coal ash protocol News

  • Consultation on increasing the recycling of coal power station ash

    A consultation has been launched by the Waste Protocols Project, a joint Environment Agency and WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) initiative, to get views on a Quality Protocol for the re-use of ashes from power generation. The protocol aims to increase their use in the construction industry and divert millions of tonnes of waste from landfill. Funded by Defra, the draft Quality ...

  • Violations issued against Duke for coal ash spill

    North Carolina regulators issued notice to Duke Energy on Friday that the company will be cited for violating environmental standards in connection with a massive coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge. Two formal notices issued by the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources cite Duke for ...


    By Associated Press

  • China shutters factories to meet green deadline

    China has ordered 2,087 companies to close polluting plants in an effort to meet its own deadline for reducing energy consumption, reports the Agence-France Presse. China, which now consumes more energy than any other country, has pledged to cut its energy use per unit of gross domestic product by 20% between 2006 and 2010, according to the story. To meet its own deadline for reducing energy use ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The greener side of carbon

    In 1995, when the sugar division of the GMR Group launched its distillery at Sankili, a village in the Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, it had two options: to power its plant from the grid or generate it from biogas, one of its effluents. It chose the latter. Two years later, thanks to M. Prabhakar Rao, incharge of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Carbon Trading, GMR, the plant ...


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