BHP, Mitsubishi Partner on Emissions Reduction Technologies

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 17:04:45 +0000

BHP and Mitsubishi Development Pty (MDP) in late June signed a memorandum of understanding for joint research, development, and deployment of greenhouse gas emissions reduction technologies in several countries, including projects with battery storage, solar, and carbon capture and storage (CCS). The agreement, signed in Tokyo, Japan, on June 20, also calls for research into […]

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AEP Will Close 1,300-MW Indiana Coal Unit

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 19:31:07 +0000

A federal judge in Ohio on July 18 approved American Electric Power’s (AEP’s) plan to close Unit 1 of its two-unit, 2,600-MW coal-fired Rockport Plant in Indiana. The modified consent decree approved by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on Thursday is the latest chapter in a long-running dispute among AEP, […]

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Top PH firm delineates 65-hectare area as reserve to absorb greenhouse gas

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 10:55:59 +0000

CEBU CITY—To offset the carbon emissions of its commercial operations by 2022, a company here has established a land carbon forest reserve in the city’s mountains which could absorb thousands of tons of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas.

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Power Plant Emissions Down Substantially in U.S. Since 1990

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:21:45 +0000

Power plant SO2 and NOx emissions have decreased 92% and 84%, respectively, since Congress passed major amendments to the Clean Air Act in 1990. Meanwhile, mercury air emissions from power plants have decreased 90% since 2000, as federal limits on mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal-fired power plants went into effect in 2015. […]

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Utility Group Under Congressional Investigation Will Disband

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 13 May 2019 17:47:07 +0000

A utility industry coalition that has often challenged stricter air pollution and climate rules for power generation said it will dissolve. The Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG), which has been under investigation from the House Energy and Commerce Committee due to its relationship with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) top air policy official and his […]

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EPA to Retain Primary NAAQS for Sulfur Dioxide

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 14:32:15 +0000

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will refrain from amending the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for sulfur dioxide (SO2), retaining a 2010 rule, which it said adequately protects public health.  The agency on Feb. 25 said in a notice that a periodically required review of the primary—or health-based—rule concluded no revision was necessary. The […]

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Coal Plant Improves Combustion, Lowers Emissions, and Boosts Output

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000

Coal power plants today must find ways to operate economically if they are to survive. Every area of cost reduction must be investigated. On the maintenance side, time savings must be sought—to reduce

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