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  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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 ...


  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • AMETEK Land Reveals How Power Plants Can Better Monitor Their Emissions

    AMETEK Land reveals in its latest engineering brief how power plant operators can benefit from opacity monitoring systems to verify that they are compliant with global and national emissions limits. The brief, which is available at https://www.landinst.com/documents/1217, outlines how power-generation plant operators must ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Global Technologies Group, Inc. Results of Cement Plant Mercury Emissions Testing

    Global Technologies Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GTGP) presents report dated April 20, 2012 for Mercury emissions testing completed by MSE Technology Applications, Inc. Cement Plant Mercury Emissions Testing Using MBS The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will implement new mercury emissions regulations in 2013 and many cement plants will not be able to meet the more ...

  • Environment: Commission takes the United Kingdom to Court over power plant emissions

    The European Commission has referred the United Kingdom to Court due to the absence of a reduction in emissions by the Aberthaw coal-fired power station in Wales. Emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) at the power station were found to exceed the permissible limits. Under EU legislation on emissions from  ...

  • Johnson Matthey opens new emissions control catalyst plant in southwestern Pennsylvania

    The US$43 million, 150,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility near Smithfield, PA will create 110 advanced manufacturing jobs. Johnson Matthey—a world leader in advanced materials technology—will hold a grand opening on Friday, August. 21, 2009 of its new emissions control catalyst manufacturing plant on an 11.5-acre greenfield site near Smithfield in southwestern Pennsylvania. The facility is ...

  • New Wärtsilä power plant to halve carbon emissions at Minnesota utility site

    Wärtsilä will supply a 47 MW Smart Power Generation power plant to Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) in Minnesota, USA. The order includes five Wärtsilä 34SG engines running on natural gas. The equipment will be delivered in the autumn of 2017, and the plant is expected to be fully operational in May 2018. “Wärtsilä engines are an important piece of RPU’s ...


  • NEW - Opsis Continuous Emissions Monitoring system for power plant operators

    Untitled Document Enviro Technology Services is pleased to announce the launch of the new Opsis CEM system. Designated Powerman 400, this automatic dilution extractive system is designed for continuous ...

  • `Hybrid` nuclear plants could make a dent in carbon emissions

    Original story at MIT News Many efforts to smooth out the variability of renewable energy sources — such as wind and solar power — have focused on batteries, which could fill gaps lasting hours or days.  But MIT’s Charles Forsberg has come up with a much more ambitious ...

  • Hybrid system could cut coal-plant emissions in half

    Original story at MIT News Most of the world’s nations have agreed to make substantial reductions in their greenhouse gas emissions, but achieving these goals is still a considerable technological, economic, and political challenge. The International Energy Agency has projected that, even with the new ...

  • 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 ...

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