COAL POWER Direct [Apr. 8, 2015]

Keeping Pollution Control Devices Online with Good Operating Practices

In order to comply with the Clean Air Act and subsequent regulations covering emissions, coal-fired utilities have installed multiple pollution control devices. Understanding key operating aspects of this equipment can…

Experts: EPA Clean Power Plan's Legal Uncertainty May Have Lasting Impact

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Clean Power Plan will certainly be challenged in court, but states and power companies must expend enormous resources developing and complying with state plans regardless…

Understanding Electrical Fire Hazards at Electric Generating Stations

Minimizing the impact of electrical fires in power plants requires a combination of prevention, compartmentalization, detection, and suppression strategies. But first, everyone in a plant needs to understand the hazard.…

Industry in Turmoil: Coal Plants Shutting Down Around the World

Numerous announcements of plant closures during the past week are painting a grim picture for the future of the coal industry. On March 20, several news outlets reported that American…

Balancing Risk, Reliability, and Safety at Plants Slated for Retirement

When the decision is made to retire a power plant, the work of getting there is just beginning. Maintaining safe and reliable generation requires strong leadership, clear communications, and heightened…

White House Formally Submits Climate Pledge to Slash GHGs

The U.S. will seek to cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 26% to 28% from 2005 levels by 2025, the White House said on March 31 in a target…