COAL POWER Direct [Feb. 12, 2014]

Duke’s Dan River Station Suffers Coal Ash Spill [UPDATED]

[Update Feb. 10] Duke Energy workers have succeeded in permanently stopping the leak from its coal ash pond at the Dan River Steam Station, the company reported on Feb. 8.…

Legal Deadline Set for EPA's Coal Ash Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must issue a proposed revision of its Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle D rules regulating coal combustion residuals no later than Dec. 19, 2014,…

EPA to Hand Over GHG Permitting Authority to Texas

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week proposed to approve revisions to a Texas state plan to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the state. If finalized, likely later this…

Idling of Two Coal-Fired Plants Will Cost Jobs

Big Rivers Electric Corp.—a member-owned, not-for-profit, generation and transmission cooperative serving western Kentucky—plans to idle two of its coal-fired power plants following the loss of its largest industrial load. The…

European Parliament Backs Binding Targets for Climate, Energy, Shuns Commission's Proposal

Legally binding targets to slash the European Union's (EU) carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 40%, increase the bloc's renewables' share to 30%, and improve energy efficiency by 40%—all by 2030—were…

EPA Reports Toxic Air Releases Down Due in Part to Coal Plants

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported on Feb. 4 that total releases of toxic chemicals decreased 12%, while toxic air releases were down 8% in its annual Toxics Release Inventory…

Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics Within a Smart Integrated Infrastructure

It seems as if each week brings further bad news for coal power plants. Recently, Consumer’s Energy sought relief to close three power plants, South Carolina Electric & Gas announced it would cease