EHS for Power Plants News

  • Advanced Energy Management Alliance: FERC Ruling Constitutes Win for Consumers in New York

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently issued an order eliminating a barrier to customer savings and better electricity system efficiency in New York. The order, announced on February 3rd, allows customers and companies to simultaneously participate in both state and federal programs that provide compensation for reducing energy usage in order to help alleviate different types of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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

  • Helping Power the Northern Powerhouse

    The Northern Powerhouse is a concept to boost economic growth in the North of England championed by recent governments in the United Kingdom, particularly in the ‘core cities’ of Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Emissions Monitoring in India Call for Papers

    The organisers of CEM India are seeking both oral and poster presentations for the CEM India Conference and exhibition which will take place from the 26th-28th September in Delhi India. India is one of the world's fastest growing economies and is currently the third largest polluting country in the world emitting 2407 million metric tonnes of CO2 .To tackle this pollution ...

  • UAE’s first nuclear power plant to begin operating this spring

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has taken its last step before becoming the first Arab country capable of producing nuclear power, after the country’s regulator approved licenses to transport and store nuclear fuel. The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) said early this week it had issued two licenses, one to the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) for the transport of ...

  • Tetra Tech Awarded U.S. Department of Energy blanket purchase agreement for environmental support services

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that it has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement to provide National Environmental Policy Act support services to the U.S. Department of Energy. Tetra Tech is one of six contractors that will share in the blanket purchase agreements with a ceiling of $91 million over a 5-year period. Tetra Tech will provide support services for a wide ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • Order for EfW Plant in Thailand

    A consortium formed by Hitachi Zosen Corporationand KPN Green Energy Solution Co., Ltd.(KPN), engaged in the engineering of renewable energy plants in Thailand,has received an order from WPGE Phetchaburi Co., Ltd. (WPP) for an Energy-from-Waste plant comprising a stoker-type waste incinerator with a processing capacity of 476tons per day and power output of 7,900kilowatts. Project ...


    By Hitachi Zosen Inova AG

  • NuScale submits first SMR application to U.S. regulators

    NuScale Power has submitted its small modular reactor (SMR) design to U.S. regulators, the first design certification application for any SMR in the country. The company submitted its 12,000 page application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) last week. The NuScale SMR design consists of integrated pressurized water reactor modules capable of generating up to 50 megawatts (MW) of ...

  • Launch of gogreengas BioSNG Pilot Plant

    Proven technology has the potential to meet one third of the UK’s domestic heat requirements. Construction has begun on a new green energy plant that will be the world’s first commercially viable facility to convert household waste to a green gas called bio-substitute natural gas (BioSNG) – which emits 80% less carbon dioxide than the diesel used widely in the UK. The ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • EIA: Renewables to grow with or without Clean Power Plan

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says it predicts renewable energy sources will continue to grow at a record pace regardless of whether the incoming administration of President-elect Trump does away with key regulations like the Clean Power Plan (CPP). According to the EIA’s 2017 Annual Energy Outlook, the United States will become a net energy exporter sometime in the next ...

  • Thailand’s new substations will improve the electrical power system reliability for Bangkok’s growing industrial base

    The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is rolling out a series of electrical power system substation and transmission projects that will significantly improve the reliability of electricity supply for industrial customers and increase the competitiveness of Thailand to attract investment. The EGAT made progress on the electrical power substation improvement program with the ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Clarke Energy Exhibits at Biogaz Europe 2017

    Clarke Energy is the approved distributor and service provider for GE’s Jenbacher reciprocating engines. We are committed to provide high quality facilities offering a reliable service as well as long-term support for the maintenance of the installations. Our offerings range from the supply of an engine through to the turn key installation of a multi-engine power plant. Applications include ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • City of Gallup selects CH2M for design-build operate services to improve city services

    The City of Gallup, New Mexico, council members approved an 8-year contract with CH2M to take over operations and maintenance of the city’s 5-million-gallon-per-day wastewater treatment plant. In addition to Operations Management Services, CH2M will design and construct an upgrade to the current facility. Upgrades will help the community with odor-control issues and boost efficiency of ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • City of Gallup selects CH2M for design-build operate services to improve city services

    The City of Gallup, New Mexico, council members approved an 8-year contract with CH2M to take over operations and maintenance of the city's 5-million-gallon-per-day wastewater treatment plant. In addition to Operations Management Services, CH2M will design and construct an upgrade to the current facility. Upgrades will help the community with odor-control issues and boost efficiency of biosolids ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • ARPA-E Announces $70 Million in Funding for New Programs to Power Transportation and Store Carbon in Soil

    The Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced up to $70 million in funding for its two newest programs: Renewable Energy to Fuels Through Utilization of Energy-Dense Liquids (REFUEL) and Rhizosphere Observations Optimizing Terrestrial Sequestration (ROOTS). REFUEL projects will use water, molecules from the air and electricity from renewable sources to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Nuclear Retirements Could Lead to Significant Increases in Short- and Long-Term Carbon Emissions, According to Brattle Economists

    A whitepaper by Brattle economists finds that the vulnerability of some U.S. nuclear power plants to premature retirement could create a major threat to the attainment of carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction. According to the Brattle analysis, the retirement of a 1,000 ...


    By The Brattle Group

  • Forecasting Europe’s water quality from space

    Drinking water accounts for about 18% of the total fresh water abstractions in the European Union (EU). Providing safe and reliable drinking water to over 508 million inhabitants, places the water sector at the centre of environmental, social and economic decision-making. Performance efficiency in water utilities has traditionally been associated with good water quality production and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • FirstEnergy to sell Pennsylvania gas plants

    FirstEnergy Corp. has filed paperwork with federal regulators stating its intent to sell four natural gas-fired power plants in Pennsylvania, part of the company’s overall strategy to exit the competitive electricity business. In a Form 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, FirstEnergy subsidiary Allegheny Energy Supply Co. has entered into a non-binding letter of ...

  • Trump taps climate change skeptic to head EPA

    President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a well-known critic of President Obama’s carbon reduction policies, to run the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a move which lays bare Trump’s determination to dismantle the EPA’s efforts to curb global climate change. Pruitt has openly questioned the scientific consensus that man-made ...

  • Entergy to close Palisades nuclear plant in 2018

    Entergy Corp. announced plans last week to permanently close the issue-plagued Palisades nuclear power plant in Southwest Michigan in late 2018, part of the company’s strategy to reduce its reliance on nuclear amid low wholesale prices. Entergy and Michigan-based Consumers Energy say they’ve agreed to end a power purchase agreement for the plant.  The planned shutdown is expected ...

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