COAL POWER Direct [Aug. 13, 2014]

WATER AWARD: Jeffrey Energy Center's Constructed Wetland Treatment System

U.S. coal power plants are finding that they need to comply with an increasing number of stringent environmental regulations, and while nobody in any industry looks forward to additional regulatory burdens

NRG to Shutter, Repower Illinois Coal Units in Modernization Bid

NRG Energy is the latest company in a string of generators choosing to cease burning coal at generating units to comply with environmental rules.   An environmental action plan to…

TVA Likely to Retire Three Coal Units in Tennessee

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is poised to decide on the fate of a coal-fired power plant in Tennessee.  At its next meeting on Aug. 21, the TVA board will…

Poor Rail Service Causing “Coal Supply Crisis”

Ongoing service issues with BNSF Railway Co. have resulted in a “coal supply crisis” for several generators in the Upper Midwest. According to a document provided by the government relations…

Settlement Requires Changes at Three AEP Coal Plants in W.Va.

American Electric Power (AEP) has agreed to close a coal plant and make changes at two others to resolve alleged Clean Water Act (CWA) violations. According to consent decrees filed…

EPA Sued By 12 States and a Coal Mining Company

A group of 12 states and a coal mining company have filed separate lawsuits in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in an effort to stop…