COAL POWER Direct [July 8, 2015]

Don’t Let Leachate Derail Your CCR Landfill Plans

Developing a compliance approach for a new regulation sometimes means overlooking unintended consequences of the chosen compliance method. Preparing for compliance with the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations…

Supreme Court Strikes Down EPA’s MATS Rule

In a 5–4 decision announced on June 29, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) rules limiting mercury and other hazardous air pollutants released from power plants.…

Canada’s SaskPower Opens Carbon Capture Test Facility

SaskPower, the Saskatchewan provincial utility that made history last year by developing the first full-scale post-combustion carbon capture retrofit for an operating coal-fired power plant, has taken the next step…

Continuous Water Washing in Wet Electrostatic Precipitators Reduces Capital Cost in the Chinese Market

As the Chinese government lowers the particulate matter (PM2.5) limits to 5 mg/Nm3 or less in coal-fired power plants, wet electrostatic precipitators are one of the key environmental components utilities…

How the Power Sector Has Changed Since 2001

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reveals surprising aspects about how federal subsidies for electricity have been distributed, how the power generation mix has shifted, and how…

Xcel Energy's Harrington Generating Station Earns Powder River Basin Coal Users' Group Award

Harrington Generating Station, located near Amarillo, Texas, began burning Powder River Basin (PRB) coal when its units first entered service, beginning in 1976. A unique feature of the plant is…