2.2-GW Coal-Fired Behemoth Could Permanently Close This Week

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 21:54:15 +0000

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The 2,250-MW coal-fired Navajo Generating Station (NGS) in Arizona will permanently close likely this week, ending a long and bitter fight to keep the plant and its affiliated coal mine open. The plant’s utility owners—Salt River Project (SRP), Arizona Public Service Co., Tucson Electric Power Co., and NV Energy—in February 2017 voted to shut down […]

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EPA Proposes Revisions to Two Obama-Era Rules: Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Coal Ash

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 21:45:51 +0000

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued long-awaited proposed revisions of two 2015 Obama-era rules that apply to effluent limitations guidelines (ELGs) for steam electric power plants and coal combustion residuals (CCR) management by electric utilities.  The agency coordinated the release of the two related revisions, which apply overwhelmingly to coal-fired steam power plants, after […]

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States to FERC: Promote Market Designs That Recognize State Priorities 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 15:57:18 +0000

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Attorneys general from 11 states ramped up pressure on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to recognize state policy goals as it makes decisions related to market design, siting of new gas pipelines and storage facilities, and grid reliability.  The measure is the latest in a string of recent pushes by states to ensure federally […]

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First Floating Offshore Wind Farm to Power Oil and Gas Platforms Kicks Off

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:52:16 +0000

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Siemens Gamesa has bagged a lucrative contract to supply 11 8-MW offshore wind turbines to Equinor’s 88-MW Hywind Tampen floating wind farm, a first-of-its-kind project that will power oil and gas platforms 140 kilometers offshore Norway.  Equinor—as Statoil, Norway’s state-owned oil company, is now named—announced a final investment decision to build Hywind Tampen on Oct. […]

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Small Modular Reactors Have High-Level Support

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:03:58 +0000

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry is headed to Brussels, Belgium, to promote small modular reactor (SMR) concepts to European Union (EU) prospects. Perry will be a featured speaker during the “1st U.S.-EU High-Level Industrial Forum on Small Modular Reactors,” which will be held Oct. 21. “The U.S. and the EU share a […]

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Protecting DEF from Extreme Cold Is Important

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 18:28:15 +0000

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According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the winter of 2019–2020 will be filled with bitterly cold weather in the eastern parts of the Rockies and east to the Appalachians. The Northeast should also experience very cold temperatures. For municipalities, public utilities, landscapers, and others that are involved in outdoor work and snow removal, there is always […]

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NETL: Coal Chemical Looping Combustion Closer to Commercialization

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2019 13:45:51 +0000

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Chemical looping combustion (CLC), an advanced coal power technology that could markedly simplify carbon capture at power plants, has moved significantly closer to commercialization, owing to a breakthrough in oxygen carrier durability, the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) said.    The national laboratory, which is part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), revealed on […]

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Removing Asbestos and Regulated Materials Key to Power Plant Decommissioning

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0000

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Retiring and decommissioning coal power plants is becoming a more-frequent occurrence around the world. The job comes with many challenges, but projects in the U.S. and UK have proven that remediation and

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NRG Aligns Carbon Goals with 1.5-Degree-C Climate Trajectory

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 13:11:45 +0000

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NRG Energy has joined a growing list of major U.S. coal generators that want to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.  The Princeton, New Jersey-based energy company on Sept. 24 said it would accelerate carbon goals it set in 2014 to reach its 50% GHG reduction target (from a 2014 baseline) by 2025—not […]

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DTE Energy Latest to Target Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 12:57:39 +0000

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DTE Energy has announced a goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, following steps by Duke Energy, American Electric Power, and NRG Energy to do the same over the past two weeks. The Detroit-based company on Sept. 26 said it would go beyond its existing commitment to reduce carbon emissions 50% by 2030 and […]

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