EPA Will Issue Final Carbon Rules for Power Plants in June

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 07 May 2019 13:49:09 +0000

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to take final action to repeal the Clean Power Plan in June 2019, a federal court filing shows. The agency told the D.C. Circuit—in a May 6 status report—review of the Obama-era rule that sets the first carbon dioxide limits for existing power plants “continues to be a high […]

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SC issues writ of kalikasan to protect contested WPS fishing grounds

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Fri, 03 May 2019 09:58:00 +0000

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday issued a writ of kalikasan to protect, preserve, rehabilitate and restore the marine environment in the Scarborough Shoal (Panatag Shoal), Ayungin Shoal and Panganiban Reef (Mischief Reef) in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).

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Generating a Winning Plan for Sustainability

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 17:22:52 +0000

Managing the power load of a Las Vegas casino might seem a daunting task. MGM Resorts International, which operates several iconic properties on the city’s famous strip along with other hospitality and entertainment venues worldwide, took matters into its own hands a few years ago as it tried to control its energy costs and also […]

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GE Marks ‘Ultra Low’ NOx Gas Turbine Technology Triumph

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:49:01 +0000

In a significant technical triumph, GE has completed first installation of a new gas-fired power plant technology that it says can reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions to 5 parts per million (ppm).  GE on April 11 completed combustion upgrades on nine GE 9E gas turbines at five power generation enterprises in Shenzen, a major industrial […]

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N.C. Officials Order Duke Energy to Excavate Coal Ash Ponds

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2019 15:56:50 +0000

North Carolina officials have ordered Duke Energy to excavate all its coal ash storage ponds in the state, saying the utility’s current plan for its coal ash sites does not sufficiently protect groundwater. The directive issued April 1 comes after regulators in other states, including Virginia, issued similar rulings regarding coal ash disposal in those […]

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Flexible Operation of Nuclear Power Plants Ramps Up

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0000

A widespread misconception persists that nuclear plants can only function as inflexible baseload sources of power—and it’s hurting prospects for the nuclear sector’s role in the world’s future power

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CEOs Say Preserving the Nuclear Power Fleet Is Imperative

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2019 01:31:09 +0000

Several power-sector CEOs—appearing at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) Summit in New York this week—suggested that existing nuclear power plants should not be allowed to slowly vanish from the U.S. electricity grid under market pressure caused by cheap natural gas and the growth of renewable energy. The leaders submitted that nuclear power provides important […]

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Solar Power Is Economical Today, but Comes With Challenges

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2019 20:50:17 +0000

Depending on the deployment location and competing energy prices, photovoltaic solar panels are among the most cost-effective power solutions being added to the grid today, often without subsidies and other incentives. The revelation came during a panel discussion—which included several CEOs from the power sector—that took place at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) Summit […]

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Trump Acts on Critical Infrastructure Resiliency Against EMP Threats

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 21:44:45 +0000

President Trump has signed an executive order (EO) to boost coordination for and national resilience against electromagnetic pulse (EMP) threats—both from nuclear warfare and natural events like solar superstorms. The action suggests new federal mandates to protect critical infrastructure against EMP events and attacks may be on the horizon.  Senior Trump administration officials from the from the […]

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Trump Acts on Critical Infrastructure Resiliency Against EMP Events

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 21:44:45 +0000

President Trump has signed an executive order (EO) to boost coordination and national resilience to electromagnetic pulse (EMP) threats—both from nuclear warfare and natural events like solar superstorms.  Senior Trump administration officials from the from the National Security Council (NSC), the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Energy—who took the unusual step in […]

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