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Environmental


Legal and technical aspects of power plant environmental monitoring and control; regulatory issues

1.2-GW Dedicated Hydrogen-Fired Power Plant Starts Taking Shape in Texas

Entergy Texas will seek approval for a 1.2-GW hydrogen and natural gas–fired combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power facility in Orange County, Texas. The Beaumont-based Entergy Corp. subsidiary on July…



The Remarkable Responsibility of Coal Refuse Power

West Virginia’s only remaining coal refuse–fueled facility, the 80-MW Grant Town Power Project, is a 2021 Top Plant winner for powering on, despite challenges, to remediate 530,000 tons of coal…


Taean IGCC: Continued Operation, Continued Achievement

Korea Western Power’s Taean Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Power Plant this year marked 4,000 hours of consecutive accident-free operations, setting a new world record for IGCC power plants. South…


China Starts Up Turbines at 16-GW Hydro Project After Four-Year Construction Period 

China in late June began operating two of the world’s first 1-GW hydropower turbines at the Baihetan Hydropower Station in southwest China. When the project’s 16 generating units are completed…


Perspectives on Energy Recovery from U.S. Plastic Waste

The truth about plastic placed in recycling bins is that most ends up in landfills. Converting the energy stored in plastic into electricity via waste-to-energy power plants offers a beneficial…


The SAINT: Turning Ice Cream Residuals and Food Waste into Energy

Food and beverage manufacturers around the globe generate greenhouse gas emissions from high-strength organic wastes, much of which is too concentrated to send to local wastewater treatment facilities. To develop…