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  • EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

    The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material. Environmentalists had pushed for the hazardous classification, citing the hundreds of cases nationwide in which coal ash waste had tainted waterways or underground aquifers, in many cases legally. A ...


    By Associated Press

  • Coal-ash waste poses risk across the nation

    The billion-gallon wave of toxic coal-ash sludge that burst from a power-plant retention pond and buried 300 acres of rural Tennessee hints at a far larger problem: hundreds of similar threats nationwide. More than 1,300 coal-ash waste sites are dotted across the United States, about half of them actively used, federal data show. Some are landfills. The rest are 'surface impoundments' (storage ...


    By Axcess News

  • Coal Gasification expands in China

    Advantica secures major contractAdvantica has reached agreement with New Gold Chemical Company of China to supply a technology licence and design support for the construction of three BGL gasifiers in Hulunbeier in Inner Mongolia. The plant will produce up to 2,900,000 m3 of synthesis gas a day for use in the production of ammonia and urea. The project was started in June 2008, and is expected to ...


  • Clean Coal Is Available Now

    Balancing energy costs with environmental goals is becoming increasingly difficult, but there are a number of promising opportunities which will make the achievement of this balance possible. These opportunities are analyzed by the McIlvaine Company in its Power Plant Air Quality Decisions service. The reality is that 50 percent of U.S. power is being produced in coal-fired plants. These ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Will biomass be the saviour of coal?

    KEMA, an independent service provider to the energy industry, has prepared a White Paper on the use of biomass for energy production at existing coal-fired plants. Biomass co-firing is gaining increasing attention from both utilities and regulatory stakeholders. It offers renewable energy generation with low capital costs and takes advantage of the high electrical efficiencies of today"s coal ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Coal Ash Spill

    (CNN) -- The coal ash poured out of a broken pipe into the Dan River, turning water into dark muck. It took nearly a week to stem the spill, which sent millions of gallons of sludge from a retired power plant into a river that supplies drinking water to communities in North Carolina and neighboring Virginia. Workers stopped the ...


    By RCBC Global Inc

  • Coal is no longer on front burner

    America's headlong rush to tap its enormous coal reserves for electricity has slowed abruptly, with more than 50 proposed coal-fired power plants in 20 states canceled or delayed in 2007 because of concerns about climate change, construction costs and transportation problems. Coal, touted as cheap and plentiful, has been a cornerstone of President Bush's plans to meet America's energy needs with ...

  • Call for Papers: waste to energy+recycling / CLEAN GAS AND COAL

    On February 19 to 20, 2013 in Bremen, the two events "waste to energy+recycling" and CLEAN GAS AND COAL will be held concurrently under the joint motto SECURITY OF SUPPLY. A wide scope of ideas for sustainable waste management and reliable energy supply will be presented. The two international exhibitions and conferences are organised by Freesen & Partner GmbH, who have been putting together ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage

    Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material. The Obama administration is under court order to unveil the rule Friday, ending a six-year effort that began after a massive spill at a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Transitional assistance for waste coal mine gas under the renewable energy target

    Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, announced an amendment that will see the Renewable Energy Target (RET) 'topped up' to allow existing waste coal mine gas projects to generate Renewable Energy Certificates. The Government is conscious that cessation of the New South Wales Greenhouse Gas Reduction Scheme and the transition to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme may ...


    By Australian Government

  • Court decision prevents dumping of coal mine waste in US waters

    In a federal court decision this week, environmental groups won a case that will help protect US waters from surface coal mining waste. The case, heard by the Southern District of West Virginia, challenged an Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide permit that would have authorized waste material disposal from surface coal mining into U.S. waters. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Ohio ...

  • Coal Ash Anticipated to Be Regulated As Nonhazardous Waste, Duke Energy Says

    Forthcoming regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency are likely to designate coal ash as a nonhazardous waste despite a recent high-profile spill of the material in North Carolina, Duke Energy Corp. said. “We do expect it will be designated as nonhazardous,” Keith Trent, chief operating officer of regulated utilities for Duke Energy, said during a conference call ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Burn Waste PVC in Coal-fired Boilers and Solve Multiple Environmental Problems

    Coal-fired power plants can add PVC scrap to their coal and make byproduct hydrochloric acid.  The result would be elimination of mercury both from coal-fired stacks as well as from the obsolesced chlorine manufacturing facilities.  There would also be greenhouse gas benefits and elimination of the ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Statement from EPA on coal ash

    WASHINGTON - EPA's pending decision on regulating coal ash waste from power plants, expected this month, will be delayed for a short period due to the complexity of the analysis the agency is currently finishing. As part of her commitment to ensuring the protection of public health and the environment regarding coal ash, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson had set a deadline to complete the ...

  • Pennsylvania Groundwater Contaminated By Coal Ash

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, September 18, 2007 (ENS) - Disposing of coal ash in mines is contaminating water supplies throughout Pennsylvania, according to a report released today by the advocacy group Clean Air Task Force and the nonprofit, public interest law firm Earthjustice. In 10 of 15 mines examined across the state, groundwater and streams near areas where coal ash, or coal ...

  • EPA plans to regulate coal ash

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today is proposing the first-ever national rules to ensure the safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. Coal combustion residuals, commonly known as coal ash, are byproducts of the combustion of coal at power plants and are disposed of in liquid form at large surface impoundments and in solid form at landfills. The residuals ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Coal-Fired Generators Can Be Green

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    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Coal-ash dumps threaten community

    From his modest home near the Cape Fear River, Sam Malpass can glimpse the tall stacks of Duke Energy's Sutton Steam Electric Plant, a looming reminder of the environmental dangers threatening his family. Contaminated groundwater from a pair of huge Sutton coal-ash dumps is headed toward the wells that provide drinking water for Flemington, a largely working class community a half mile from the ...


    By Associated Press

  • No new coal without CCS - Miliband

    A future that curbs emissions from new coal fired power stations, and will see the UK lead the world in the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, was proposed by Ed Miliband today. Setting the UK at the forefront of the global race to decarbonise fossil fuels, he set out to Parliament proposals for the basis on which coal fired power which will be permitted in the future: ...


  • Burn Coal and Reduce CO2 Not Increase It

    Documento sin título Contrary to the popular belief, coal can actually be utilized to reduce greenhouse gases not increase them. ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

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