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  • Supreme Court Reaffirms EPA Authority to Curb Power Plant Carbon Pollution

    Building on two prior decisions affirming the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to set carbon pollution standards like those recently proposed for power plants, the Supreme Court today upheld the core of EPA’s associated permitting requirements for new carbon pollution sources. At issue was whether large new industrial facilities emitting carbon pollution – including ...

  • 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

  • Europe dodges the carbon pollution issue

    European environment ministers have sidestepped the key emissions reduction strategy of classifying carbon dioxide as a pollutant during consideration of new laws to limit industrial pollution.  The move further questions Europe's claim to be a leader in climate action, with California requiring carbon pollution mitigation for the last two years and reclassification under consideration ...


    By WWF International

  • EPA Proposes First Guidelines to Cut Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants

    At the direction of President Obama and after an unprecedented outreach effort, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is today (May 2, 2014) releasing the Clean Power Plan proposal, which for the first time cuts carbon pollution from existing power plants, the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Multi-pollutant control system for small coal based power plants meets & exceeds goals

    A US Department of Energy project has successfully demonstrated the cost-effective removal of multiple pollutants from the emissions of an older 100-megawatt coal-fired power plant at AES Greenidge's facilities in Dresden, New York.  The successful retrofit means the unit can meet increasingly stringent emissions regulations while continuing operations another 20–30 years. In addition, wide ...

  • Coal-Fired Power Plants: Air Pollution Control Technologies Analysis and Forecast to 2017 in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com

    “Air Pollution Control for Coal-Fired Power Plants” new market research report added to ReportsnReports.com store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 06, 2013 During recent years, increasing emphasis has been placed on the development of air pollution control technologies that will allow the continued use of coal as an energy source while meeting the ...


  • Controlling Air Pollution - Predictions for 2008

    CleanAIR Systems, a leader in emissions control technology, has drawn upon their daily interaction with regulatory standards, original equipment manufacturers and businesses using air pollution control products, to forecast their “Air Pollution Control - Predictions for 2008”. The issue of air pollution and how to control it was a hot topic in 2007, particularly with climate change and ...


  • 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

  • Washington governor proposes carbon pollution cap

    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state's largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release. The proposal was part of a broader package that the Democrat said would help the state meet a 2008 mandate to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions blamed for ...


    By Associated Press

  • Stringent air pollution norms boost adoption of air pollution control equipment

    The industrial growth and the infrastructure boom in India has vitalized several industries such as steel, cement and electricity. The electricity vertical has been especially invigorated, with utilities adding capacities to their plant to close the gap between demand and supply. These developments across verticals have fueled demand for air pollution control equipment (APCE) in India. New ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Dirtiest Power Plants in the USA Named

    WASHINGTON, DC, July 26, 2007 (ENS) - Nevada Power's Reid Gardner coal-fired power plant has a higher emission rate of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide than any other power plant in the United States, according to a new ranking issued today by the Environmental Integrity Project. The report ranks the 378 largest power plants in the country based on company-reported data. When it comes to total ...

  • 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 ...

  • Whitfield/Manchin Bill Would Block EPA Safeguards Against Carbon Pollution

    Legislation sponsored by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WVA) would block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from issuing safeguards to protect the public from carbon pollution, and the Natural Resources Defense Council strongly opposes it, David Hawkins, NRDC’s director of climate programs, said today in prepared congressional testimony. The proposal would ...

  • EPA responds to senators` inquiry on carbon pollution reduction plan

    The Environmental Protection Agency responded to questions from eight U.S. Senators on the EPA’s plans to use the Clean Air Act to reduce global warming pollution. Following is a response by David Doniger, Policy Director for NRDC’s Climate Center: “Using the Clean Air Act to reduce carbon pollution requires nothing different than what we’ve repeatedly done over the course of four ...

  • Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Signs Legal Agreement with EPA and U.S. Department of Justice to Reduce Air Pollution at Two Power Plants

    Under an agreement announced today by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (VIWAPA) will come into compliance with the federal Clean Air Act at its Krum Bay facility on St. Thomas and Cruz Bay facility on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. The settlement resolves numerous violations of the Clean Air Act, including ...

  • New Montana Power Plant Permit Appealed

    HELENA, Montana (ENS) - Two citizens groups are appealing the air permit for the Highwood Generating Facility, a new coal-fired power plant proposed for construction on top of the Great Falls Portage National Historic Landmark outside of Great Falls, Montana. On behalf of the Montana Environmental Information Center and Citizens for Clean Energy, the public interest environmental ...

  • Power Plant Becomes a Model for Cleaner Operation

    A massive coal-fired power plant in western Pennsylvania is turning from one of the worst polluters in the country to a model for how such a facility can clean up its act. Homer City Generating Station is expected to make the transformation in a few years. When it does, it will end four decades of nearly limitless pollution from two of its units that had long escaped regulation. Three years ago ...


    By Associated Press

  • US$200bn market for power plant desulfurization systems

    Over the next 12 years owners of coal-fired power plants will spend $200 billion dollars to add flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems to existing and new combustion units.  This is the latest forecast of the McIlvaine Company in World FGD Markets, an online continually updated report. Over 800,000 MW of coal-fired boilers will be fitted with scrubber systems.  Over 2000 units at an average cost ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Fuel Tech Awarded Air Pollution Control Orders in China Totaling $3.9M

    Fuel Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEK), a world leader in advanced engineering solutions for combustion and emissions control systems for utility and industrial applications, today announced receipt of multiple air pollution control (APC) orders in China totaling $3.9 million. Three orders were received for ...


    By Fuel Tech, Inc.

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