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Power


Monthly Issue | January 28, 2013

Report: Fuel for Power Generation to Lead Energy Growth Through 2040

Fuel for power generation will account for about 55% of demand-related energy growth through 2040, ExxonMobil forecasts in its latest annual energy forecast. Like several other forecasters, the Irving, Texas–based…


EPA Tightens Fine Particulate Matter NAAQS

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule late last year that strengthens its National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) to 12.0 micrograms per…


Countries Worldwide Propose to Build 1,200 New Coal Plants

While the war on coal is working, reducing coal generation and consumption and associated carbon dioxide emissions here in the United States, many world economies are looking towards coal for…


Carbon Tax Would Raise Unemployment, Not Swap Revenue

Interested in raising revenue and reducing global warming, some policymakers in Washington are floating the idea of a carbon tax. In order to sway conservatives to support a carbon tax,…


EPA’s CO2 Regulations are NOT Based on Sound Science

The Supreme Court, in Mass v. EPA, stated that the EPA must treat CO2 and other Greenhouse Gases (GHGs), as “pollutants” and then carryout an analysis to determine whether the…


America’s Aging Generation Fleet

Coal-fired generation units across the U.S. are an average age of 37 years old, while the average retirement age since 1999 is 48 years. Coal units are not the only…


Jinzhushan 3: The World’s First PC-Fired Low Mass Flux Vertical Tube Supercritical Boiler, Part 3

The Jinzhushan Unit 3 boiler completed its 168-hour reliability run on July 4, 2009. The boiler performance test was completed on September 12, 2009. The performance test results show all…


Cracking the Code

Embattled Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson announced her resignation on December 27 citing the pursuit of “new challenges” and “opportunities to make a difference” as the reasons for…


EPA Finalizes Standards for Industrial Boilers, Certain Incinerators

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Dec. 20 finalized changes to a specific set of adjustments to the Clean Air Act that apply to coal, oil, natural gas, and biomass…


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