, political posturing and research, but not much has actually happened, either in new technology or major new business thrusts, in the coal-fired power plant industry regarding its actions to control air ...


  • Biomass Will Make Coal-fired Power Plants Greener

    The U.S. should follow the European lead and burn more biomass in coal-fired boilers. Big equivalent reductions in greenhouse gas emissions would be achieved according to the McIlvaine Company in its Power Plant Air Quality Decisions online system. In the U.K. one of the world’s largest coal-fired power plants, (Drax), announced recently that 10 percent of the fuel input will come from ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Air Pollution Control for Coal-Fired Power Plants

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Air Pollution Control for Coal-Fired Power Plants ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Why It Is Important To Monitor Ammonia Slip In A Coal Fired Power Power Plant

    Monitoring flue gas ammonia slip in a coal fired power plant is performed immediately after the SNCR/SCR and is a very challenging task, but extremely important for process efficiency of the pollution control equipment.  The flue gas is filled with high levels of sulfur dioxide, particulate, hydrochloric acid and many other corrosive and noxious gases making the ammonia measurement a very ...

  • World`s First Integrated CCS of Coal-fired Power Plant Emissions Begins

    A carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) demonstration project jointly under way by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Southern Company, a major U.S. electric utility, has begun underground injection of carbon dioxide (CO2) recovered from emissions from a coal-fired power generation plant. The event marks an important milestone in the world's first integrated CCS project for flue gas ...

  • Coal-fired Power Plant Becomes A “Green” Chemical Producer

    Coal-fired power plants can become major producers of hydrochloric acid and calcium chloride in a win-win situation.  Environmental emissions from the power plant including mercury are reduced.  Environmental emissions from hydrochloric acid manufacture are eliminated.  The net cost of electricity goes down instead of up.  These are the conclusions reached by the McIlvaine Company in its online, ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • International banks support guidance on financing new coal-fired power plants

    CSRwire/ - The Climate Group today issued a Guidance Note on financing new coal-fired power plants (CFPPs), which was developed by The Climate Group with expert advice from BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole, F&C Asset Management, HSBC and Standard Chartered. It is the first time that a group of financial institutions has collectively developed guidance to address the single largest source of ...

  • $75 Billion Investment In NOx Control For The World’s Coal-fired Power Plants

    By 2010 coal-fired power plants around the world will have invested $24 billion in NOx control equipment.  By 2020 the investment will have risen to $75 billion.  But despite this investment, NOx emissions will rise from 26 million tons this year to 30 million tons in 2020.  These are the findings in the continually updated online report, NOx Control World Markets, published by the ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • BASF Mercury Sorbent ZX solution for coal-fired power plants

    BASF’s Catalysts division will introduce Mercury Sorbent ZX, an innovative mercury adsorbent solution for coal-fired power plants, at the Power Plant Air Pollutant Control “MEGA” Symposium, being held Aug. 30 – Sept. 2, 2010, in Baltimore, Maryland. The symposium is sponsored by The U.S. Department of Energy, the Electric Power Research Institute, the U.S. Environmental ...


    By BASF Catalysts

  • Florida Utility Puts Planned Coal-Fired Power Plant on Hold

    PERRY, Florida, July 6, 2007 (ENS) - Climate concerns have put a damper on Taylor Energy Center's plans to build a large new coal-fired power plant in Perry, Florida. The plant would be located in the northwestern part of the state, about 40 miles south of the capital, Tallahassee. On Wednesday, the company said it will suspend permitting activities and participate in a state dialogue on ...

  • Timing Changes, But Coal-fired Power Plant Boom Will Continue

    In April, the McIlvaine Company predicted the world would be operating 1.7 million MW of coal-fired boilers in 2011.  The new forecast in the continually updated, Coal-fired Boilers: World Analysis and Forecast is for 1.6 million MW of installed capacity.  However, the forecast for 2020 of 2.1 million MW remains unchanged.  The prediction that $2.5 trillion will be invested in new ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Power Plant Plan Further Clouds Coal`s Future

    President Barack Obama's ambitious plan to reduce the gases blamed for global warming from the nation's power plants gives many coal-dependent states more lenient restrictions and won't necessarily be the primary reason coal-fired power plants will be retired. If Kentucky, for example, meets the new limits that the Obama administration ...


    By Associated Press

  • US moves toward ban on coal-fired power plants to focus on renewables

    In a report compiled in early 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy listed 151 coal-fired power plants in the planning stages and talked about a resurgence in coal-fired electricity. But during 2007, 59 proposed U.S. coal-fired power plants were either refused licenses by state governments or quietly abandoned. In addition to the 59 plants that were dropped, close to 50 more coal plants are being ...

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