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  • Beijing power plants to curb emissions for Olympics

    Beijing's power plants are set to slash their emissions in a bid to clean up the skies in time for this year's Olympic Games, according to reports in local media. The five power plants based in the city are fuelled mainly by coal and provide a third of Beijing's electricity and all of its thermal energy. However, local media have reported that the Huaneng Beijing Thermal Power Plant has put in ...

  • Medium combustion plants emissions: informal deal with Council

    Draft plans to set sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emission limits for medium-sized combustion plants, such as electricity generators or heating systems for domestic, residential or industrial use, were informally agreed by MEPs and the Latvian Presidency of the Council on Tuesday. EU Member states will have to assess whether to introduce stricter limits in areas where these emissions breach ...


    By European Parliament

  • MEPs vote to cap Emissions of Medium Combustion Plants

    EU countries would have to enforce sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emission limits upon medium-sized combustion plants, such as electricity generators or heating systems for domestic, residential or industrial use, under draft plans approved by the Environment Committee on Wednesday. MEPs voted to adapt the scheme to match the plants’ thermal input, so as to reduce the administrative ...


    By European Parliament

  • Medium combustion plants: New rules on emissions adopted

    On 10 November 2015, the Council adopted a new directive to limit the emissions from combustion plants of medium size. These new rules are part of the clean air legislative package, which aims at improving  air quality in the EU. The new directive sets emission limit values for certain pollutants. These limits will be applied for new and existing ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • EPA extends power plant emissions deadline...slightly

    While its ambitious agenda to curb greenhouse gases (GHG) has been delayed, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is still moving ahead in full force to have power plants – one of the biggest contributors of GHGs – cut emissions drastically. The EPA announced late last year it would move to push new, strict emissions performance standards on plants and refineries. The move faced ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Cutting CO2 emissions from existing coal plants

    Professor Ernest Moniz, director of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) and former undersecretary of the US Department of Energy, has unveiled a report on reducing carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal plants. The report is based on the findings of a major MIT symposium on retrofitting coal-fired power plants, and identifies a range of possible next steps for the consideration of policy ...

  • Capping emissions from medium-sized combustion plants

    Proposed EU sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emission limits for medium-sized combustion plants, such as electricity generators or heating systems for domestic, residential or industrial use, were backed by MEPs on Wednesday. They had already been informally agreed with EU ministers. In areas where these emissions breach EU air quality standards, EU countries would be required to assess whether ...


    By European Commission

  • Power Plant Emissions Ranked as a Climate Action Tool

    For the first time, the carbon dioxide emissions of the world's 50,000 power plants, the most concentrated source of greenhouse gases, have been compiled into a massive new database called CARMA - Carbon Monitoring for Action. Power sector emissions account for 25 percent of the global total of carbon dioxide, 40 percent of carbon emissions in the United States, and are a primary cause of global ...

  • Illinois cement plant agrees to reduce harmful emissions

    Two companies that own and operate a Portland cement manufacturing facility near Dixon, Ill., have agreed to install state-of-the-art pollution controls to reduce harmful air emissions and pay an $800,000 civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice announced today. St. Marys Cement Inc., (U.S.) and St. ...

  • Concentrating emissions

    Researchers at MIT have shown the benefits of a new approach toward eliminating carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions at coal-burning power plants. Their system, called pressurized oxy-fuel combustion, provides a way of separating all of the carbon-dioxide emissions produced by the burning of coal, in the form of a concentrated, pressurized liquid stream. This allows for carbon dioxide sequestration: ...

  • EPA issues stringent emission standards for coal- and oil-fired power plants

    In response to a court deadline, today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first-ever national standards for mercury, arsenic and other toxic air pollution from power plants. The new power plant mercury and air toxics standards - which eliminate 20 years of uncertainty across industry - would require many power plants to install widely available, proven pollution control ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • McCarthy Touts Collaborative Effort In Developing Power Plant Emissions Rule

    The Environmental Protection Agency has written its proposed rule to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants with collaboration in mind and will continue listening to interested parties, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said May 22 in Seattle. Speaking in advance of the June 2 release of the proposed rule, McCarthy told a round table of public officials, venture capitalists and ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • First us power plant with stricter federal emissions limits

    GE has announced its zero liquid discharge (ZLD) wastewater recycling technology will be installed at the Russell City Energy Center (RCEC), a new 600MW natural gas and steam combined-cycle power plant being built in Alameda County, USA. RCEC is the first power plant in the country to be builtunder a voluntary agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency to meetstricter limits on ...

  • Corpus Christi Plant Agrees to Pay Over $750,000 to Improve Emission Controls

    The MarkWest Javelina plant will invest over $650,000 for facility operations improvements that will reduce flaring events and improve communications with the local community. The gas processing plant will also pay a civil penalty of $97,500 to settle violations of the Clean Air Act uncovered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The consent agreement addresses a number of violations ...

  • EPA proposes to slash mercury emissions from cements plants

    EPA is proposing to signficantly reduce mercury emissions from Portland cement kilns, the fourth-largest source of mercury air emissions in the US The proposal would set the nation's first limits on mercury emissions from existing Portland cement kilns and would strengthen the limits for new kilns. The proposed standards also would set emission limits for total hydracarbons, particulate matter, ...

  • How Obama`S Power Plant Emission Rules Will Work

    The Obama administration is poised to unveil the first rules limiting carbon emissions from the thousands of power plants across the nation. The pollution controls form the cornerstone of President Barack Obama's campaign to combat climate change and a key element of his legacy. Obama says the rules are essential to curb the heat-trapping greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. Critics ...


    By Associated Press

  • Northeast States Renew Call for Power Plant Emissions Cuts

    Reducing power plant emissions achieves fewer deaths, fewer respiratory and heart-related hospital admissions and emergency room visits, decreases in school absences, and higher worker productivity, a new study by the Ozone Transport Commission, OTC, has found. With these findings in mind, the OTC, an organization of 12 northeastern and mid-Atlantic states plus the District of Columbia created ...

  • Air Pollution Damages from Plant’s Emissions Prompt Lawsuit

    Residents of Muscatine, Iowa have filed a lawsuit against Grain Processing Corp., which they allege emits so much pollution that homes, cars, and buildings across the city have been damaged. According to the Huffington Post, residents say that the plant, which makes corn-based products, spews toxic chemicals and particulate matter into the air that then travels for miles with the wind.   ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Companies to pay penalty, reduce harmful emissions from Hagerstown cement plant

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced today that Holcim (U.S.) Inc., the owner and operator of a Portland cement manufacturing facility in Hagerstown, Md., and its previous owner St. Lawrence Cement Co., have agreed to a settlement that includes a $700,000 civil penalty to resolve Clean Air Act violations. In addition to the penalty, for continued ...

  • Three new state-of-the-art power plants improve efficiency, reduce emissions

    Three new power plants officially began serving North Carolina customers at the end of 2012, representing a combined investment of nearly $3.65 billion and marking another significant milestone in Duke Energy's commitment to meet electricity needs with advanced, cleaner generation. These sophisticated power plants ...


    By Duke Energy

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