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  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

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