COAL POWER Direct [Feb. 10, 2016]

CHP and Other Technologies Could Breathe New Life into U.S. Coal-Fired Power Plants

Since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its “new source performance standard” on August 3, 2015, requiring new coal power plants in the U.S. to emit no more than 636 kg (1,400 lb) of

Duke Energy Fined $6.6 Million for Dan River Coal Ash Spill

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) issued a $6.6 million fine to Duke Energy on February 8 for environmental violations related to the February 2014 coal ash spill…

Coal Ash Mapping Using Electromagnetic Technology

The identification and containment of coal ash has risen to the top of the priority list for plant managers across the U.S. after inadvertent releases of coal ash into unintended areas resulted in adverse

EPA, DOE Experts Upbeat on Regulatory Agenda

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) acting administrator of the Office of Air and Radiation, and the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) head of clean coal and carbon management gave upbeat assessments…

Navigating Legal Implications of Power Industry Regulations

A summary of POWER's legal affairs conference on power industry regulations.

Kemper IGCC In-Service Date Pushed to Q3, Costs Surge Again

Mississippi Power's lignite-fired Kemper County integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant is seeing yet another delay and $110 million in new costs, a filing with state regulators shows. The…