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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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • India set to defy warnings on coal’s climate impact

    The man responsible for maintaining India’s power supply says he wants the country’s coal production to double within the next five years. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable energy, says India needs to dig twice as much coal as it does today if it is to meet its soaring energy demand. By 2019, it is expected to be consuming two trillion units of ...


    By Climate News Network

  • EPA Grants First Underground Injection Permits to FutureGen for Illinois Project

    The Environmental Protection Agency has granted the first-ever Class VI underground injection permits for carbon dioxide to FutureGen Industrial Alliance Inc., which plans to construct an innovative near zero-emission, coal-fired power plant in southern Illinois. In a statement released Sept. 2, the EPA said it approved a permit proposal for the FutureGen 2.0 carbon capture and sequestration ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • New Report Shows Decline in Carbon Dioxide and Other Pollutants from U.S. Power Plants, but State and Power Company Emissions Vary Widely

    A new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the country’s top 100 electric power producers shows a downward trend in nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxides (SO2), mercury and carbon dioxide (CO2) since 2000, with CO2 emissions decreasing 13 percent between 2008 and 2012. The findings show that the industry is already shifting toward a combination of increased energy efficiency and lower ...

  • Will Warsaw climate talks point way to new deal?

    Climate envoys from rich countries, emerging economies and low-lying nations at risk of being swamped by rising seas will meet in Poland for the next two weeks to lay the groundwork for a new global warming pact. Though no major decisions are expected at the conference starting Monday in Warsaw's National Stadium, the level of progress ...


    By Associated Press

  • Nuclear Power Plant Maker Offers to Replace Two Coal Fired Power Plants

    American Atomics will release a plan later this month to replace two of the nation's oldest fossil fuel fired power plants with modern, zero-emissions plants. The Gallatin Fossil Plant in Tennessee and the Big Sandy Power Plant in Kentucky would both be decommissioned and their base load power production duties assumed by the new environmentally neutral plants. Switchover from the old coal ...


  • Carbon capture and storage FutureGen 2.0 project moves forward into second phase

    Following the successful completion of the first phase, the Energy Department today announced the beginning of Phase II of project development with a new cooperative agreement between the FutureGen Industrial Alliance and the Department of Energy for an innovative carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Illinois. "The Department of Energy is committed to the demonstration of carbon capture ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • ThermoEnergy CEO is Interviewed on CEONews.Tv

            WORCESTER, Mass., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoEnergy Corporation (OTCBB: TMEN) (www.thermoenergy.com) President and CEO Cary Bullock said rising demand for clean air, clean water and food are the keys ...


  • ThermoEnergy is Highlighted in Seeking Alpha Investment News Report

    ThermoEnergy Corporation (OTCBB: TMEN) www.thermoenergy.com has announced that the company has been highlighted in a recent investment news report in Seeking Alpha, by Dustin Moore. See: ...


  • EuroCharity`s portals become CO2 neutral

    As part of its values, EuroCharity is dedicated to become a 100% climate neutral and zero-waste company. This vision refers to both its operations (e.g., office, logistics, staff movements) and its products/services (e.g., Web portals, exhibitions, events, EuroCharity Yearbooks). In view of this commitment, EuroCharity has recently (in October 2011) neutralised its two popular portals at ...

  • Chris Huhne`s speech to the CCSA Reception

    Thank you Ron for those warm words. I’m delighted to be here today, and to address an audience who are absolutely key to deliver our clean energy future. There aren’t many energy secretaries who are physicists – let alone Nobel Laureate physicists. So when Steven Chu, US Energy Secretary, says something, it’s worth listening. Two years ago, in an editorial for Science ...

  • FutureGen Alliance Moves Forward With Site Selection Process for CO2 Storage Hub in Illinois

    WASHINGTON - In support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) FutureGen 2.0 program, the FutureGen Alliance today released the site selection guidelines for communities that would like to be considered as the host for a carbon dioxide (CO2) storage site. Using safe, proven pipeline technology, the hub will receive and store CO2 emissions from a power plant in ...


    By FutureGen Alliance, Inc.

  • B&W Technology Selected for Use in DOE’s FutureGen 2.0 CO2-Capture Project

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE: BWC) announced today that the oxy-coal combustion technology developed by its Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. subsidiary (B&W PGG) and Air Liquide Process & Construction, Inc. has been included by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in its award of a cooperative agreement to Ameren Energy Resources ...

  • Secretary Chu announces FutureGen 2.0

    Today, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin announced the awarding of $1 billion in Recovery Act funding to the FutureGen Alliance, Ameren Energy Resources, Babcock & Wilcox, and Air Liquide Process & Costruction, Inc. to build FutureGen 2.0, a clean coal repowering program and carbon dioxide (CO2) storage network. The project partners estimate the program will ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • $10m project to store CO2 underground in China

    The project will focus on advancing enhanced coal bed methane (ECBM) recovery and providing a pathway to adoption for near zero emissions technology from coal-fired power. ECBM involves the injection of CO2 into coal seams to displace methane that can be used to generate energy, while providing the additional benefit of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by storing the CO2 ...

  • FutureGen Alliance CEO a Featured Speaker at KEMA Utility of the Future Leadership Forum 2010

    Michael Mudd to Offer Insight Into Balancing Prime Fuels, Conversion Technologies and Environmental PressuresBURLINGTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/09/10 -- FutureGen Alliance CEO Michael Mudd will be a featured speaker at KEMA's third annual Utility of the Future ...


  • Hamon Research-Cottrell licenses J-Power EnTech’s ReACT technology

    (Somerville, NJ) Hamon Research-Cottrell has entered into a formal license agreement with J-Power EnTech, Tokyo to market J-Power EnTech’s ReACT technology in North America. ReACT (Regenerative Activated Coke Technology) is an advanced multi-pollutant control technology for highly efficient control of SOx (SO2 and SO3), NOx, mercury and particulate.  ReACT is a commercial technology with ...


    By Hamon USA

  • Speech to Doosan Babcock carbon capture oxyfuel demonstration opening

    May I start by saying that Ed Miliband wanted to be here today to open this important project but unfortunately he is unable to join you because he is at an EU international climate change meeting in Sweden. I’m sure you’ll appreciate that it’s very important for the Secretary of State to be there as we approach the crucial Copenhagen negotiations in December. Ed asked me to attend on his behalf, ...


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