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EPA Issues Final NAAQS Ozone Rule at 70 ppb [UPDATED]

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Oct. 1 released the final version of new National…


EPA Finalizes Steam Electric Power Plant Effluent Guidelines

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized revisions to technology-based effluent limitations guidelines and standards,…

Ash Basin Upper Stormwater Drain 
A concrete pipe below this coal ash impoundment failed, releasing coal ash and ash pond water
into the Dan River. Credit; USFWS/Steven Alexander

Georgia Power to Close All Coal Ash Ponds in Response to EPA CCR Rule

Georgia Power plans to close all 29 of its coal ash ponds to comply with the…

"Washington, D.C. - 2007 aerial view" by Carol M. Highsmith

Senators Cite Conflicting Polls and Studies During Environmental Hearing

An old saying often attributed to Mark Twain is, “Figures don’t lie, but liars figure.”…

A GE wind turbine and its digital twin. Image credit: GE Power & Water

GE Announces Digital Power Plant as Component of the Industrial Internet

Before the official start of its Minds + Machines event in San Francisco this week,…

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Geothermal Energy: Is New Technology Resetting the Agenda?

After years of stressing the conventional virtues of geothermal power production—reliable, baseload renewable energy from…


TOP PLANT: Columbia Energy Center, Portage, Wisconsin

Alliant Energy and its co-owners are investing $900 million to modernize the Columbia Energy Center…


The Clean Power Plan Is Final: Time to Find the Candles?

On August 3, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a much-anticipated suite of regulations,…

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Largest OTEC Facility Inaugurated in Hawaii

One of the world’s largest facilities that harvests energy from ocean temperature gradients began operation…

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Texas Sets Record for Gas Power Burn, Still Barely Enough

The Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) on August 10 set a record for electricity…


Talen Energy Sinks Its Talons into Three Power Plants, 2.5 GW of Capacity

Talen Energy Corp. announced on July 20 that it has agreed to acquire MACH Gen…

1.	Big on gas. The Lagoon Creek Combustion Turbine Plant in west Tennessee is one of TVA’s nine combustion turbine facilities and one of four combined cycle sites. The colocated units have a joint capacity of 1,444 MW, making the site TVA’s largest gas-fired facility. Courtesy: TVA

Gas Passes Coal as Top U.S. Power Source

King Coal has lost his crown—at least temporarily. Electricity generation data from the Energy Information…


EPA Finds “No Widespread, Systematic Impacts” on Water Quality from Fracking, but Data Limited

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on June 4 released a draft assessment of the…

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Duke Announces Plan to Retire Asheville Coal Plant, Replace with CCPP

Duke Energy announced on May 19 that it will construct a new 650-MW natural gas–fired…

Flower growing in a pile of bituminous Kentucky coal. Courtesy: Una Nowling

Doubling of We Energies Coal Stockpile Approved, Extra Dust Mitigation Required

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued the final construction permit this week, allowing…

250-MW Cedar Bay Generating Plant in Jacksonville, Fla. Courtesy: NGET

FPL Gains Approval to Buy Coal-Fired Plant, Plans to Retire It

Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) has received approval from the Florida Public Service Commission…


DOE Funds Coal Research and Carbon Storage Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) announced on August 17…

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McCarthy: Supreme Court Decision on MATS Won’t Affect the Clean Power Plan Rule

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy remains firm in her resolve to create a…

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Duke Proposes Full Excavation of 12 More Coal Ash Basins

With plans already approved for the closure of 12 of its coal ash basins, Duke…

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Navigating Coal-Fired Power Plant Fire and Safety Standards

Register to attend this complimentary online webinar. Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 11:00 a.m. ET. There is an abundance of standards, regulations, codes, and requirements relating to fire safety for coal-fired…

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Navigating Legal Implications of Power Industry Regulations04/21/2014

Learn about the advantages and pitfalls of being an early mover, recent legal challenges to regulations and what they mean to your operations, and the legal implications of compliance with… Register

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