COAL POWER Direct [July 15, 2014]

Construction Begins on World’s Largest Carbon Capture Retrofit

The Department of Energy (DOE), NRG Energy Inc., and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corp. announced on July 15 that construction has begun on the first commercial-scale post-combustion carbon…

Wyoming Works to Advance Carbon Solutions to Keep Coal Viable

Gov. Matthew Mead is taking an active role in developing an integrated test center to be constructed at a coal-fired power plant in Wyoming to research commercial uses for carbon.…

Coal Stockpiles Fall to Lowest Level Since 2006

On June 30, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) issued its “Quarterly Coal Report” covering the first quarter of 2014. The report includes data on coal production, exports, imports, receipts,…

Legal Fight Over Sunflower Coal Plant Resumes

The battle over Sunflower Electric Cooperative's plans to build an 895-MW coal-fired power plant in Holcomb, Kan., returned to court on Friday. The Sierra Club, represented by Earthjustice, filed a…

Survey: Two-Thirds of Energy and Manufacturing Firms Hit By Cyberattacks

A report released July 10 finds alarming gaps in the security of the world’s critical infrastructure. The study—sponsored by Unisys and conducted by Michigan-based security research firm Ponemon Institute—was based…

Supreme Court Chips EPA GHG Authority, Says Agency Has No Power to “Tailor” Laws to Policy Goals

Partially reversing a 2012 federal court decision, a divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exceeded its authority under the Clean Air Act when it…