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SwRI to Design Flameless, Low-Emission Coal Combustion Pilot 

San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) said on Aug. 12 it will get $3 million…

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Southern Nuclear Adds New Power Plant Simulators

GSE Systems said it has delivered and commissioned three additional full-scope simulators for Southern Nuclear’s…

State Agencies Object to Xcel Energy, Southern Power Deal

Xcel Energy’s effort to purchase a 760-MW natural gas combined cycle facility in Mankato, Minnesota,…

22 States, Environmental Groups Mount Legal Challenges to EPA ACE Rule

A coalition of 22 states and seven local governments on Aug. 13 filed a lawsuit…

Feds Delay Environmental Permit for Vineyard Wind Project

The developers of a multibillion-dollar wind farm off the Massachusetts coast said August 12 they…

THE BIG PICTURE: A Spotlight on Oil-Fired Power

Discussions about fossil-fueled power capacity are typically centered on coal and natural gas. The former…

The Power of a 'Green' Decommissioning, Remediation, and Redevelopment Plan

Economic pressures coupled with new and proposed regulations to reduce air emissions and regulate cooling water use and the management and disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCRs) continue to drive the

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Fertile Ground for Community Solar Gardens

Community solar projects, also known as solar farms or solar gardens, are maturing and moving forward. Minnesota leads the nation with 559 MW of capacity on the ground, and other states are following with new

SCR Project Upgrades Two Units at Four Corners

The numbers tell the story of how the addition of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology helped an iconic New Mexico coal-fired plant reduce its emissions, keeping the plant in operation and continuing

Equipment Showcase: Coatings and Corrosion Control

A major part of maintaining a power plant at peak efficiency is dealing with or preventing damage from corrosion and corrosive objects that can enter air and water intake systems, including pipes and fluid

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Next-Generation HRSGs Start Fast and Reduce Emissions

Today’s heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) are suffering reliability problems, mainly because they’re being operated…

A Brief History of GE Gas Turbines

July marks two important milestones that set gas-fired generation on its course to becoming a…

Insights Into Siemens’ Stunning Gas and Power, Renewables Shakeup

In the days following its May 7 announcement that it will spin off its Gas…

Safety a Major Focus of CTOTF Conference

Marc Yeston kicked off the Combustion Turbine Operations Technical Forum (CTOTF) spring conference on April…

GE Marks ‘Ultra Low’ NOx Gas Turbine Technology Triumph

In a significant technical triumph, GE has completed first installation of a new gas-fired power…

Navajo Nation Ends Bid to Acquire 2.3-GW Coal Plant

After a Navajo tribal council on March 21 voted 11–9 to block acquisition of the…

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What Is Coal’s Future? [PODCAST]

The Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs—a bipartisan think tank—will host the “Jackson Hole Global…

Coal Silo Failures Reveal the Need for NDE Inspection

In July 2016, a coal silo collapsed at an Indiana power plant. The root cause…

AEP Will Close Ohio Coal Plant Early

American Electric Power (AEP) this week confirmed it will close its coal-fired Conesville Power Plant…

Nation’s Oldest Independent Coal Producer Files Bankruptcy

Colorado-based Westmoreland Coal Co. on October 9 said it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy,…



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