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  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • H2S Emissions Control at Geothermal Plants

    The LO-CAT® II process is used to control H2S emissions and reduce odors at geothermal power plants. Geothermal steam, considered to be a clean and environmentally friendly source of energy, is produced when water seeps into high temperature, high pressure formations below the earth's surface. The steam is brought to the surface through production wells and then expanded through a turbine to ...


    By Merichem Company

  • Second law evaluation and sensitivity analysis of a thermal power plant operating with 10 different types of low grade Turkish lignites

    Second law and sensitivity analysis of a lignite–fired Thermal Power Plant (TPP) are implemented by using the data obtained from a simulated 245 MWel TPP in Thermoflex simulation software. In this regard, exergy destruction and exergy efficiency of each component of the power plant and power generation, emissions and exergetic performance of the overall TPP is determined. Also ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Can the U.S. get there from here? Using existing federal laws and state action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are expected to rise unless additional policy actions are taken. This report identifies a suite of policies that the Administration can pursue that do not require new legislation by the U.S. Congress. If pursued with “go-getter” level ambition, those policies can reduce U.S. emissions 17 percent below 2005 levels in 2020. Key Findings Without new ...

  • `The Regulation of CO2 Emissions from New and Expanding Power Plants in the Northwestern U.S.,` presented at the 2005 EUEC conference

    Presentation Outline Background Information Washington State’s Carbon Dioxide Mitigation Program for Fossil Fueled Power Plants Oregon’s Standards for Energy Facilities That Emit Carbon Dioxide Alterative State and Regional CO2Mitigation Programs Concluding Remarks General Presentation Purposes ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • States can take action now to meet future power plant emissions standards

    As part of his recently released Climate Action Plan, President Obama directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. While these federal standards are a critical component of the U.S. plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ...

  • Vattenfall`s Cogeneration Power Plant Reuter West - Case Study

    The cogeneration power plant “Reuter West” was erected as a base load power plant in the vicinity of the existing “Reuter” plant. The two hard coal fired 300 MW units D and E were commissioned in 1987 and 1989. Today the cogeneration units supplying electricity and thermal energy are operated by Vattenfall Europe GmbH. The heart of each power plant is the boiler where the ...

  • Innovative emissions monitoring uptake soars

    Firms in the UK’s waste and power sectors are proactively seeking Best Available Techniques for emissions monitoring, according to Enviro Technology. Over recent months there has been a surge in demand for sophisticated equipment, such as monitors of total gaseous mercury. The air quality and emissions monitoring specialist believes that a combination of factors, such as the recast ...

  • Emissions Trading in China: First Reports from the Field

    When Tianjin launched its carbon emission trading scheme (ETS) on Dec 26th 2013, it became the fifth ETS operating in China, following Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong. Now that five of seven pilots have started trading and the rest are expected to start in 2014, the aggregate of all emissions regulated in China through the seven pilots will be the second largest in the world, following ...

  • Ban the Bulb: Worldwide Shift from Incandescents to Compact Fluorescents Could Close 270 Coal-Fired Power Plants

    BAN THE BULB: Worldwide Shift from Incandescents to Compact Fluorescents Could Close 270 Coal-Fired Power PlantsOn February 20, 2007, Australia announced it would phase out the sale of inefficient incandescent light bulbs by 2010, replacing them with highly efficient compact fluorescent bulbs that use one fourth as much electricity. If the rest of the world joins Australia in this simple step to ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • An analysis of extinction coefficients of particles and water moisture in the stack after flue gas desulfurization at a coal-fired power plant

    Two important factors that affect in-stack opacity—light extinction by emitted particles and that by water moisture after a flue gas desulfurization (FGD) unit—are investigated. The mass light extinction coefficients for particles and water moisture, kp and kw, respectively, were determined using the Lambert-Beer law of opacity with a nonlinear least-squares regression method. The ...

  • Wind power growth in the US

    Last year was a banner year for renewable energy in the United States, especially for the wind industry. As the recent REN21 Renewables 2007 Global Status Report highlights, the industry broke all past global records, installing 5,244 megawatts (MW) of new wind energy capacity in 2007, or 30 percent of all new U.S. capacity added. This brings the cumulative national total close to 17,000 ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • The Great Transition – Closing Coal Plants

    We may wake up one morning in the not-too-distant future and realize that the world has reached a tipping point on coal. So concludes the Earth Policy Institute in Chapter 3 of its upcoming report entitled The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy. Use of this fuel will be declining worldwide, as ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Green capitalism: negative carbon and the green power fund

    This paper discusses the challenges and opportunities created for the world by the Kyoto protocol and the creation based on international law of a global market for carbon emissions trading, in particular, the significance of the clean development mechanism (CDM). The projects funded by CDM and paid for from the carbon market's funds have already achieved a real impact, they have decreased carbon ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Geothermal Power Approaches 12,000 Megawatts Worldwide

    In 2013, world geothermal electricity-generating capacity grew 3 percent to top 11,700 megawatts across 24 countries. Although some other renewable energy technologies are seeing much faster growth—wind power has expanded 21 percent per year since 2008, for example, while solar power has grown at a blistering 53 percent annual rate—this was geothermal’s best year since the ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Global wind power capacity reaches 100,000MW

    At its current growth rate, global installed wind power capacity will top 100,000 megawatts in March 2008. In 2007, wind power capacity increased by a record-breaking 20,000 megawatts, bringing the world total to 94,100 megawatts—enough to satisfy the residential electricity needs of 150 million people. Driven by concerns regarding climate change and energy security, one in every three countries ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • The Right Forces · Producing Power from Recycled Organics

    FOR the more than 200 persons attending the BioCycle “Renewable Energy from Organics Recycling” Conference held October 29-31 in Des Moines, Iowa, there was a sense they were part of “a profound revolution that is developing in our entire energy system.” The sessions revealed how timing, commercial systems, our nation’s priorities and research knowledge have coalesced. Recovery of biomass — ...


  • In view of sustainable future energetic–exergetic and economic analysis of a natural gas cogeneration plant

    Thermodynamics plays an important role in performing energy and exergy analyses of industrial processes. The first law is widely used in engineering practice, and is the basis of the heat–balance method of analysis that is commonly used in energy systems performance analysis. However, the second law involves the reversibility or irreversibility of processes, and is a very important aspect ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Utility CO2 Mitigation Markets Report

    CO2 Mitigation Markets provides forecasts for capital equipment and consumables to mitigate CO2 emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants.  A complete CO2 Decision System directs the user to technologies, products and suppliers for specific applications.  It also outlines CO2 mitigation laws and regulations, research, costs and other information.  Since CO2 mitigation ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Computer simulated versus observed NO2 and SO2 emitted from elevated point source complex

    ISC-AERMOD dispersion model was used to predict air dispersion plumes from an diesel power plant complex. Emissions of NO2 and SO2 from stacks (5 numbers) and a waste oil incinerator were studied to evaluate the pollutant dispersion patterns and the risk of nearby population. Emission source strengths from the individual point sources were also evaluated to determine the sources of significant ...

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