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Environmental


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

Efficiency a Priority at Caofeidian Coal Power Plant

Coal power may be struggling in some parts of the world, but it’s doing just fine in China. New plants are coming online featuring state-of-the-art technology. Two ultrasupercritical units added…



Success Through Engineered Upgrades and a Focus on Behavior

It sounds kind of strange, but you don’t always know, what you don’t know. That was the case at a Thai coal plant. When it started burning Indonesian subbituminous coal,…


EPA Changes Closure Requirements in Coal Ash Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on July 29 finalized several changes to the regulations for disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCRs), or coal ash, from electric utilities. The changes…


Keeping the Lights on in South Korea

South Korea has flourished over the past six decades, transforming its place on the world stage. However, progress has come at a price—far higher than average pollution generated from its…


Xcel Energy Approved to Run Two Coal Units on Seasonal Basis

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved Xcel Energy’s request to offer two of its coal units into the Midcontinent Independent System Operator market on a seasonal basis. That means the…


Islands: An Ocean of Potential for Marine Energy

While island governments are exploring marine power technologies as serious options for future resources to replace diesel, technology developers are looking at improved value through new revenue streams, such as…