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  • Air Pollution Control for Coal-Fired Power Plants

    This is an update by the same author, a Ph.D. chemical engineer, of a BCC Research report of the same name published in March 2009. In the three-plus years since then there has been a lot of talk, political posturing and research, but not much has actually happened, either in new technology or major new business thrusts, in the coal-fired power plant industry regarding its actions to control air ...


  • Air Pollution Control for Coal-Fired Power Plants

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Air Pollution Control for Coal-Fired Power Plants ...


    By ReportLinker

  • China Is The World Leader In Power Plant Air Pollution Projects

    China is currently undertaking a much bigger power plant air quality improvement program than any other country in the world.  China presently has more scrubber projects.  It is second only to the U.S. in terms of NOx control projects and it is the world’s leading supplier and purchaser of electrostatic precipitators for dust control.  This rate of activity is being tracked plant ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • 3900 Power Plant Air Pollution Projects Are In Planning Or Construction

    Utilities around-the-world have initiated over 3800 air pollution control projects for completion within the next 8 years.  In the McIlvaine online database Utility Environmental Upgrade Tracking System and the companion World Power Generation Projects , McIlvaine identifies these projects for 3900 existing coal-fired plants and 790 new plants under ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • High potential to cut air pollution from Europe`s power plants

    Emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) from large combustion plants (LCP) could have been considerably lower in 2004, a report presented today by the European Environment Agency says. Power plants burning coal, oil and/or gas are significant contributors to European emissions of NOx and SO2 — two important acidifying pollutants. Improving the environmental performance of ...

  • Polluting Pennsylvania Power Plant Sued by Neighbors

    PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, October 18, 2007 (ENS) - Ralph Hysong lives about a mile from FirstEnergy's Bruce Mansfield coal-fired power plant in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, so close that he can see the plant's two stacks from his front window. Born and raised in the county where he has lived all his life, Hysong now has serious health problems - respiratory and cardiac disease, a ...

  • Big power-plant pollution cuts are ordered

    In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years. But it sets the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office. The ...


    By Associated Press

  • Ohio Plant Fined $750,000 for Air Pollution Violations

    Company Also to Cut Future Emissions Washington, D.C. - A Cincinnati-area nitric acid production facility will pay $750,000 in civil penalties to settle violations of the New Source Review (NSR) provisions of the Clean Air Act uncovered by EPA. The parent companies also agreed to install state-of-the-art pollution control equipment at the facility that will reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) ...

  • Air & Waste Management Association Announces the Power Plant Air Pollutant Control `MEGA` Symposium

    The U.S. Department of Energy, the Electric Power Research Institute, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will present the MEGA Symposium, August 30 - September 2, 2010 in Baltimore, MD. This conference will provide a detailed look at issues related to power plant air emissions. “This internationally recognized conference will ...

  • Air & Waste Management Association announces the MEGA Symposium on power plant air pollutant control

    The US Department of Energy, the Electric Power Research Institute, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will present the seventh MEGA Symposium, August 25-28, in Baltimore, MD. This conference will provide a detailed look at issues related to power plant air emissions.“As power plants work to keep up with the energy demands of the ...

  • Air pollution causes cancer

    What many commuters choking on smog have long suspected has finally been scientifically validated: air pollution causes lung cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer declared on Thursday that air pollution is a carcinogen, alongside known dangers such as asbestos, tobacco and ultraviolet radiation. The decision came after a ...


    By Associated Press

  • CEC examines air pollution from North America`s 3,000 fossil-fuel power plants

    North America's 3,000 fossil fuel-burning power plants continue to produce two-thirds of the region's electricity and, at the same time, generate the majority of certain harmful air pollutants and emit more greenhouse gases than any other industrial sector. North American Power Plant Air Emissions, a new report and database released today by the Commission for ...

  • Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania Have Worst Toxic Air Pollution from Power Plants

    Residents of Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania are exposed to more toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants than in any other state, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). At the same time, the report found a 19 percent decrease in all air toxics emitted from power plants in 2010, the most recent data available, compared to 2009 levels. The welcomed drop, ...

  • Air Pollution Control Second Only To Fuel In Cost Of Operating Coal-fired Power Plant

    Operators of coal-fired power plants are making critical decisions relative to air pollution control which will greatly effect their competitive position and/or the costs for rate payers. In the 1970s a coal-fired plant could spend 2-3 mills/kWh for owning and operating an electrostatic precipitator and opacity monitor. Today the costs for particulate, SO2, NOx and toxic control can be more ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • China continues to invest in new coal-fired power plants and air pollution control

    China has had more coal-fired capacity than the U.S. for some time. It has also had more electrostatic precipitators. Now it has surpassed any country in terms of flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems. In the not too distant future, it will become the number one operator of SCR systems for NOx Control. The McIlvaine Company tracks each Chinese power project and also the retrofits of air ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • New Jersey Appeals Against Polluting Pennsylvania Power Plant

    TRENTON, New Jersey, September 17, 2007 (ENS) - The state of New Jersey has filed an appeal in federal court seeking review of a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, that rejected the state's opposition to an operating permit for a coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania. Attorney General Anne Milgram said that the appeal was filed with the U.S. Third Circuit ...

  • New Jersey Sues U.S. EPA Over Pennsylvania Power Plant Pollution

    TRENTON, New Jersey (ENS) - New Jersey Attorney General Stuart Rabner today filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, for failing to act on a petition from New Jersey objecting to a proposed operating permit for a coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania. 'This facility is directly across the river from New Jersey and has emitted more than 30,000 ...

  • Suit prevents new polluting power plants in low-income neighborhoods

    Finding for a coalition of community, health and environmental groups, the Honorable Ann I. Jones’ decision today forbids the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) from subsidizing new power plants in the Southland at the expense of air quality without a full analysis of the environmental impacts. Today’s court decision confirms that AQMD’s environmental study failed to admit the ...

  • EPA issues first national standards for mercury pollution from power plants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, the first national standards to protect American families from power plant emissions of mercury and toxic air pollution like arsenic, acid gas, nickel, selenium, and cyanide. The standards will slash emissions of these dangerous pollutants by relying on widely available, proven pollution controls that ...

  • National Grid Applauds EPA`s Release of Rule That Will Reduce Air Pollution From Power Plants

     National Grid today applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its release of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).  The final rule fulfills EPA's obligation established in the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments to regulate toxic air emissions from the electric sector.   "Today, EPA has finalized a reasonable rule that reflects its constructive engagement with ...


    By National Grid PLC

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