COAL POWER Direct [Mar. 12, 2014]

Are You Playing with Fire? A Guide to Fire Retardant Conveyor Belts

If a conveyor belt does not perform according to the manufacturer’s claims—by wearing prematurely, ripping too easily, or disintegrating due to excessive heat or because of oil penetration—the risk to…

Exorcising the Mercury Demons at Coal Creek Station

The deadline for power plants to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) is fast approaching. The wide range of rapidly changing and developing technologies…

EPA's McCarthy on Energy Sector Collaboration, Reliability, and 316(b)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy underscored the agency's collaboration with the energy sector as it develops environmental rules in her keynote address at IHS CERAweek in Houston on…

GAO Report: Power Sector Is Clearly Exposed to Climate Change Risks

U.S. energy infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to acute weather events and long-term changes in the climate, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says in a new report. Options to help reduce those risks…

TVA Finishes Retaining Wall Around Kingston Coal Ash Cell

Cleanup of the Kingston Fossil Plant coal ash spill is one step closer to completion. On Mar. 3, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced that a retaining wall surrounding a…

Dan River Ash Spill May Spur Tougher State Oversight, EPA Rules

The aftermath of two spills from a coal ash storage pond at Duke Energy’s Dan River Steam Station in North Carolina this month, which saw about 35,000 tons of ash…

The Advent of Flexible Coal

The increasing penetration of intermittent renewable generation, smart grids, demand response, and other emerging technologies has underscored the need for power plants with greater flexibility and