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  • How Obama`S Power Plant Emission Rules Will Work

    The Obama administration is poised to unveil the first rules limiting carbon emissions from the thousands of power plants across the nation. The pollution controls form the cornerstone of President Barack Obama's campaign to combat climate change and a key element of his legacy. Obama says the rules are essential to curb the heat-trapping greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. Critics ...


    By Associated Press

  • McCarthy Touts Collaborative Effort In Developing Power Plant Emissions Rule

    The Environmental Protection Agency has written its proposed rule to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants with collaboration in mind and will continue listening to interested parties, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said May 22 in Seattle. Speaking in advance of the June 2 release of the proposed rule, McCarthy told a round table of public officials, venture capitalists and ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • New EPA Emissions Rules to Spur Demand for Clean Combustion Technology

        WORCESTER, Mass., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoEnergy Corp. (OTCBB: TMEN) expects that tough new rules on coal-fired power plant emissions which were finalized recently by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will spur demand for effective, efficient, clean ...


  • Statement from Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Proposed New EPA Rules for Existing Power Plants

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz issued the following statement today on the EPA’s proposed new rules for existing power plants: "The EPA’s proposed new rules for existing power plants are a critical step toward addressing climate change. This common-sense approach will reduce carbon emissions while also giving states unprecedented flexibility to meet their obligations within an ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Coal-fired power plants: EU endorses new OECD rules on export credits

    New rules on export credits to coal-fired power plants, developed within an OECD framework, have been endorsed by the EU. This is an important EU contribution for the COP21 negotiations on climate change, which start in Paris on 30 November 2015. It marks a further step in work ongoing since 2012 in aligning export credit policies with climate change objectives. The ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Statement by Secretary Moniz on Release of Final Clean Power Plan Rules

    U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued their final Clean Power Plan rule that will encourage energy innovation by reducing the carbon emissions from America’s power plants. Below is the statement from Secretary Moniz: “Before President Barack Obama took office, America did not have a comprehensive ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Climate funds for coal highlight lack of UN rules

    About $1 billion in loans under a U.N. initiative for poor countries to tackle global warming is going toward the construction of power plants fired by coal, the biggest human source of carbon pollution. Japan gave the money to help its companies build three such plants in Indonesia and listed it with the United Nations as climate finance, The Associated Press has found. Japan says these plants ...


    By Associated Press

  • White House touts energy policies as rules loom

    Setting the stage for upcoming restrictions on coal-fired power plants, the Obama administration is making a concerted effort to cast its energy policy as an economic success that is creating jobs, securing the nation against international upheavals and shifting energy use to cleaner sources. In a 42-page report released Thursday, the White House argues that significant increases in the domestic ...


    By Associated Press

  • Energy Efficiency a Key Compliance Strategy for States in EPA Final Clean Power Plan Rule

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Clean Power Plan, a rule that sets state-specific targets for carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. As the president noted in today’s announcement, one of the most promising compliance options available for states under the rule is increasing their energy efficiency. Previous analysis by the American Council for an ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • Researchers: Bio4Energy Rules at Leading Biomass Fuel Quality Conference

    Late October, leading researchers on the quality of biomass-based fuels met as an Impacts of Fuel Quality on Power Production conference—given this year at Snowbird, Utah, U.S.A.—with one in five talks being delivered by a scientist from Bio4Energy. ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • Climate change: Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants

    Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states. In finalizing the unprecedented pollution controls, Obama was installing the core of his ambitious and controversial plan to drastically reduce ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • 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

  • $80 Billion market to upgrade old U.S Coal-fired Power Plants

    Over the next ten years operators of coal-fired power plants will spend $80 billion to upgrade their existing power plants. This is the prediction in the McIlvaine report, Fossil & Nuclear Power Generation: World Analysis & Forecast. (www.mcilvainecompany.com) The U.S. upgrade market will be driven by the following factors: ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • 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 ...

  • Perry Nuclear Power Plant Begins Refueling and Maintenance Outage

     FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), announced its Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry, Ohio, shut down at 12 a.m. today for scheduled refueling, maintenance and a turbine upgrade expected to improve efficiency and reliability. While the unit is off line, 280 of the 748 fuel assemblies will be replaced, and numerous ...


    By FirstEnergy

  • Exelon Completes Acquisition of Wolf Hollow Power Plant in Texas

    Exelon Corporation today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Wolf Hollow, a combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plant, adding 720 megawatts of clean energy to Exelon Generation’s portfolio in the competitive Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) power market. The acquisition of Wolf Hollow builds on Exelon’s ...


    By Exelon Corporation

  • Duke Energy´s Edwardsport power plant begins commercial operation

    Duke Energy's Edwardsport Generating Station has begun commercial operation. Located in Knox County, Ind., near Vincennes, the 618-megawatt advanced technology coal gasification plant is one of the world's cleanest coal-fired power generating facilities. The plant uses advanced technology ...


    By Duke Energy

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