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  • Illinois lawmakers introduce massive Exelon energy bill

    Amid vocal opposition, Illinois lawmakers finally introduced a massive energy bill last week backed by Exelon Corp. which would dramatically remake the state’s electricity market. The legislation includes a New York-style provision to subsidize a pair of Exelon nuclear plants which would otherwise be shut down in the next two years.  The bill also implements a mandatory residential ...

  • PHOENIX at COAL-GEN 2016 for Power Generation Week

    Visit PHOENIX near the COAL-GEN area of the POWER-GEN International show in Orlando FL, December 13 - 15, 2016, Booth 2066. Speak with one of our eqipment specialists about your power generation and/or coal generation needs. In addition to equipment such as Belt Filter Presses, Filter Presses, Decanter Centrifuges and Sludge Dewatering ...

  • More Than 50% of Britain's Electricity Now Low-Carbon

    November 16, 2016 -- Last quarter, for the first time ever, more than half (50.2%) of Britain's electricity was produced from low-carbon energy sources, according to a new quarterly research report released on 11/14, authored by researchers from Imperial College London in ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Health and environment ministers pledge climate actions to reduce 12.6 million environment-related deaths

    Ministers and senior officials responsible for health and environment today committed to reducing the annual 12.6 million deaths caused by environmental pollution. Gathering at the COP22 climate meeting in Marrakech, over two dozen high level officials from both sectors signed up to the Declaration for Health, Environment and Climate Change. The goal is to reduce pollution-related deaths via a ...

  • AEP to refocus investments on regulated operations, renewables

    After taking a $2.3 billion charge to reflect declining values of its coal-fired power plants, American Electric Power (AEP) has announced it will be focusing investments on regulated operations and renewable energy. AEP says it will invest approximately $17.3 billion over the period 2017 to 2019 in its core regulated operations and contracted renewables.  Most of the new spending will be in ...

  • India’s solar power set to outshine coal

    India wants to provide its entire population with electricity and lift millions out of poverty, but in order to prevent the world overheating it also needs to switch away from fossil fuels. Although India is blessed with ample sunshine and wind, its main source of energy is coal, followed by oil and gas. Together, they provide around 90% of the total energy demand of the subcontinent – ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Utilizing the Excess Coal-fired Boiler Talent in the U.S.

    The U.S. is not building new coal-fired power plants and will be shutting down nearly 70,000 MW of existing power plants. There is uncertainty regarding the remaining 190,000 MW depending on clean power regulations. The result of this shrinkage is a large excess of coal-fired boiler talent in the country. Two options for beneficial use are to channel this talent into: Other types of power ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • New patent boosts CO2 capture hopes

    A technology that could in theory catch 90% of carbon dioxide from coal-fired power stations has been patented by US government scientists. Employing an enzyme-based membrane fabric 10 times thinner than a soap bubble, it could separate carbon dioxide from nitrogen or oxygen and speed up its dissolution ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Scottish Firm Claims Commercial Tidal Power Breakthrough

    Guardian: World First for Shetlands in Tidal Power Breakthrough A power company in Shetland has claimed a breakthrough in the race to develop viable offshore tidal stations after successfully feeding electricity to local homes. Nova ...


    By Greentech Media

  • DOE Seeks Projects to Advance Carbon Dioxide Utilization from Coal-Fired Power Plants

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced approximately $6.7 million in federal funding for cost-shared projects that will develop technologies that utilize carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal-fired power plants to produce useful products. DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy is seeking these projects as part of the Department’s Carbon Storage program, which has the goal of developing and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Smog Today or Climate Change Tomorrow: The Chinese Dilemma

    China has to balance the health and welfare of its citizens today with longer range impacts of climate change. McIlvaine has a number of services which shed light on the resolution of this difficult choice. One is N049 Oil, Gas, Shale and Refining Markets and Projects. In this service, McIlvaine is following the very ambitious ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Rotork actuators support the environmental improvement programme at Aberthaw Power Station

    RWE Aberthaw Power Station in South Wales is now one of the most efficient coal fired power stations in the UK, through the use of automation that includes Rotork valve actuation. Aberthaw can generate around 1555 MW of electricity for the National Grid System, which is enough power to meet the needs of some 3 million households. Following the introduction of Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) ...


    By Rotork

  • Rotork actuators support the environmental improvement programme at Aberthaw Power Station

    RWE Aberthaw Power Station in South Wales is now one of the most efficient coal fired power stations in the UK, through the use of automation that includes Rotork valve actuation. Aberthaw can generate around 1555 MW of electricity for the National Grid System, which is enough power to meet the needs of some 3 million households. Following the introduction of Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) which ...


    By Rotork

  • 7,000 Utility Coal-fired Power Plants Are Continuing to Upgrade and Replace

    The market to upgrade and replace components in the existing 7,000 coal-fired power plants is larger than the new equipment market for wind, solar, or gas turbines. The upgrades and replacements are tracked in the Utility Tracking System published by the McIlvaine Company. Many of the power plants in the U.S. are more than 40 years old but are expected to operate another 20 ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Ladwp selects Orion Carport Systems to install 278.46 Kw Carport System

    Orion Carport Systems and Construction Inc., Orion Racking’s carport division, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by LADWP to design, fabricate, and train their crew to install a 278.46 kW solar carports system at their location in Van Nuys, California. The system is projected to produce 408,460 kWh per year. This amount of energy produced is equivalent to CO2 emissions from ...


    By Orion Racking

  • Augusta Fiberglass plans for the possibility of a renewed need for stack liners and fiberglass vessels for American power plants

    Augusta Fiberglass, a pioneer in the construction, fabrication and erection of Jet Bubbler Reactor Vessels and Stack Liners has initiated an internal review of those projects so that the company will be ready to meet possible future needs as the winds of change in governmental attitudes driven by necessity appear likely. The Jet Bubbler Reactor Vessels are the largest fiberglass vessels ever ...


    By Augusta Fiberglass (AFC)

  • North County Fire Protection District Saves Time by Streamlining Training Management

    When implementing TargetSolutions as a go-to training platform, an organization isn’t just changing the way it trains employees; it’s revolutionizing it. Enter the North County Fire Protection District. Located in the community of Fallbrook, Calif., the district has enlisted the services of TargetSolutions for more than 10 years. The powerful online training management system has ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • EnergyTech 201 Coalmill CO Analyser Installed at Eggborough Power Station

    CODEL have successfully completed extensive field trails of the new EnergyTech 201 at Eggborough Power Station which has highlighted extreme performance, reliability and repeatability with low maintenance operation. The early detection of coal fires in coal handling systems on coal fired power stations is essential to prevent catastrophic damage to expensive plant and serious injury to personnel. ...


    By Codel International Ltd

  • $14 Trillion to be spent on Power Plant Equipment and Repairs in the Next 25 Years

    Nuclear capacity is slated to increase from 392 GW in 2013 to more than 620 GW in 2040. But its share of global power generation will rise just one percentage point to 12 percent, because almost 200 reactors of the 434 operational at the end of 2013 will be retired, they will need to be offset by new power plants. Total investment will exceed $2 trillion over the next 25 years. The gas turbine ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Hybrid system could cut coal-plant emissions in half

    Original story at MIT News Most of the world’s nations have agreed to make substantial reductions in their greenhouse gas emissions, but achieving these goals is still a considerable technological, economic, and political challenge. The International Energy Agency has projected that, even with the new ...

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