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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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  ...

  • 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 ...

  • Emissions from power plants fall even as economy improves

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    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • New Report Reveals States and Utilities with Highest and Lowest Power Plant Emissions; Overall U.S. Emissions Decline

    A major new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the top 100 power producers shows that the electric industry cut emissions of NOx, SO2 and CO2 in 2011 even as overall electricity generation increased, largely due to increased use of natural gas and growing reliance on renewable energy. Based on the latest available data, the report also reveals that Wyoming, Kentucky, West ...


    By Ceres

  • U.S. Requires Arizona and New Mexico Plant Owners to Reduce Emissions at Navajo Nation Four Corners Power Plant

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a federal Clean Air Act settlement with several Arizona and New Mexico-based utility companies to install pollution control technology to reduce harmful air pollution from the Four Corners Power Plant located on the Navajo Nation near Shiprock, New Mexico. The settlement requires an estimated $160 ...

  • Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. to Present at the USTDA Chinese Power Plant Emissions Control Delegation

    Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (OTCBB: MEEC), a mercury emission capture technology company for power plants and other coal burning units, announced today that its President, Alan Kelley, will be presenting at the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) on Thursday, March 29, 2012 in Arlington, VA. Participants at this meeting include China's Ministry of Environmental Protection, ...


  • U.S. requires Arizona and New Mexico plant owners to reduce emissions at Four Corners Power Plant on Navajo Nation

    Today, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a federal Clean Air Act settlement with several Arizona and New Mexico-based utility companies to install pollution control technology to reduce harmful air pollution from the Four Corners Power Plant located on the Navajo Nation near Shiprock, New Mexico. The settlement requires an estimated $160 ...

  • The Shard Combined Heat and Power Plant

    Located in the heart of London, on the south bank of the River Thames, the Shard is a 306-metre glass spire. The Shard will be home to office space, residential apartments, a five-star hotel, retail units and restaurants spread across 600,000ft2 and 72 storeys. The main contractor for the prestigious project is the Mace Group. At time of completion the Shard building is the tallest building in ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • 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 ...

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