COAL POWER Direct [June 11, 2014]

Conveyor Inspections: Could a Contractor Help You?

Conducting conveyor inspections and maintenance can pose significant risks to employees, as these activities bring workers into close proximity with the conveyor system under potentially dangerous conditions. Staff members are…

The EPA’s Clean Power Rule in Three Infographics

Under rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on June 2, 2014, existing fossil fuel–fired U.S. power plants must comply with state-specific goals to lower carbon pollution from the…

Report: Power Plant Emissions Down Substantially

According to a report released on May 28, NOX and SO2 emissions in 2012 were 74% and 79% lower, respectively, than they were in 1990 when Congress passed major amendments…

EPA’s Carbon Pollution Guidelines Incite Heated Reaction

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its “Clean Power Plan” proposal today, which spurred a wide range of responses. Environmental groups applauded the guidelines while fossil fuel proponents decried the…

Duke Energy and EPA Reach Agreement on Dan River Coal Ash Cleanup

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Duke Energy have signed an agreement regarding cleanup of the coal ash release that occurred at the retired Dan River coal-fired power plant…

Making Decisions in the Face of Uncertainty

  Washington, D.C., June 10, 2014 – How can governments and businesses make investment and policy decisions in the face of enormous uncertainties? That’s a question facing many in the…