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  • B&W to Expand Industrial Segment, Makes Executive Appointment

    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:BW) (B&W) today announced that effective July 1, 2017, its Industrial Steam Generation group will transition from the Power segment to the Industrial segment. In addition, effective immediately, Leslie Kass has been named Senior Vice President, Industrial, to lead the segment. After July 1, the Industrial segment will include the ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox

  • Powerful Backup

    Cummins Power is reporting that Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., one of the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, will use its generator sets for Huawei’s first data center project in Turkey. Cummins, which is the global diesel generator supplier of Huawei, ...

  • GE updating legacy Alstom products at Renusagar Captive Power Plant

    GE and aluminum rolling company Hindalco industries LTD. announced an agreement to upgrade generation equipment at Hindalco’s Renusagar Captive Power Plant located in Uttar Pradesh, India. The steam turbine modernizations on legacy Alstom products provided by GE will help increase the plant’s efficiency by up to 6% and reduce the cost of power generation by approximately US$15 million ...

  • First Fire First For GE

    GE and Huaneng Guilin Gas Distributed Energy Co. Ltd. said that the first fire of a GE 6F.01 gas turbine has been successfully completed, marking the first application globally for GE’s latest F-class gas turbine. The first fire is a critical milestone during which the gas turbine is switched on and reaches full speed.  The milestone follows several months of installation and ...

  • EU limits permission to pollute for dirty coal

    Health, environment and climate groups have welcomed the decision today by EU Member States of new air pollution standards (LCP BREF) which will force the coal industry to reduce their toxic fumes and save more than 20,000 lives every year (1).  The new LCP BREF standards will require member states to tighten the limits of toxic pollutants like nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur ...

  • Does coal have a future?

    President Trump took steps to keep his promise to revitalize the coal industry by signing executive orders aimed at reducing the environmental regulatory burden on coal. But is it too little, too late to save coal? Even with the president’s actions, large coal plants in the U.S. are still facing early retirement – not for regulatory reasons, but due to economic factors. Low natural ...

  • PCME is awarded third prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise

    PCME Ltd, leading specialist in the development, manufacture and supply of continuous in-stack particulate emission and velocity measurement monitors has been awarded a third Queen’s Award for Enterprise. This prestigious award recognises outstanding business achievement by UK organisations. Building on the recognition achieved through Awards in 2007 for Innovation and 2013 for ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • MIT’s solar plant is delivering on its promises

    Original story at MIT News More than 600 acres of solar panels have been successfully installed and connected on land in North Carolina and are delivering their power into the nation’s grid, thanks to a power purchase agreement (PPA) with MIT and two other Boston-based organizations. The installation will ...

  • New report shows coal plant closures needed by 2030 to meet Paris targets

    Entitled "A stress test for coal in Europe", it presents the first science-based shutdown schedule for the EU’s over 300 coal power plants – in order for it to meet the Paris Agreement’s long-term temperature goal.  The report shows that emissions from coal in the EU ...

  • Power bills set to rise by surprising 1% following latest Capacity Market auction

    The new Capacity Market surcharge will add around £378 million in total to business and home energy bills this year, increasing business energy costs by approximately 1%, according to Inprova Energy. But it's a much smaller price rise than was forecast, taking the energy industry by surprise and ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Minnesota lawmakers introduce bill to build natural gas plant without regulatory approval

    The Minnesota House committee on energy overwhelmingly approved legislation last week to allow Xcel Energy to build a large natural gas-fired power plant in Sherburne County without the approval of state utility regulators, prompting backlash from business and consumer groups. The 786-megawatt (MW) gas plant, which is estimated to cost more than $1 billion, would replace two 680-MW coal-fired ...

  • Renewable electricity could overtake coal-fired by 2040 according to federal forecasts

    In the next two decades, the nation’s utility sector faces a transformation in which natural gas and renewable energy could become the dominant sources of electricity generation, according to projections from the federal Energy Information Administration (EIA). Among renewable generation sources, both wind and solar generation will surpass hydropower, which has historically been the main ...

  • Impact of the Trump Administration on the U.S. Cartridge Markets

    The market for cartridges in the U.S. is likely to be greater over the next few years with Trump as president than it would have been had Clinton been elected. In the weeks since the election, the stock markets are up and corporations are more optimistic about the near-term business outlook. The longer-term outlook is less certain as is the impact on world markets. The impact on the U.S. power ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • IPM Exhibiting at POWER-GEN 2016 in Orlando

    In-Place Machining Company invites you to visit us in Booth #4560 during POWERGEN International 2016, December 13-15 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Co-located events include Renewable Energy World International, Nuclear Power International, COAL-GEN, and GenForum. Every facet of the Power Generation industry is covered at these annual conferences for ...


    By In-Place Machining Company

  • 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 ...

  • Safety fears rock France’s nuclear power base

    Nearly a third of France’s nuclear reactors have been shut down by industry regulators as revelations emerge about the supply of sub-standard parts. As investigations into falsified documents and excess quantities of carbon in steel continue, more closures are expected. This is not yet a full-blown crisis for the nuclear industry, but it is putting serious strain on the finances ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 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 ...

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