COAL POWER Direct [Sept. 10, 2014]

Boiler Chemical Cleaning: Doing It Correctly

Like some of those tests your doctor is always after you to get, boiler chemical cleaning is something that most of us would rather not think about but that we…

A U.S. Power Industry Regulatory Update

The U.S. power sector has seen a number of developments on the regulatory front in recent months. Here’s where major federal rules stand today. (For a more dynamic and graphic…

Nation’s First Comprehensive Coal Ash Bill Awaits Enactment in North Carolina

North Carolina's Legislature last week became the first in the nation to approve a sweeping coal ash bill, but the state's governor isn't fully endorsing it.  Both the House and…

EPA Approves Nation’s First Underground Injection Permits for Carbon Sequestration

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday granted the nation's first four Class VI underground injection permits for carbon sequestration to the federally backed FutureGen 2.0 carbon-capture-and-storage (CCS) project.  The…

Is the U.S. Coal Fleet “Under Threat?”

The nation’s coal fleet is under threat, alleged Dr. Larry S. Monroe, chief environmental officer and senior vice president for research and environmental affairs with Southern Co. during the keynote…

Commercial-Scale Carbon Capture Project Starts Construction in Texas

Construction on a $1 billion commercial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) system—one of the world’s largest to use post-combustion capture technology—began this July at NRG Energy’s W.A. Parish Unit 8…