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  • Obama to limit carbon at power plants

    President Barack Obama's national plan to combat climate change will include the first-ever regulations to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, as well as increased production of renewable energy on public lands and federally assisted housing, environmental groups briefed on the plan said Monday. In a major ...


    By Associated Press

  • Carbon management for power plants 2011

    As uncertainty grows around EPA and state-level regulation surrounding carbon emissions from power plants, finding strategies and technologies for complying with these regulations is becoming a top priority for power plant operators. Because of this, the Chief Environmental Officers from America's largest power generation companies including Southern Company, Dominion Resources and Constellation ...

  • Next week is carbon management for power plants

    Carbon Management For Power Plants 2011 takes place next week on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway in San Francisco. Don't miss this opportunity to meet with Chief Environmental Officers, VPs of Technology and other senior industry professionals from the U.S.A.'s leading power plant operators and examine immediate, short-term opportunities for investing in technologies for ...

  • EPA seeks to cut power plant carbon by 30%

    The Environmental Protection Agency is rolling out a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, setting the first national limits on the chief gas linked to global warming. The rule being announced Monday is expected to be finalized next year. It is a centerpiece of President Barack Obama's plans to reduce ...


    By Associated Press

  • Carbon Capture and Storage Can Help Power Plants Reduce Carbon Pollution

    Carbon capture and storage technology has a proven track record and is ready to be deployed to help new power plants meet proposed federal standards to limit dangerous carbon pollution, a Natural Resources Defense Council climate expert told Congress on Wednesday. “All aspects of…carbon capture and storage (CCS) systems have been demonstrated at commercial scale industrial facilities ...

  • Construction Begins on DOE-Sponsored Carbon-Capture Project at Kentucky Power Plant

    Today, construction began on an innovative $19.5 million carbon-capture pilot, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), at Kentucky Utilities’ E.W. Brown Generating Station near Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The 2 megawatt thermal system will be the first megawatt-scale carbon-capture pilot unit in the Commonwealth. Officials of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and energy leaders — ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Nation’s Utility Commissioners united on power plant carbon pollution

    The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners approved a key resolution on Wednesday addressing work by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop federal standards limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants. Ralph Cavanagh, Co-Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Energy Program, made this comment: “The nation’s ...

  • Obama Administration Moves to Curb Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

    The Environmental Protection Agency today unveiled the centerpiece of President Obama's climate action plan. The following is a statement by Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council: “The EPA's proposal to limit carbon pollution from power plants for the first time ever is a giant leap forward in protecting the health of all Americans and future generations. ...

  • EPA to Hold Public Hearing on Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 6, 2014 on the proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants. The proposed standards, which only apply to power plants built in the future, are flexible and would help minimize carbon pollution through the deployment of the same types of modern technologies and steps that power companies are ...

  • McCarthy Defends Proposed Carbon Rule For Power Plants in Advance of Hearings

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy preemptively countered claims that proposed carbon dioxide standards for power plants would harm the economy as the agency prepares for a series of public hearings on the proposal. McCarthy told reporters July 28 that the EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan, which would set carbon emissions standards for existing power plants, will create ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • EPA Consulted With Hundreds of Groups On Carbon Rule for Existing Power Plants

    Senior Environmental Protection Agency officials consulted with at least 210 separate groups representing a broad range of interests in the Washington area and held more than 100 meetings and events with additional organizations across regional offices as the agency prepared its carbon pollution regulation for existing power plants. Data provided to Bloomberg BNA upon request show the agency held ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Monitoring carbon storage `more effective than closing power plants`

    Using existing technologies to monitor carbon storage in developing country landscapes could save more carbon than closing 1400 coal-burning power plants, according to new research by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). The study will be presented in Poznan, Poland, at the Conference of the Parties (COP 14), an international gathering of experts working to ensure the UN Framework Convention on ...

  • Carbon Standards for Reservation Plants Delayed

    Two of the Southwest's largest coal-fired power plants straddle the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico, one within clear view of the other. But one of them didn't factor into the Obama administration's plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions across the nation because it is on an American Indian reservation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it will hold off on ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...


  • EPA Proposes Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon pollution from new power plants in order to combat climate change and improve public health. In addition, EPA has initiated broad-based outreach and direct engagement with state, tribal, and local governments, industry and labor leaders, non-profits, and others to establish carbon pollution ...

  • EPA Proposes Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon pollution from new power plants in order to combat climate change and improve public health. In addition, EPA has initiated broad-based outreach and direct engagement with state, tribal, and local governments, industry and labor leaders, non-profits, and others to establish carbon pollution ...

  • EPA proposes first carbon pollution standard for future power plants

    Following a 2007 Supreme Court ruling, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed the first Clean Air Act standard for carbon pollution from new power plants. EPA’s proposed standard reflects the ongoing trend in the power sector to build cleaner plants that take advantage of American-made technologies, including new, clean-burning, efficient natural gas generation, which ...

  • Dirtiest 30 Power Plants Spew 10 Percent of Europe`s Carbon

    BRUSSELS, Belgium (ENS) - The 30 dirtiest power stations in Europe were responsible for 10 percent of all European Union emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in 2006, finds a new analysis issued Thursday by the global conservation group WWF. The title of dirtiest power stations goes to Greece's Agios Dimitrios and Kardia, owned by DEH, the Public Power Corporation ...

  • Industry Sees Warning on Power Plant Carbon Rules in Supreme Court Decision

    A U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting the scope of the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas permitting program won't directly impact its efforts to regulate carbon dioxide from power plants. However, the June 23 decision written by Justice Antonin Scalia is providing plenty of rhetorical ammunition to industry ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Statements on EPA’s proposed carbon pollution standard for new power plants

    Following a 2007 Supreme Court ruling, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed the first Clean Air Act standard for carbon pollution from new power plants. EPA’s proposed standard reflects the ongoing trend in the power sector to build cleaner plants that take advantage of American-made technologies, including new, clean-burning, efficient natural gas generation, which ...

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