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Power


Monthly Issue | April 1, 2013

SNL Energy Predicts Continued Gas Switching in 2013

Dispatch competition between U.S. coal and natural gas plants has been a prominent feature of power markets since 2009. The industry witnessed high coal-to-gas switching levels in 2012 as an…


Project Planning Key to Smooth J.T. Deely 2 SCR Retrofit

CPS Energy (CPS), a wholly owned subsidiary of the City of San Antonio, is the second-largest municipally owned power generator in the U.S. (5,816 MW). Deely 2 is a 440-MW…


Kemper County IGCC Project Update

The Kemper County IGCC Project is a lignite-fueled 2 x 1 integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) facility that uses the air-blown TRansport Integrated Gasification (TRIG) technology jointly developed by Southern…


Bad Policy Built on Bogus Study

Claims by the wind industry that another year-long extension of the production tax credit (PTC) would create American jobs are based on “self-serving industry interviews and unsupported wind capacity forecasts…


Mayor Bloomberg Is Wrong on Coal

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently gave a presentation in Washington, where he stated: “Coal is dead.” Fortunately, both for the prosperity of the United States and the goal to…


Germany’s Expensive Experiment

Germany is building more coal-fired power plants than at any time in the past 20 years for one very practical reason: They cost less to operate than the other options.…


Four Major EPA Air and Water Rules Forthcoming Through May, Agency Schedule Shows

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates final regulations curbing greenhouse gas (GHG), mercury, and air toxics emissions from new sources could appear in the Federal Register by the end of…


EIA: U.S. Power Sector SO2, NOx Emissions Lowest Since 1990

Power plant emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the U.S. declined to their lowest level since 1990, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in early March.…


EPA Directs 36 States to Revise SIPs for Emissions During Plant Startup, Shutdown, Malfunction

A rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) directs 36 states to revise their Clean Air Act State Implementation Plans (SIPs) to eliminate exemptions for excess emissions of air…


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