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  • Improving international wind power law

    International regulations and laws laid down in 1982 by the United Nations are failing to address the modern issues surrounding the development of offshore wind farms, according to a legal expert at the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow. Writing in the International Journal of Public Law and Policy, Ekaterina Anyanova explains how alternative methods of energy production, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • EPA to host Seattle public listening session on reducing carbon emissions from existing power plants

    This Thursday Nov. 7 in Seattle, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host one of 11 public listening sessions to gather public input as the agency develops Clean Air Act guidelines to reduce carbon emissions for existing power plants. Power plants are the nation’s largest stationary source of carbon pollution, responsible for about one third of all greenhouse gases in the United ...

  • 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 ...

  • Enviros Challenge Proposed Coal Gasification Power Plant

    SEATTLE, Washington, September 20, 2007 (ENS) - Public power agency Energy Northwest is moving forward with plans to construct a 680-megawatt coal gasification power plant at the Port of Kalama in southwestern Washington state. The consortium of publicly owned utilities has asked the state’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council to hold adjudicatory hearings in late October, ...

  • US asks for comments on planned greenhouse gas law

    The public will have an opportunity to comment before the US Environmental Protection Agency takes any action to regulate the greenhouse gases responsible for climate change, EPA chief Stephen Johnson told members of Congress in a letter last Thursday. Johnson said he will solicit public input through an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking as the agency considers the specific effects of climate ...

  • What ever happened to Canadian environmental law?

    Three writers from York University's Osgoode Hall Law School* have prepared a thought provoking examination of Canadian environmental law to explain why they believe Canada has become a laggard in both legal reform and environmental performance. The authors, Associate Professor Stepan Wood, Law Student Georgia Tanner and Professor Benjamin J. Richardson, compare recent developments in Canadian ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Washington State Rejects Coal Gasification Power Plant

    Environmental groups are applauding Tuesday's decision by Washington state siting officials to halt consideration of a proposed coal gasification power plant at the Port of Kalama in southwest Washington state near the Oregon border. Members of the state's Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council, EFSEC, unanimously rejected the plan by public power agency Energy Northwest for permanently ...

  • Northern California Power Agency Signs Power Purchase Agreement for Ram Power`s Geysers Geothermal Power Plant

    Ram Power, Corp. (TSX: RPG) ("Ram Power" or the "Company"), a renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, is pleased to announce today that the Northern California Power Agency ("NCPA") has signed an amended and restated power purchase agreement (the "Power Purchase Agreement") with the Company's subsidiary, Western GeoPower, ...


    By Ram Power Corp.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ormat to Acquire Geothermal Power Plant in the Island of Guadeloupe

    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA) announced today it has signed a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to acquire, gradually, 85% of Geothermie Bouillante SA (GB) at a total company enterprise value of up to around €52 million (approximately $56 million USD, based on current foreign currency exchange rates). GB owns and operates a 14.75 MW geothermal power plant and owns two ...


    By Ormat Technologies, Inc.

  • Northern California Power Agency Approves Power Purchase Agreement for Ram Power's Geysers Geothermal Power Plant

    Ram Power, Corp. (TSX: RPG) ("Ram Power" or the "Company"), a renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, is pleased to announce today that the Northern California Power Agency ("NCPA") has approved an amended and restated power purchase agreement (the "Power Purchase Agreement") with the Company's subsidiary, Western GeoPower, ...


    By Marketwire

  • Wärtsilä to supply 384 MW gas power plant to Azerbaijan - largest single power plant order ever

    Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 17 July 2012 at 11.30 am EET Wärtsilä, a leading global supplier of flexible and efficient power plant solutions, has been awarded the contract to supply a 384 MW gas power plant to Azerbaijan. In terms of output, this is the largest single power plant order that Wärtsilä has received to date. When completed, ...


  • Texas Power Plants "Enter the MATRICS" to Comply with New CSAPR Regulations

    With the EPA’s new Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) going into effect in less than a week, power plants across the southwest are scrambling to ensure that they comply with new federal regulations. On Dec. 26, Houston-based consulting firm ACS Engineering ...


    By PRWeb

  • Putting clean air laws in to practice – report shows potential for improvement

    Air-related legislation in the EU aims to protect human health and the environment from pollution. But this legislation is not always fully implemented. Bridging this gap is the subject of a new publication from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report is the result of collaboration between the EEA, the European Commission and 12 cities which participated in the Air ...

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