POWERnews [Oct. 9, 2014]

World’s First Post-Combustion CCS Coal Unit Online in Canada

The first full-scale commercial post-combustion carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project at an operating coal-fired power plant is now online in Estevan, Saskatchewan, roughly 10 miles north of the U.S.…

Rising Production Still Dictating North American Gas Markets, Experts Say

Booming natural gas production, mostly in the Northeast, will continue to confound traditional North American gas market dynamics in the near future, said speakers at the LDC Gas Forum—Rockies and…

European Commission OKs Hinkley Point Nuclear Deal

On Oct. 8, the European Commission (EC) decided that the state aid included in the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant construction proposal is compatible with European Union state aid rules.…

AEP Seeks Guarantees to Ensure Economic Viability of Ohio Fleet

American Electric Power's (AEP's) Ohio unit has asked the state's Public Utilities Commission for permission to essentially charge customers for costs to operate nine unregulated coal-fired units, a move the…

Supreme Court Rejects Review of EPA’s Ozone NAAQS

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up industry's challenge to a federal court ruling that upheld the Bush administration's air quality standard for ozone.  The high court's…

CPS Energy Reconsiders Plan to Purchase Power from Texas IGCC Project

San Antonio's CPS Energy on Monday announced a new agreement to buy power from Summit Power's  proposed integrated combined cycle coal gasification (IGCC) plant that will include carbon capture, utilization,…