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Environmental


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

DTE Energy Will Close Belle River Coal Power Plant Two Years Early

Detroit-based DTE Energy said it will cease all coal use at its Belle River Power Plant no later than December 2028, at least two years earlier than the facility’s previously…



West Virginia PSC Approves Continued Operation of Three AEP Coal Power Plants Through 2040

The Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC) approved Appalachian Power Co. (APCo) and Wheeling Power Co.’s (WPCo’s) request to keep the 2,930-MW Amos, 1,320-MW Mountaineer, and 780-MW Mitchell coal-fired…


Getting to Net-Zero GHG Emissions Will Take More Than Closing Coal Plants

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, next month. The roughly two-week-long event will bring together delegates from around the…


Environmental and Permitting Considerations for Decarbonizing with Hydrogen

Many experts believe hydrogen will play a key role in the effort to decarbonize the world’s energy supply. However, current hydrogen production methods release a lot of carbon dioxide, and…


Water Intake Reliability in the Age of Environmental Uncertainty

Thermal power plants need a continuous supply of cooling water to operate, but as the natural environment changes, more and more screen blockages are occurring at cooling water intakes. Maintaining…


Addressing the Increased Need to Decommission Power Plants in a Sustainable Manner

Coal-fired power plant decommissioning and remediation work is not typically a utility company’s core business. That’s why having the right partner and implementing a sound plan to ensure both environmental…