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  • EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage

    Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material. The Obama administration is under court order to unveil the rule Friday, ending a six-year effort that began after a massive spill at a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Burn Waste PVC in Coal-fired Boilers and Solve Multiple Environmental Problems

    Coal-fired power plants can add PVC scrap to their coal and make byproduct hydrochloric acid.  The result would be elimination of mercury both from coal-fired stacks as well as from the obsolesced chlorine manufacturing facilities.  There would also be greenhouse gas benefits and elimination of the ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • 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 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

  • Burn Coal and Reduce CO2 Not Increase It

    Documento sin título Contrary to the popular belief, coal can actually be utilized to reduce greenhouse gases not increase them. ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • 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 ...

  • China leading global efforts on clean coal

    China is come a step closer to capturing and storing its carbon emissions with the launch of the GreenGen coal gasification plant in Tianjin, according to a report in Nature. Carbon ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Consultation on increasing the recycling of coal power station ash

    A consultation has been launched by the Waste Protocols Project, a joint Environment Agency and WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) initiative, to get views on a Quality Protocol for the re-use of ashes from power generation. The protocol aims to increase their use in the construction industry and divert millions of tonnes of waste from landfill. Funded by Defra, the draft Quality ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • FY 2008 Budget Cut $100 Million for Coal to Liquid Fuel Project

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (ENS) - Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell is asking President George W. Bush to restore funding in the federal budget for development of the nation’s first plant designed to convert waste coal into zero-sulfur diesel fuel. A promised, $100 million, no-interest loan to help with construction and startup costs for the $800 million plant in Schuylkill ...

  • 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

  • Iowans Want Energy Conservation Before New Coal Plants

    DES MOINES, Iowa, December 21, 2007 (ENS) - Four out of five Iowans believe energy conservation and fuel efficiency should be the focus of state efforts to meet electricity demand before new coal-burning power plants are built, according to a new public opinion poll. Iowa officials are contemplating two coal-fired facilities proposed for construction near Waterloo and Marshalltown. Commissioned ...

  • Clarke Energy & GE Driving Coal Seam Gas to LNG Expansion in Australia

    GE Power & Water’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) today announced Clarke Energy, GE’s Jenbacher gas engine authorised distributor for Australia, has been selected to supply Australia Pacific LNG with 19 new Jenbacher J620 gas engines for two on-site power projects in rural Queensland. The 3-megawatt (MW) gas engines will be used to generate a total ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • EPA releases electric utility plans to improve safety of coal ash impoundments

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released action plans developed by 22 electric utility facilities with coal ash impoundments, describing the measures the facilities are taking to make their impoundments safer.  The action plans are a response to EPA’s assessment reports on the structural integrity of these impoundments that the agency made public last September.  Coal ash ...

  • $350 Billion For New Coal-fired Generators In The Next 6 Years

    More than $350 billion will be spent for new coal-fired electricity generation in the next 6 years.  China will be the biggest purchaser and the U.S. will be a distant second.  Nearly 70 percent of the additional units will be built in Asia, but they will represent only 50 percent of the expenditures due to the lower cost of power plant construction in India, China, and other developing ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • To clean up coal, Obama pushes more oil production

    America's newest and cleanest coal-fired power plant comes with a catch: The heat-trapping carbon dioxide removed from its smokestack pollution will help force more oil out of the ground. Some environmentalists complain that it ends up releasing more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than is stored underground as waste. It's another example of the Obama administration promoting new, cleaner ...


    By Associated Press

  • Vega Biofuels to Showcase Its Bio-Coal During European Road Show

    VEGA BIOFUELS, INC. (PINKSHEETS: VGPR) announced the Company will be showcasing the benefits of its bio-coal product to power and energy firms throughout Europe. Vega Biofuels recently announced plans to build a green-energy manufacturing plant in Cordele, Georgia that will manufacture bio-coal from timber waste. The bio-coal will be made using special ...


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