POWERnews [Oct. 10, 2013]

New England’s Largest Coal and Oil Power Plant to Close

Courtesy: Dominion Curt Morgan, CEO and president of Brayton Point Energy LLC, announced in a written statement on Oct. 7, 2013, that the Brayton Point Power Station will be closed…

Carbon Capture and Sequestration Falling Further Behind Demand

Late last month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report on climate change and carbon emissions, which noted that “atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide . .…

Kansas High Court Invalidates 895-MW Coal Project Air Permit

The Supreme Court of the state of Kansas last week invalidated a controversial air pollution permit granted in 2010 by state regulators to Sunflower Electric Power Corp.'s proposed 895-MW coal-fired…

Supreme Court to Review Federal Court Decision Vacating CSAPR

Though a stalemate on the federal budget endures in Congress, and the federal government continues to be partially shut down, the Supreme Court began its new term on Oct. 7…

World Coal Association Promotes Practical Steps to Combat Climate Change

While many people believe coal is incompatible with meeting the challenge of climate change, the World Coal Association (WCA) disagrees. Together with the Polish Ministry of Economy, the WCA has…

First U.S. Concentrating Solar Power Plant with Thermal Storage Begins Operations

Abengoa’s Solana solar thermal plant, the world’s largest parabolic trough concentrating solar power (CSP) plant and the first in the U.S. with thermal energy storage, began commercial operations on Monday.…