Power Plant Emissions News

  • Energy Department Announces New Projects Between U.S. and China to Cut Emissions

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nine new energy performance contracting pilot projects that bring together U.S. and Chinese companies to boost the energy efficiency of buildings in China and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A combination of clean energy retrofits and upgrades will save the selected facilities on energy costs over the lifetime of the contracts by making them more ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Effective coal regulation could slash deaths from toxic fumes by 85%

    Effective emissions limits could save thousands of lives every year, yet more than half of coal power stations in Europe are operating with ‘permission to pollute’ above limits set in EU law. These are the findings of a new report ‘Lifting Europe’s Dark Cloud: How cutting coal saves lives’ published today by the ...

  • Nuclear plants face crisis of ageing

    Life extensions to nuclear plants in Europe and North America are repeatedly being granted by safety regulators. But, according to nuclear plant owners, 25% of parts are now obsolete, so keeping the reactors going is becoming an increasing problem as components wear out. This is the background to the Nuclear Power Plant ...


    By Climate News Network

  • New OPSIS video on continuous emissions monitoring

    OPSIS new video presents our versatile System 400 for CEM applications. One System 400 offers three possible monitoring solutions depending on the conditions of the monitoring site at hand - the cross-stack, the fast-loop, and the hot wet extractive.  System 400CS is a cost-effective, high-performance monitoring package, designed for power plants and waste to energy plants.  ...


    By Opsis AB

  • Data Centre CCP Reducing Cost & Carbon Emissions

    Data centres are high energy users, consuming significant amounts of electricity for their operations and in parallel require cooling for optimal performance. The high energy usage also means they potentially have high carbon emissions. These factors make data centres an interesting new frontier for combined heat and power technology. Or as there is a primary requirement for cooling rather than ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Data Centre CCP Reducing Cost & Carbon Emissions

    Data centres are high energy users, consuming significant amounts of electricity for their operations and in parallel require cooling for optimal performance. The high energy usage also means they potentially have high carbon emissions. These factors make data centres an interesting new frontier for combined heat and power technology. Or as there is a primary requirement for cooling rather than ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Power Plant Valve Market Shifting to Asia

    A number of factors are causing major shifts in power plant valve purchases. These changes are being continually evaluated in N028 Industrial Valves: World Market. The market for valves in the power industry is being shaped by: Increasing need for energy in developing countries Changes in fuel availability and ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • 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

  • New direction for UK energy policy

    Consultation on ending unabated coal-fired power stations by 2025 New gas-fired power stations a priority Commitment to offshore wind support completes commitment to secure, low-carbon, affordable electricity supplies Move towards a smarter energy system Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd has ...

  • GOP-led Congress moves to block Obama`s Clean Power Plan

    Congressional Republicans are moving to block President Barack Obama's plan to force steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., filed resolutions on Monday opposing Obama's plan to impose new regulations on new and existing coal-fired plants. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was expected to follow suit late Monday ...


    By Associated Press

  • Duke Energy Corp. to Reduce Emissions from Power Plants in North Carolina, Fund Environmental Projects

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced a settlement with Duke Energy Corporation (Duke) to resolve Clean Air Act violations at five coal-fired power plants across North Carolina. The settlement resolves long-standing claims that Duke violated the federal Clean Air Act by unlawfully modifying 13 coal-fired electricity generating ...

  • Feds, Duke Energy settle on pollution at coal-burning plants

    Duke Energy and the Obama Administration are settling a 15-year-old lawsuit over claims that the largest U.S. electric company violated federal clean air laws by modifying coal-fired power generators without required air pollution control equipment, company and administration officials said Thursday. The Charlotte-based energy company would pay a civil penalty of $975,000, shut down one ...


    By Associated Press

  • US proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half

    The Obama administration is proposing to cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade in an unprecedented step to curb climate change. The administration's target is to cut methane from oil and gas drilling by 40 to 45 percent by 2025, compared to 2012 levels. The move was not unexpected - officials set the same goal in a preliminary blueprint in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Obama plan’s boost for Paris climate conference

    President Obama’s determination to reduce US carbon emissions by 32% below 2005 levels by 2030 sends a message to the rest of the world’s leaders that the UN climate talks in Paris could succeed in saving the planet from overheating. Past talks have foundered on a range of political excuses, but now that the world’s two largest polluters, China and ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Fact Sheet: President Obama To Announce Historic Carbon Pollution Standards For Power Plants

    Today at the White House, President Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will release the final Clean Power Plan, a historic step in the Obama Administration’s fight against climate change. We have a moral obligation to leave our children a planet that’s not polluted or damaged. The effects of climate change are already being felt across the ...

  • Vegas-area coal plant owners to pay $4.3M to settle lawsuit

    Owners of a soon-to-close coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas have agreed to pay $4.3 million to settle a lawsuit and clean up contamination that neighboring Native Americans blame for health problems and water pollution. Some $1.5 million of the funds from NV Energy and the California Department of Water Resources are earmarked for a community health wellness center on the nearby Moapa Band ...


    By Associated Press

  • New Report: U.S. Power Sector Continues to Reduce Air Pollution Emissions in Advance of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

    The most comprehensive analysis to date on U.S. power plant air pollution emissions shows that most of the nation’s largest electric utilities have seen significant reductions in global warming pollution in recent years. The report’s release comes as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prepares to finalize the Clean Power Plan to further reduce that pollution. ...


    By Ceres

  • Minamata Convention will help China and India avoid mercury emissions in 2050

    Under the United Nations Minamata Convention on mercury, China and India could avoid a combined 242 tonnes of mercury emissions in 2050 from coal-fired power plants, a new study predicts. This amount is equal to approximately 12% of total emissions in 2010. While the benefits will be mostly regional, lower mercury deposition in surrounding oceans is good news for Europeans who eat fish sourced ...

  • Germany phasing out some worst-polluting coal plants by 2020

    The German government is scrapping plans for a levy on the most-polluting coal-fired power stations and will instead phase some of the plants out. The Economy Ministry said Thursday that 13 percent of Germany's total lignite-burning power plant capacity will be put into a reserve role and then phased out entirely after four years. It dropped previous proposals for a levy on such plants, which ran ...


    By Associated Press

  • Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators. The justices split 5-4 along ideological lines to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency did not properly take costs into account when it first decided to regulate the toxic emissions ...


    By Associated Press

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